Endor Productions

‘Vienna Blood’ prodco Endor recruits development head

UK-based Endor Productions has appointed Jen McConnell as head of development. In her new role, McConnell will lead the expansion of the Endor development slate and strengthen the creative strategy of the company. She arrives at Endor after working as a story producer on series two and three of Sanditon for Masterpiece and Britbox, following […]

ZDFE & Red Arrow’s Endor join forces on ‘D.I Helen Grace’ adaptation

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) and Red Arrow Studios-owned Endor Productions have teamed up to develop and co-produce detective drama A State Of Grace. The 6 x 60-minute show is based on the bestselling novels by MJ Arlidge, with A State Of Grace an adaptation of the first book in the D.I Helen Grace-led series, Eeny Meeny. Screenwriter […]

Red Arrow’s Endor rejigs as founder Hilary Bevan Jones steps down

Endor Productions’ founder Hilary Bevan Jones is stepping back from the Red Arrow Studios-owned company she founded, with Carlo Dusi taking on her remit as MD. Bevan Jones will become an exec producer at the UK-based firm, which has been behind shows including Deep State, Vienna Blood and Amazon’s Neil Gaiman adaptation Anansi Boys. She […]

Amazon Studios & Neil Gaiman to adapt ‘Anansi Boys’

Amazon Studios has ordered a limited series based upon Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel Anansi Boys for Prime Video. The show is produced by Amazon Studios, The Blank Corporation, Endor Productions, and Red Production Company. The six-episode series will begin shooting in Scotland later this year and will be written by Gaiman and Lenny Henry, alongside […]

Red Arrow rejigs as distribution exec Carlo Dusi joins UK’s Endor Productions

Red Arrow Studios International (RASI) scripted exec Carlo Dusi has taken up a new role overseeing strategy at sibling firm Endor Productions. Dusi, who was most recently EVP of commercial strategy for scripted at Red Arrow’s sales arm, will become executive producer and strategy director at UK-based Endor, which was founded by Hilary Bean Jones and became […]

ORF and ZDF take a second stab at ‘Vienna Blood’

Broadcasters ORF in Austria and ZDF in Germany have ordered a second season crime of drama Vienna Blood. The series is produced by Red Arrow Studios-owned UK-based Endor Productions and Austria’s MR Film and based on the best-selling Liebermann novels by Frank Tallis. It is distributed globally by Red Arrow Studios International. Three new 90-minute […]

Red Arrow Studios extends deal with Endor MD Hilary Bevan Jones

ProSieben-owned Red Arrow Studios has struck a multi-year contract extension with Hilary Bevan Jones, founder and MD of its UK-based drama outfit Endor Productions. Endor, which became part of Red Arrow Studios in 2012, is behind Vienna Blood for Germany’s ORF and ZDF – and acquired by the UK’s BBC and PBS in the US […]

Red Arrow’s Endor appoints Fox Networks exec as creative director

Deep State outfit Endor Productions has appointed former Fox Networks Group (FNG) exec Sara Johnson as its creative director. Johnson, who was previously VP of scripted at FNG in Europe & Africa, will oversee creative for the Red Arrow Studios-owned UK producer, which is led by MD Hilary Bevan Jones. She will work across the […]

Exclusive: All3Media’s deal for Red Arrow Studios back on

All3Media’s pursuit to acquire Red Arrow Studios is understood to be back on course after ProSiebenSat.1 paused the sales process of its global production and distribution division late last year. The German company triggered a strategic review of Red Arrow in September, prompting a number of companies including Sony Pictures Television, AMC and All3 to […]

BBC One commissions Endor for Parkinson’s drama ‘But When We Dance’

BBC One has commissioned Red Arrow’s Endor Productions for one-off drama But When We Dance. The feature-length production (1 x 90 minutes), produced with Clearwood Films, centres on Tony and Emma, who first meet at an English National Ballet class for people with Parkinson’s. The drama has been commissioned as part of a three-prong strategy […]