ITV Studios

Cineflix Productions hires ITVS & Wilderness alum as head of current

Cineflix Productions has appointed former ITV Studios and Wilderness Productions’ exec David Casey to a newly created role overseeing creative for its factual programming. Casey becomes head of current and will lead the division’s team of executive producers on new and returning factual series, reporting to JC Mills, president and commercial director at Cineflix Productions. […]

Show of the week: Vintage Voltage

This new 10-part car transformation series from the UK’s Attaboy TV and MPH Film gives vehicles the makeover they need to keep up with more recent models. The show goes behind the scenes at a Wales-based operation that is converting classic vehicles to run off electric power, on a scale larger than anywhere else in […]

TBI Weekly: Six Reasons Why Adult Animation Is Set To Flourish

Adult animation is a well-worn medium but the unique combination of a global production shutdown, ongoing uncertainty over the viability of big budget scripted projects and the insatiable demand for content is pushing the genre forward at rapid speed. And while animated projects are not quick turnarounds, they are perhaps the most viable for production […]

‘Snowpiercer’ prodco and Adult Swim veteran Weidenfeld team for new animation outfit

Snowpiercer producer Tomorrow Studios and animated TV veteran Nick Weidenfeld have teamed up to launch a new animation studio, Work Friends. Work Friends will be the first primetime TV animation label in ITV Studios’ current US scripted TV studio operation. Tomorrow Studios is also a partnership between ITV Studios and producer Marty Adelstein. ITV Studios […]

BBC, Jimmy McGovern prep drama about racist attack victim Anthony Walker

The UK’s BBC has commissioned a one-off feature-length drama, penned by acclaimed writer Jimmy McGovern, and based upon the real-life story of British teenager Anthony Walker, who was murdered in a racist attack. Written by McGovern (Broken, The Street) and directed by Terry McDonough (Cold Feet, An Adventure In Space And Time), the 1 x 90-minute […]

ITV Studios takes distribution rights to BBC crime thriller ‘Line Of Duty’

ITV Studios (ITVS) has picked up distribution rights to the sixth season of UK drama Line Of Duty, the Jed Mercurio thriller previously sold by the now defunct Kew Media Distribution (KMD). Line Of Duty is produced by ITVS-owned World Productions and follows the exploits of AC-12, a police division exploring corruption within the force. […]

ITV Studios snags second window sales for ‘Bodyguard’

ITV Studios (ITVS) has struck a raft of deals for its scripted series including Jed Mercurio’s crime hit Bodyguard, as Covid-19 drives up demand for second window rights. The six-part show, from ITVS-owned World Productions, was first available in 2018 via the UK’s BBC and Netflix elsewhere but has now been picked up by Seven […]

Show of the week: Snowpiercer

Seven years after the world has become an uninhabitable frozen wasteland, the survivors of humanity reside in a gigantic, 1001-car train that circles the globe in perpetual motion. While life aboard Snowpiercer is preferable to the icy apocalypse outside, class inequality is rife and some live in luxury, while others must endure constant hardships to […]

Britbox boards ITV’s Covid-19 drama series ‘Isolation Stories’

BBC Studios and ITV’s North American streamer BritBox is onboard Isolation Stories, the limited series from Jeff Pope (Philomena) exploring families living through the Covid-19 lockdown. The show, which will debut exclusively on the streamer on 23 June, is being produced by Oscar nominated writer-producer Pope and his ITV Studios-backed Factual Drama label, with Sheridan […]

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