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BBC & CBC partner with Idris & Sabrina Elba & Supercollider for docuseries co-commission

UK and Canadian pubcasters, the BBC and CBC, have co-commissioned Paid In Full: The Battle For Payback (working title), a docuseries about the systematic exploitation of Black artists by the music industry. Zinc Media-owned Supercollider, Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures and Sabrina Elba’s Pink Towel are co-producing the series, which will explore what it would […]

Idris Elba & Mo Abudu strike co-pro partnership to champion African & Diaspora talent

Luther: The Fallen Sun star Idris Elba and Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu have partnered to jointly develop and co-produce a TV and film slate offering talent from Africa and its Diaspora new paths into the industry. Through their respective production companies, Green Door Pictures (Hijack) and EbonyLife Media (Reclaim, Dada Safaris), they will create […]

Idris Elba’s Green Door enters joint venture with Kris Thykier’s Archery

Idris Elba’s production company Green Door Pictures has entered into a joint venture with Kris Thykier’s Archery Pictures. The multi-year agreement will see the two UK-based companies work together on multiple TV and film projects. Luther star Elba launched Green Door in 2013, with the studio behind Sky comedy In The Long Run and the […]

Quibi makes first UK order with Idris Elba car stunt series

Short form video platform Quibi has greenlit its first show from the UK, a car-stunt series fronted by Idris Elba and rally car driver Ken Block. In Elba vs. Block, the duo pit a variety of cars against each other through a series of stunts to prove whose car and which driver is the best. […]

Script to Screen: Guerrilla

The story of how John Ridley’s passion project became Sky and Showtime’s latest star attraction, ahead of its UK debut on April 13. Act 1 The Black Lives Matter movement brought race relations right back to the centre of debate in the US. In entertainment, scriptwriter John Ridley has done as much as anyone else […]

HBO Euro nets, BBCWW recruit Guerrilla

HBO services in the Nordics, Spain and Central and Eastern Europe have bought upcoming drama Guerrilla. HBO Nordic, HBO España, HBO Europe and BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand have acquired the Sky and Showtime series. BBCWW ANZ will put the show out on the BBC First network. Endemol Shine International sells the series, which […]

Idris Elba to take over BBC Three

Idris Elba is to oversee a “unique and ground-breaking” season of content for the BBC’s online channel, BBC Three. The Idris Takeover will see the multihyphenate’s production company, Green Door Pictures, produce content for BBC Three’s iPlayer channel, YouTube and the BBC Three website. The event will be a week long, and cover topics including […]

Idris Elba prodco, Lionsgate award Sin of God

Idris Elba’s prodco and Lionsate UK will develop drama series Sin of God from Matthew Kirton, after the up-and-coming writer won a competition organised by the pair. Sin of God tells the story of a man with a dark past who comes back form the dead. It will be worked up by Green Door Pictures […]

Idris Elba brings the fight to Discovery

Actor and producer Idris Elba is producing and starring in a three-part series for Discovery Networks International in which he will train to become a professional kickboxer. Idris Elba: Fighter will see the Luther star ultimately competing against a seasoned brawler in a no-holds-barred bout. It will shot on location in Britain, Cuba, Japan, South […]