Harlan Coben


Red boss Nicola Shindler to lead Studiocanal UK

Nicola Shindler, head of Happy Valley producer Red, is to head up Studiocanal UK. Replacing outgoing chief Danny Perkins, she will be responsible for setting up and running a new in-house film production arm developing British films. She will continue to run the Manchester-based Red, which was acquired by Studiocanal in 2013. She joins the […]

Different shades of Red: Nicola Shindler one-on-one

Nicola Shindler is surely the most well known drama producer from Manchester, England, with a credits list including Queer as Folk, Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley. She tells Jesse Whittock about finding the perfect story and whether she could produce in the US Think of the most influential producers in the UK in […]

Netflix & Canal+ co-order Safe drama

Streaming service Netflix and French paycaster Canal+ have co-commissioned an eight-part drama, Safe, which was previously set for Sky. The series comes from writer Harlan Coben, and will star Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and Amanda Abbingdon (Sherlock). Danny Brocklehurst (Shameless) is attached as writer. A similarly-themed series from Red, Coben and Brocklehurst was announced as […]

Gallonde will Make it Happen with new prodco

French producer Sydney Gallonde has launched Make it Happen Studio, a new France based drama indie. Gallonde made Harlan Coben adaptation No Second Chance for TF1, which was a hit for the French net and was picked up by Netflix internationally. His new prodco is backed by Alliance Entreprendre, the private equity division of French […]

Dutch drama deal for The Five

Dutch public broadcaster NPO has acquired Harlan Coben-penned UK drama The Five. The ten-part drama was originally for Sky 1 and comes from Red Production Company, whose parent, Studiocanal, sells the show internationally. In the Netherlands, The Five will debut on NPO2 on June 12 during the network’s ‘Detective Month’ with a special theatrical screening […]

Yes deal for Harlan Coben’s The Five

Israeli pay TV platform Yes has acquired The Five, the UK drama from bestselling writer Harlan Coben. The series was made for Sky’s Sky1 channel in the UK byprodco Red, which is part of the StudioCanal group. The mystery thriller follows events taking place after evidence surfaces suggesting a child who went missing years earlier is […]

Writer Coben, Red launch new prodco

Writer Harlan Coben and Red Production Company have launched a joint venture production company. Coben and Red founder Nicola Shindler will be joint CEOs of Final Twist Productions, which will be based in the US. Red parent Studiocanal will handle all programming from Final Twist, which is targeting scripted programming for American broadcast networks. Studiocanal […]