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News round-up: Mercurio signs 20th TV deal; BritBox NA takes ‘The Tower’; Stellify & Joe Sugg launch VR show

Mercurio signs 20th TV deal Bodyguard showrunner Jed Mercurio and producer Jimmy Mulville have signed a first-look deal with 20th Television under their Hat Trick Mercurio (HTM) label. HTM, which is co-owned by Mercurio and UK indie Hat Trick Productions, will develop projects for Disney-owned 20thTelevision as part of a multi-year agreement. Mercurio and Mulville […]

BBC extends Northern Irish drama ‘Bloodlands’ into second season

The BBC has extended crime drama Bloodlands, following the Jed Mercurio-produced show’s first season finale in the UK yesterday. The second season will again come from writer Chris Brandon and is being exec produced by Line Of Duty’s Mercurio, with his recently launched firm Hat Trick Mercurio (HTM) Television attached to produce. The show is set in […]

‘Bloodlands’ anticipation builds with Australia and Europe pre-sales

Broadcasters and platforms in Australia and across Europe have picked up British crime thriller Bloodlands. SBS Australia, VRT Belgium, C-More Scandinavia, NPO Netherlands, TV2 Norway and TV4 Sweden are the latest to have acquired broadcast rights, following last week’s announcement that AMC-owned Acorn had secured the series for the US and Canada. The 4 x […]

Acorn TV brings ‘Bloodlands’ to US and Canada

AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV has acquired exclusive US and Canadian rights to British crime thriller Bloodlands. The series was written by Chris Brandon and exec produced by Jed Mercurio, of Line Of Duty and Bodyguard fame. It marks the first commission for Mercurio’s production company, Hat Trick Mercurio Television, and was made in association […]