Euston Films


ITV serves up thriller from ‘Luther’ creator Neil Cross, Euston Films

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered contemporary thriller Because The Night from Luther creator Neil Cross.  Produced by Kate Harwood’s Hard Sun prodco Euston Films, the four-part drama is inspired by the novel Burial, which is also from Cross. The book, published in 2009, tells the story of two friends who become privy to the events that led to the murder of […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Baghdad Central

Distributor: Fremantle Producer: Euston Films Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK) Logline: A crime thriller looking at Baghdad through the eyes of an Iraqi cop after the fall of Saddam Hussein Baghdad Central is a six-part crime thriller for the UK’s Channel 4, written by The Last Kingdom scribe Stephen Butchard and based on the novel by Elliot Colla. The series […]

American SVOD nets bag Tree Fu, new Willows

SVOD service Hulu has acquired exclusive local rights to BBC preschool toon Tree Fu Tom, while Turner’s upcoming OTT net has bought the new Wind in the Willows. The Hulu deal comprises all three seasons of the show, which comes from FremantleMedia Kids & Family, BBC kids channel CBeebies and Blue Zoo Animation. They will […]

Fremantle & UFA adapt Robert Harris thriller Munich

FremantleMedia has signed a deal with author Robert Harris to produce the TV adaptation of his latest novel Munich. The international coproduction between FremantleMedia’s Euston Films and UFA Fiction will be shot in the UK and Germany. Munich is a spy thriller set to the fateful Munich Conference of September in 1938. It deals with […]

Staring into the Hard Sun

While investigating what appears to be the routine death of a computer hacker in London, Charlie Hicks (Jim Sturgess) and Elaine Renko (Agyness Deyn) stumble upon proof that the world is facing certain destruction in just five years. They soon find themselves being pursued by ruthless security service operatives who are willing to kill in […]

Fremantle UK restructures as C4 exec enters

Richard Holloway will step down from his duties as interim CEO of FremantleMedia UK but remains atop of prodco Thames, with Channel 4 entertainment chief Liam Humphreys (pictured) taking over the unscripted side of the business. Along with his role as managing director of entertainment label Thames, Holloway (below left) has been leading FMUK’s unscripted […]

All3 co-founder joins FremantleMedia UK board

All3Media co-founder David Liddiment has joined FremantleMedia as non-executive chairman of its UK arm. He will sit on the FremantleMedia UK operating board and advise interim CEO Richard Holloway, his management team and the FMUK prodcos ­– Boundless, Euston Films, Newman Street, Retort, Shotglass Media, Talkback and Thames – on UK and international issues. Liddiment, […]

FremantleMedia drama prodco opens Swedish wing

A day after FremantleMedia revived one of its oldest drama prodcos, the superindie has unveiled its newest scripted production venture. The firm’s Danish scripted producer Miso Film has launched a Swedish office and poached Scandinavian producer Sonnet Film’s executive Sandra Harms (above) to run the division, TBI can reveal. This comes after UK-headquartered FremantleMedia took a […]

BBC drama boss leaves to revive FremantleMedia’s Euston Films

The BBC’s head of drama, Kate Harwood (left), is leaving the UK public broadcaster revive Euston Films, the FremantleMedia-owned production company that made iconic series including Van der Valk, The Sweeney and Minder between 1971 and 1994 before winding down Harwood will leave her role as head of drama production to become managing director at […]