Eagle Eye Drama

Eagle Eye links with Dries Vos & Hiskia Van Aert for Happy Duck Films

Professor T and Suspect firm Eagle Eye Drama has launched a new Belgium-based production company with director Dries Vos and producer Hiskia Van Aert (Undercover, Tabula Rasa).  Happy Duck Films will be based in Flanders and aims to produce English-language titles that taps into local creative talent. Vos, who worked with Eagle Eye on Professor T, will join the […]

MIPTV scripted round-up – updated throughout the day

BBCS to adapt ‘Eve Stranger’ BBC Studios has optioned Eve Stranger, the comic-book series created by writer David Barnett and illustrated by Philip Bond for TV series development. Eve Stranger is the story of the enigmatic Eve, who has unlimited funds, a jet-set lifestyle, and extraordinary abilities – as well as a growing suspicion that she’s working for the […]

MIPTV scripted round-up – updated throughout the day

Eagle Eye & Beta re-open Hotel Portofino UK drama Hotel Portofino has been extended into a second season by UK-based Eagle Eye Drama and Germany’s Beta Film. The show’s first season had aired on Britbox UK, but its owner ITV revealed last month that the service will be subsumed into its new ITVX streamer offering. Hotel Portofino […]

ITV & BritBox board Eagle Eye Drama’s original debut ‘Hotel Portofino’

UK-based ITV and BritBox have boarded Hotel Portofino, a new drama set on the Italian Riviera during the 1920s from Eagle Eye Drama. Sky Italia and Foxtel in Australia will also air the series, with PBS Distribution picking up sales rights for North America. The series has been created and written by Matt Baker and […]

Show of the Week: Professor T

Original Death In Paradise leading man Ben Miller returns to the detective genre with this new drama that tackles as many mental health issues as it does violent crimes. Miller plays the titular Professor Jasper Tempest – aka Professor T – a brilliant but unorthodox criminology teacher at England’s prestigious University of Cambridge, who is […]

UK’s C4 adapts ‘Clown’ for Christmas with Helena Bonham-Carter

Channel 4 in the UK has commissioned an animated adaptation of Clown, based on the classic children’s book from Quentin Blake. The show is being produced by Eagle Eye Drama, the production company recently launched by the team behind global drama streamer Walter Presents, and is due to air in December. It has been commissioned […]

ITV adapts Spain’s ‘Game Of Talents’ and Belgium’s ‘Professor T’ formats

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a local adaptation of Spanish gameshow format Game Of Talents, while filming has commenced on new crime drama Professor T, based on a Belgian scripted format. Game Of Talents is based on a format created by Fremantle and is being produced by Fremantle-owned Thames. The show sees contestants team up […]

Channel 4 remakes Swedish drama with Walter Presents founders’ prodco

Channel 4 in the UK has ordered a remake of Swedish drama Before We Die, with Eagle Eye Drama – the company launched by the founders of streamer Walter Presents – attached to produce. The six-part crime thriller, which will be known as Before We Die in the UK as well, will star Lesley Sharp, […]

Walter Presents team launches drama venture backed by Channel 4

The trio behind international drama platform Walter Presents is setting up a new drama venture, backed by UK broadcaster Channel 4. Founders and creators Walter Iuzzolino, Jo McGrath and Jason Thorp’s new outfit is called Eagle Eye Drama, and it will focus on producing English-language drama inspired by foreign-language programmes the team have championed via […]