Eleventh Hour Films

Eleventh Hour lands ‘Showtrial’ & ‘The Killing Kind’ writer Zara Hayes

Sony Pictures Television-backed Eleventh Hour Films has hired Showtrial’s Zara Hayes as an executive producer and writer, with a remit to originate a new slate of projects. The move follows the recent launch of Eleventh Hour’s thriller The Killing Kind on Paramount+ UK, on which Hayes co-wrote, directed and exec produced. Hayes has worked in the […]

Ex-Eleventh Hour chief joins Caryn Mandabach Productions as MD

Peaky Blinders outfit Caryn Mandabach Productions has landed the former MD of Eleventh Hour Films to replace Susan Waddell, who is stepping down. Nicole Finnan will oversee development and strategy at the prodco as she takes on the remit from Waddell, who is leaving after seven years at the company. Waddell will remain on the […]

Viaplay partners with Ian Rankin for ‘Rebus’ series as first UK drama commission

Nordic streamer Viaplay has ordered a new adaptation of Ian Rankin’s Rebus detective novels as its first UK drama commission. Gregory Burke will create and write the series, which is being produced by Eleventh Hour Films for the service, which launched in the UK two days ago. Set in contemporary Edinburgh, the six-part series is […]

Global rides with ‘Robyn Hood’ from Boat Rocker & Director X

Canada-based Corus Entertainment-owned network Global has ordered Robyn Hood, a new near-future action-drama series, from filmmaker Director X, based on the English folk hero. Screenwriter Chris Roberts is penning the 8 x 60-minute series as a contemporary re-imagining of the Robin Hood myth, produced by Boat Rocker Studios in association with Corus Entertainment, Production is […]

SPT’s Eleventh Hour to adapt Jane Casey thriller ‘The Killing Kind’

Sony Pictures Television-backed UK prodco Eleventh Hour Films has secured the rights to author Jane Casey’s thriller The Killing Kind and is turning it into a limited series. Zara Hayes (Showtrial) and Jonathan Stewart (Meet You In Hell) will co-write the adaptation, with Hayes also set to direct, with author Casey will exec produce, alongside […]

SPT’s Eleventh Hour to adapt ‘Hunting Ghislaine’ podcast into TV drama

Sony Pictures Television (SPT)-backed Eleventh Hour Films has acquired rights to true crime podcast Hunting Ghislaine and is planning to turn the show into a limited series drama. Hunting Ghislaine was launched in November and tells the story of Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of disgraced billionaire media tycoon Robert Maxwell and former partner of notorious […]

BritBox UK reveals first drama slate, with Ridley Scott & Irvine Welsh series

UK streamer BritBox has revealed its first drama slate with the first TV project from Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh and a series from Ridley Scott’s company Scott Free. Five-part revenge thriller The Beast Must Die is being produced by New Regency Television and Scott Free, with Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife), Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Billy […]

Sony Pictures sells self-commissioned thriller ‘Alex Rider’ to 100+ territories

Sony Pictures Television’s (SPT) coming of age spy-thriller Alex Rider has been sold into more than 100 territories, following last week’s deal with Amazon in the UK. The show, which was first with ITV before being commissioned by SPT’s international production and distribution divisions on spec, has been acquired by Movistar+ in Spain, Nordic streamer […]

Amazon snags UK rights to Eleventh Hour’s spy thriller ‘Alex Rider’

Amazon Prime Video has acquired UK rights to Alex Rider, the coming of age spy-thriller series based on Anthony Horowitz’s novel franchise. The show is based on Point Blanc, the second book from the Alex Rider series of novels, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. It will premiere on Prime Video in the […]