Left Bank Pictures

Prime Video cancels Canadian detective drama ‘Three Pines’

Amazon Prime Video has cancelled Left Bank Pictures’ detective drama series Three Pines after one season. The cancellation comes just over three months since the 8 x 60-minute series made its December 2022 debut on the streaming service in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Greenland. The show […]

Kudos hires Left Bank Pictures exec Jemima Jennings as development expands

SAS Rogue Heroes producer Kudos has hired former Left Bank Pictures exec Jemima Jennings to a newly created development executive role. Jennings is tasked with developing scripted ideas for the Banijay-owned producer, whose output includes Steven Knight’s SAS Rogue Heroes and This Town for the BBC, as well as long-running ITV drama Grantchester and the […]

Left Bank & Blast! alums among first cohort for Sky’s commissioner scheme

Sky in the UK has named alumni from The Crown producer Left Bank Pictures and factual firm Blast! Films to become assistant commissioners via its newly launched programme aimed at broadening out its talent pool. Former Left Bank development producer Sholla Caramba-Coker will work on drama; Leanne Cosby has taken the Arts & Entertainment spot […]

Ben Stephenson’s Poison Pen adds Left Bank, Hachette & Heyday alums to UK team

Poison Pen Studios, Ben Stephenson’s ITV Studios-backed transatlantic scripted label, is expanding its London team with a trio of new appointments. Left Bank Pictures’ Luke Woellhaf has been hired as director of development, working alongside newly arrived creative director Preethi Mavahalli and Stephenson to build the international drama slate. While at Left Bank, Woelhaf developed […]

‘The Crown’s Left Bank Pictures names new creative director

The Crown producer Left Bank Pictures has named Sian McWilliams as its creative director. McWilliams, who is currently executive producer on shows including Without Sin for ITVX and The F*ck It Bucket for Netflix, will take up her new role from 1 January and oversee the whole slate of Left Bank. Her remit includes development […]

Starz to expand ‘Outlander’ world with prequel series in development

US network Starz is reportedly in development on a prequel series to its hit historical fantasy show Outlander. Outlander showrunner Matthew B. Roberts is expected to return to write and executive produce the spin-off, while Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis will also be back to exec produce under their Tall Ship Productions label. According […]

eOne hires Left Bank exec as creative director for UK scripted

Entertainment One (eOne) has appointed Sharon Hughff as creative director of scripted television for the UK. In her new role, London-based Hughff will oversee the scripted team and pipeline in the UK while leading eOne’s efforts to expand its slate of stories to international buyers in Europe and Asia. She will report to Pancho Mansfield, president […]

Netflix returns to ‘The Crown’ producer for Spanish-set robbery drama

Netflix is returning to The Crown producer Left Bank Pictures for its latest UK drama, this time an eight-parter exploring the ramifications of a robbery. Palamino tracks the story of a UK teacher who finds herself caught up in a supermarket robbery in Spain. Her life then unravels after one of the robbers claims to […]

Netflix orders ‘One Day’ series among five UK originals

Netflix has commissioned a slew of new UK-based productions, as it continues to build upon its investment in originals from the country. Anne Mensah, Netflix’s VP of UK series, this week announced five new shows to start filming in the country in 2022, with the streamer having previously revealed a record-breaking UK production spend of […]

Scripted round-up: ‘Moominvalley’ prodco Gutsy moves into drama; ITV orders ‘Without Sin’; Starzplay, Sony & ‘Homeland’ duo prep Spanish drama

Gutsy Animation moves into drama Moominvalley producer Gutsy Animations is developing its first adult-targeted drama series and has linked up with All3Media’s UK prodco Lime Pictures to co-produce. Beyond Nature will be a 6 x 50-minute English-language psychological drama that will blend live-action with VFX and CG animation. Gutsy has attached writers Jessica Ruston (Harlots), […]

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