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Quibi lights up ‘weed enthusiast’ show from ITVS’ Leftfield Pictures

Soon-to-launch short-form streamer Quibi has ordered a series that follows a marijuana enthusiast creating art for celebrity smokers. Let’s Roll With Tony Greenhand is from ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures and follow ‘cannabis artist’ Greenhand as he connects with a different celebrity weed enthusiast “to make their wildest joint dreams come true.” The show features Greenhand rolling […]

Japan’s U-Next, Wowow Plus & TFC acquire ITV Studios dramas

U-Next, Wowow Plus and TFC are among Japanese broadcasters to have picked up scripted programming from ITV Studios (ITVS). Beaubourg Studios’ French crime procedural Balthazar has been acquired by both U-Next and AXN Mystery, with the former acquiring its second season and the latter picking up the first season on second run. Also included in […]

‘Line Of Duty’s World Productions options Nikita Lalwani novel

ITV Studios-owned World Productions has optioned You People, the upcoming third novel from author Nikita Lalwani. The novel follows enigmatic south London restauranteur Tuli, who uses his business as a base to provide essential but dubious services for those in need. Among those that come to him for aid are Nia, who is running from […]

Quibi unveils 50-strong launch slate and promotional offer

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s premium short-form platform Quibi has revealed details of its launch slate and launched a promotional offer to entice users ahead of its debut next month. The Katzenberg and Meg Whitman-led service will give users a 90-day trial on the condition that they sign up ahead of the 6 April launch. After the trial, […]

ITV & BBC Studios streamer BritBox to launch in Australia

ITV and BBC Studios UK-content streamer BritBox is to launch in Australia later this year. The SVOD service, which was first launched in the US and Canada in 2017, offers an array of UK programming and last year revealed plans to “significantly expand” its offering with more original drama and live events. It will be […]

BritBox joins ITV’s true crime drama ‘The Pembrokeshire Murders’

ITV and BBC Studios’ North American streamer BritBox has boarded a forthcoming true crime drama starring Beauty And The Beast’s Luke Evans. The streamer becomes a co-producer on The Pembrokeshire Murders, which focuses on historic cold cases in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is being written by Nick Stevens (In Plain Sight) and executive produced by Simon […]

SVT orders crime drama ‘Blackwater’ from ‘The Killing’ producer Piv Bernth

The Killing producer Piv Bernth is adapting hit Swedish crime novel Blackwater for broadcaster SVT with ITV Studios handling international sales. Sweden’s SVT has commissioned a six-part TV adaptation of Kerstin Ekman’s novel Blackwater from Bernth’s Apple Tree Productions. The series will be coproduced with ARD Degeto in Germany and Filmpool Nord, supported by the MEDIA […]

ITV Studios unveils ‘Romulus’ pre-sales, plus US and Oz drama deals

ITV Studios has announced deals for its European scripted slate, including a number pre-sales for its Latin language drama Romulus. Cattleya, Groenlandia and Sky’s Romulus (10 x 60’), which reconstructs the tale of the founding of Rome, has been acquired by HBO Europe and SBS in Australia. The SBS deal also includes two further crime procedurals from […]

ITV preps for ‘Love Island’ return after host Caroline Flack’s death, aged 40

UK commercial broadcaster ITV is preparing to return Love Island to screens with an episode dedicated to its former host Caroline Flack, whose death was reported over the weekend. News of Flack’s death from suicide first emerged on Saturday, prompting the show’s channel ITV2 to postpone both that day’s Love Island: Unseen Bits programme and […]

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