Eleventh Hour Films

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 […]

Exclusive: SPT-backed Eleventh Hour Films’ MD Nicole Finnan exits

Nicole Finnan has stepped down as MD at Sony Pictures Television-backed drama prodco Eleventh Hour Films, TBI has learned. Finnan had been in the role at the Safe House and Alex Rider producer since 2017, when the company’s founder Jill Green restructured its senior management team. Green moved to become CEO with former Eleventh Hour […]

Laurence Fishburne to exec produce Sony’s Rendlesham

Actor Laurence Fishburne is to exec produce and star in Sony Pictures Television’s UFO drama Rendlesham. The eight-part paranormal series – produced by the Sony-backed UK producer Eleventh Hour Films – is inspired by the British-American UFO incident that took place at a US air base close to the village of Rendlesham, Suffolk, in 1980. […]

Sony takes minority stake in Safe House producer

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has taken a minority stake in Safe House producer Eleventh Hour Films. As part of the deal, SPT will internationally distribute the business’s new titles. The pact builds on an existing relationship between Sony and the eight-year-old UK producer. In July, Sony ordered an eight-part adaptation of British author Anthony Horowitz’s […]

ITV developing Alex Rider drama

UK broadcaster ITV is developing a television adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider spy novels. UK-based indie Eleventh Hour Films has acquired screen rights to the books, which chart the adventures of a reluctant teenage superspy. Screenwriter Guy Burt (Bletchley Circle, The Borgias) is attached to pen the scripts, with each Alex Rider novel planned […]

Rebus back on duty with Eleventh Hour

Grizzly Scottish detective inspector John Rebus is set for a TV comeback. UK producer Eleventh Hour Films has acquired rights to the Rebus catalogue, and have attached ’71 writer Gregory Burke to create a new version of the British cop series. The deal coincides with the 30th anniversary of the publication of Ian Rankin’s first […]

Jill Green prodco restructures top team

Jill Green’s UK-based drama house Eleventh Hour Films has given each member of its senior management team wider responsibilities in a restructuring. Green (pictured second right with other Eleventh Hour directors) moves up from managing director to the new role of CEO, with commercial director Nicole Finnan named as her replacement. Head of development Paula […]