Indian Summers


Netflix orders supernatural UK original

Netflix has ordered a supernatural-themed original drama produced by UK-based New Pictures, TBI can reveal. The eight-episode series will be led by All3Media-backed New Pictures’ founders Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls. Creators of the series are Hania Elkington (The North London Book of the Dead) and Simon Duric (The Crown, Black Mirror). The […]

BBC poaches Channel 4 drama chief

Channel 4’s drama chief Piers Wenger is leaving the UK broadcaster to join the territory’s pubcaster, the BBC. Wenger (pictured) has beaten off competition to land the role of controller, BBC drama commissioning, which is th most high-profile position in British sciripted television. He begins this autumn. In turn, Channel 4 has promoted deputy head […]

All3 buys Indian Summers producer

All3Media has acquired New Pictures, the UK indie behind Channel 4 ratings hit Indian Summers (pictured). The move bolsters All3’s drama assets, which currently include Midsomer Murders prodco Bentley Productions, Neal Street Productions (Ripper Street) and Company Pictures (Skins, Shameless). Former Company boss Charlie Pattinson created New Pictures with Claine Pyke, Willow Grylls and Richard […]

Masterpiece deal gives Amazon UK drama

The extension of a deal with US broadcaster PBS has given Amazon US rights to a swathe of UK drama including Wolf Hall and Poldark. Amazon already has UK series from the Masterpiece strand including Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge. The new, extended, deal gives Amazon Prime Instant Video subs the aforementioned BBC period series […]

Channel 4, PBS plan more Indian Summers

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a second season of period drama Indian Summers. The show, which comes from New Pictures and is a coproduction with PBS in the US, will return for a 10-part second run next year after its recent launch became C4’s biggest drama debut in two decades. Again set in India […]

Buyers embark on Indian Summers ahead of UK TX

A raft of international broadcasters have picked up big-budget UK drama Indian Summers ahead of its launch on Channel 4 in the UK this weekend. All3Media-backed New Pictures made the series for UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 and US pubcaster PBS. It debuts on Channel 4 this Sunday in a 9pm slot. All3Media International is […]

PBS prepares Great British Bake Off

US pubcaster PBS has acquired The Great British Bake Off as it cements its place as a key home for UK content in the States. The high-rating BBC Two reality competition show will run on PBS from Sunday, December 28 as The Great British Baking Show. The series will sit alongside UK shows such as […]

Sky Atlantic boss exits for Pattinson’s New indie

Elaine Pyke is leaving her role as boss of the Sky Atlantic channel to join New Pictures, the All3Media-backed indie producer set up by Company Pictures cofounder Charlie Pattinson (pictured). Pyke was controller of Sky Atlantic, the pay TV operator’s drama channel that houses the programming from its HBO output deal. New Pictures officially launched […]