Hardy Son & Baker

BBC, FX adapt ‘Great Expectations’ with Steven Knight, Tom Hardy

The BBC and US cabler FX have greenlit a six-part limited series adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, once again pairing up Peaky Blinders‘ scribe Steven Knight with producers Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy. Great Expectations is the second Dickens adaptation penned by Knight following A Christmas Carol, which launched on the BBC last year. […]

NBCU, Tom Hardy work up drama duo

NBCUniversal International Studios and actor Tom Hardy’s prodco are working to adapt a new crime thriller book series, and a graphic novel about a silent alien invasion. NBCUIS has a first-look agreement with Hardy Son & Baker, the prodco Hardy formed with Dean Baker in 2012. Through this deal the companies are working to adapt […]

NBCU Int’l Studios moves Coan to UK

NBCuniversal International Studios has promoted Tom Coan to senior VP and will relocate the LA executive to London. Coan (pictured) was most recently VP, scripted programming for the global NBCU production arm, but will now work on strengthening scripted from the Comcast Communications-owned firm’s London base. He will continue to report to executive VP, scripted […]

NBCUniversal strikes TV deal with Tom Hardy’s prodco

NBCUniversal has agreed a first-look deal with Hardy Son & Baker, the production company of British actor and Hollywood star Tom Hardy (Dark Knight Rises). The two-year agreement between NBCU’s International Television Production division and Hardy Son & Baker will see the pair work up original drama projects. Specifically, JoAnn Alfano, executive VP, scripted Programming […]

Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott produce BBC One’s Taboo

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy, Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight and director Ridley Scott (pictured) are creating an eight-part period drama for BBC One. Taboo will be produced by the UK wing of Scott Free Productions, Scott Free London; Hardy Son & Baker; and Sonar Entertainment, which will distribute the series outside of the UK. Knight, who […]