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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 […]

Amazon bags ITV drama as US original

Amazon Prime Video has acquired exclusive US rights to ITV drama Fearless. All six episodes of the Mammoth Screen-produced show will debut on the SVOD platform on Friday, October 27. Fearless stars Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) as a ballsy human rights lawyer attempting to prove the innocence of a convicted child killer, and the web […]

BBC One makes Three drama order

UK channel BBC One has commissioned a pair of dramas, one based on a trilogy of Sarah Lotz books called The Three. The other is an original script titled The Serpent, and comes from Ripper Street’s Richard Warlow. The Three follows a mystery that begins after three children miraculously survive four plane crashes, with a […]

ITV buys Line of Duty prodco

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired Line of Duty producer World Productions. World CEO Roger Charteris is stepping down as a result, with creative director Simon Heath the new chief exec and managing director Roderick Seligman continuing to oversee day-to-day management. ITV will take rights to all new World-produced series going forwards. Significantly, Content Television will […]

Victoria reigns in Europe, Israel

ITV period drama Victoria has found new homes in Italy, Russia and Israel. The Mammoth Screen-produced series is going to satellite broadcaster Yes in Israel, free TV network Mediaset in Italy and Russian VOD service IVI. In Italy, the show recently launched on La Effe a pay channel owned by the Feltrinelli Group distributed on […]

ITV orders Desire drama

ITV has greenit Desire, a new drama series from UK prodco Mammoth Screen. The series will follow a woman recovering from a messy divorce who then falls for the wrong man. It is being written by Jeremy Brock, the co-creator of long-running UK medical drama Casualty. ITV Studios Global Entertainment will sell the series internationally. […]

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