ITV Studios

Scripted round-up: US remake for Belgium’s ‘Team Chocolate’; Showtime adapts Swedish book for TV; Netflix reveals ‘All The Light We Cannot See’

LA-based STXtelevision has teamed with Newen’s Reel One Entertainment to develop and produce an English-language adaptation of Belgian drama Team Chocolate. The two companies have secured format rights from French independent distributor Wild Bunch TV and are planning a show for US audiences based on the Belgian series. The original show follows a young man […]

Tencent Video boards ITVS natural history series

China’s Tencent Video has boarded UK-based ITV Studio’s upcoming natural history series A Year On Planet Earth as its latest international co-production partner. Tencent joins FOX Nation in US and ARD Group in Germany on the project, which was originally commissioned by ITV in the UK and is being produced by Plimsoll Productions, in association […]

Show of the Week: Showtrial

Showtrial comes from World Productions, the UK firm behind hit drama Bodyguard, and explores the implications on justice when a murder trial grabs the public’s attention and draws unprecedented media scrutiny. By the producer’s own admission, Showtrial is a deliberately provocative title for a series that attempts to dive into the ramifications of what happens […]

ITV Studios unveils hybrid Fall Festival for drama, unscripted & formats

ITV Studios (ITVS) has unveiled its upcoming Fall Festival line-up, which will be a hybrid event offering unscripted, drama and format-focused days. The festival will allow both face-to-face and virtual meetings, with behind the scenes footage, exclusive interviews and new clips. Schedule & line-up The unscripted-focused event will take place 22 September, with drama on […]

Formats round-up: Rabbit’s Atlantic format sails into Poland; Russia enters ‘I’m A Celebrity’; TVNZ takes Beauty And The Geek Australia

Rabbit’s Atlantic format sails into Poland TVN in Poland has commissioned a local version of Over The Atlantic, the adventure reality format from Finnish production and distribution company Rabbit Films. The filming of the 8 x 60-minute series will begin in November and will be produced by Jake Vision. The show follows six celebrities as they […]

Sales round-up: Salto takes Russian ‘Sherlock’; ‘Unusual Suspects’ bought by Canada’s Bell; ‘Line Of Duty’ lands on US AVOD

Salto takes Russian Sherlock French streamer Salto has picked up rights to eight-part mystery thriller Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles, after striking a deal with distributor ZDF Enterprises. The 8 x 52-minute series, which will be available on Salto under the title Sherlock: Les Chroniques Russes in the autumn, was produced by Russian prodcos Start and […]

BritBox UK orders comedy-drama from ‘Normal People’ producer Element

ITV and BBC joint-venture streamer BritBox UK has commissioned The Dry, an original comedy-drama series about the struggles with both drink and family, from the prodco behind Normal People. Element Pictures is producing the eight-part series, in association with Fís Eireann/Screen Ireland and ITV Studios, and in partnership with RTÉ. The production began shooting in […]

ITVS sales to streamers surge by 84% in six months

ITV Studios, the production and distribution arm of UK comcaster ITV, increased its sales to streamers by 84% over the first half of 2021, according to ITV’s H1 report, published today. The company said it was on track to double its revenue from streaming platforms this year, as compared to 2020, with the studio working […]

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