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BritBox NA orders Agatha Christie miniseries from Hugh Laurie

BBC Studios and ITV joint-venture streamer BritBox in North America has made its biggest US commission to date with an order for a limited series based on the Agatha Christie novel Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? to be adapted by Hugh Laurie. House and Roadkill star Laurie will write, direct and executive produce the adaptation, […]

ITV Studios launches production trainee scheme to bolster diversity

ITV Studios (ITVS) has launched a production trainee scheme aimed at fast-tracking new and diverse talent into a variety of roles. The scheme will offer 12-month contracts to successful candidates, who will receive mentoring and training, as well as placements at one of 10 ITVS-owned prodcos across both scripted and unscripted. Roles are available at […]

ITV Studios unveils scripted deals, sets out Spring drama slate

ITV Studios has struck a US deal for Mammoth Screen’s H.G. Wells adaptation War of the Worlds, selling it to AMC upgrade subscription service AMC Premiere. The deal, which takes the total number of territories War of the Worlds is available in to 221, is one of several announced by ITV Studios ahead of its […]

ITVS drama ‘World On Fire’ finds home in the US

PBS in the US, BBC First in Australia and SVT in Sweden are among companies to have struck deals for upcoming World War Two drama World On Fire. The 7 x 60 minute show was originally commissioned by BBC One in the UK and is sold by ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), with ITV […]

Studio Lambert promotes Maddie Sinclair, hires Mammoth Screen exec

All3Media-backed Studio Lambert has promoted its head of development Maddie Sinclair to become an executive producer at the company, and hired an exec from fellow UK prodco Mammoth Screen to take her previous role. Sinclair joined Studio Lambert in 2016 from BBC Studios and is being replaced by James Gandhi, who becomes head of development. […]

BBC One, Netflix preps Hippie Trail murder drama from Mammoth Screen

BBC One in the UK has commissioned a true-life drama from Poldark producer Mammoth Screen that explores how an elusive murderer operating on the Hippie Trail was caught and brought to trial, with Netflix onboard as a co-production partner. The Serpent is set in the 1970s and is being written by Ripper Street duo Richard […]

Scripted Hot Picks: World On Fire

Distributor: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) Producer: Mammoth Screen Broadcaster: BBC One (UK) Logline: A multi-territory drama telling the story of WWII through the lives of ordinary people World On Fire is the Helen Hunt-starring WWII drama following the intertwining fates of ordinary people in Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the US. “It’s one of the most epic […]

ITV orders Christopher Hampton drama The Singapore Grip

ITV has commissioned The Singapore Grip, a drama that will be adapted by Atonement screenwriter Christopher Hampton from J.G. Farrell’s classic novel. The six-part series is an epic tale set in World War II, which centres on a British family living in Singapore at the time of the Japanese invasion. The series will be executive […]

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