Left Bank


ITV, AMC greenlight Left Bank’s ‘Quiz’

ITV and AMC are adapting James Graham’s play Quiz into a three-part series. Directed by Stephen Frears, the Left Bank-produced drama will tell the story of British couple Charles and Diana Ingram’s attempted heist of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The story is based on real-life events that saw Major Ingram, Diana and an […]

Netflix announces drama and unscripted launches

Netflix has used the TCAs to announce a number of new series coming to the streaming service later this year and into 2019. The headline shows include new limited series starring and produced by Oscar winner Octavia Spencer; new drama from the producers of The Crown; a new Gothic series with Kiernan Shipka of Mad […]

Left Bank lands Amazon sci-fi pilot

The Crown producer Left Bank has landed a pilot order from Amazon and will make Oasis, an adaptation of the Michael Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things that will feature Game of Thrones star Richard Madden. The project is one of five in Amazon’s latest ‘pilot season’, in which the streaming service trials new […]

Sovereign drama

Top drama producers tell Jesse Whittock about the small screen’s enduring fascination with royalty. The £100 million (US$125 million) budget Netflix’s drama The Crown (above) was reportedly handed isn’t quite the estimated £369 million it’s going to take to renovate Buckingham Palace’s 775 rooms, but is certainly one of the biggest purses to which a […]

Left Bank lands Amazon Indian original

Amazon has ordered an original drama pilot for its soon-to-launch Indian service, with Slumdog Millionaire and 24 star Anil Kapoor on board. The series will be based upon the Michael Faber novel The Book of Strange New Things and will be produced by Sony’s UK-based prodco Left Bank Pictures (The Crown). Kevin MacDonald (The Last King […]

Sony’s Mad Dogs unleashed around the world

Sony has shopped its US version of action drama Mad Dogs to a raft of international broadcasters. The show debuts on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video streaming service in the UK, Germany and the US this week and Sony Pictures Television said it has sold it into over 140 territories. The show is a US reboot […]

WOWOW: from Japan to LA to the world

Kayo Washio runs the LA office of Japanese pay TV channel operator WOWOW. She set up on the West Coast in 2010. An established buyer of US series and movies, WOWOW has just got on board its first international originals and Washio wants to reach out to the global TV community to scope out more […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]