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Sky ratchets up ‘Fear Index’ from ‘The Crown’ prodco with Josh Hartnett starring

Sky and The Crown prodco Left Bank Pictures have added Josh Hartnett (Penny Dreadful) to star in new original thriller The Fear Index. The four-part show, which is based on the best-selling novel by Robert Harris, is being adapted by Paul Andrew Williams and Caroline Bartleet, and directed by David Caffrey (Peaky Blinders). Hartnett is […]

Finland’s Elisa Viihde adapts BBC drama ‘The Replacement’

Finnish streamer Elisa Viihde has started production on a local adaptation of BBC drama The Replacement, which was created by The Crown prodco Left Bank Pictures.  The three-part psychological thriller is based on the UK drama created by Joe Ahearne and Nicole Cauverien, and produced by Sony Pictures Television-owned Left Bank. SPT sells rights to the […]

Netflix pledges to start declaring full $1bn+ UK tax revenues

Netflix is to start declaring the more than £1bn ($1.3bn) it makes from British subscribers to UK tax authorities, after facing increasing political pressure and questions around its low tax bill. The move is expected to increase the amount that the streamer pays in UK corporation tax, with Netflix’s UK holding company, Netflix Services UK, […]

‘The Crown’ producer Suzanne Mackie launches new production company

Suzanne Mackie, one of the executive producers behind Netflix hit The Crown, is leaving UK-based Left Bank Pictures to set up her own production company. Orchid Pictures will be based in London and work on projects across both TV and film, while Mackie will remain as an EP on the Left Bank-produced The Crown for […]

Netflix to end ‘The Crown’ with sixth season

Netflix is to end The Crown, its hit drama about the British monarchy, after a sixth and final season. Despite creator Peter Morgan’s statement earlier this year that the fifth season would be its last, Netflix has now confirmed that a sixth run is planned. The series, whose fourth season is due on the streamer […]

‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ series in development at Amazon

Amazon is developing a new series based around The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo heroine Lisbeth Salander, from the Millennium book series by Steig Larsson.  The project will be a co-production between Amazon Studios and Left Bank Pictures, in association with Sony Pictures Television. It is currently titled The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but […]

TBI Scripted: Left Bank’s Andy Harries on life after ‘The Crown’

When Netflix spent big money on two seasons of The Crown back in 2014, it marked a watershed moment for the production industry. With the show’s fifth and seemingly final season now in the works, Andy Harries, CEO and co-founder at Left Bank Pictures, discusses what’s next for the industry and his company Andy Harries […]

TBI Scripted: How I became a producer on a Netflix drama

Michael Eagle-Hodgson tells TBI Scripted how he became a producer on Alex Piña and Left Bank Pictures’ upcoming drama White Lines for Netflix, and discusses plans for his own recently launched production company Each production is like building a house: good development sets the foundations. In my quest to become a producer, I knew I […]

Andy Harries TBI Masterclass: TV industry becoming even more like film

The TV industry is increasingly becoming like the film industry, according to Left Bank Pictures CEO Andy Harries, with the opening week of a scripted project vital to its success. Speaking at a TBI Masterclass event last night, Harries, whose company has produced Netflix drama The Crown and Outlander for Starz, said: “When a show […]

TBI Masterclass prepares to welcome Left Bank Pictures’ CEO Andy Harries

Join us tomorrow for our second TBI Masterclass, this time with Left Bank Pictures’ CEO Andy Harries.  The acclaimed producer, whose company has been behind numerous hits including Netflix drama The Crown, Outlander for Starz, Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams and Origin for YouTube, will discuss how to capitalise on the burgeoning opportunities afforded by […]

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