NENT Studios UK


‘The Cry’ prodco Synchronicity hires BBC alum to lead new Australia arm

Scottish producer Synchronicity Films is launching an Australia-based division and has hired a former BBC drama exec to head it up, with its first project an adaptation of a novel by the author behind The Cry. Synchronicity Australia will be based out of Melbourne and is to be headed by former BBC drama development producer […]

Viaplay greenlights NENT Studios UK drama, with Dopamine & C4 onboard

Wonder Woman’s Connie Nielsen and former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston are linking up to star in a new drama for Nordic streamer Viaplay, which also has a Mexican partner and a UK broadcaster involved. Close To Me is an English-language psychological drama based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Amanda Reynolds. […]

NENT opens ‘The Farm’ in Greece and Hungary

Broadcasters Antenna in Greece and TV2 in Hungary have both picked up competitive reality format The Farm for local adaptation, following deals with NENT (Nordic Entertainment Group) Studios UK. TV2 is in pre-production with a celebrity edition which will air in the autumn season, but Antenna is yet to commit to a date. Denmark’s TV2 […]

NENT Studios UK and Projector Pictures take ‘The Holiday’ together

NENT (Nordic Entertainment Group) Studios UK and UK indie prodco Projector Pictures have gone into development on an adaptation of TM Logan’s thriller The Holiday. The company has an existing first-look deal with Projector, which was founded by actor Trevor Eve and was behind two series of his starring vehicle Kidnap And Ransom, as well […]

News round-up: SeriesFest expands line-up; ‘Cleaning Masters’ format travels to Russia; NENT Studios UK picks up 40 hours of Crackit content

SeriesFest updates line-up SeriesFest has revealed new additions to its previously announced line-up ahead of the launch of its sixth annual international television festival tomorrow. Moving online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival will be streaming screenings, panel discussion and workshops from 18-24 June. New to this year’s roster of special network events is a […]

News round-up: Global sales for Euro-thrillers; Portugal’s SIC acquires ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ format; Finland’s YLE gets ‘Pretty & Single’ and more…

Euro-thrillers head to Netflix and others in global sales Global streamer Netflix and broadcasters around the world have picked up thrillers The Twelve and Amsterdam Vice, following a raft of sales agreements with Federation Entertainment. The 10 x 52-minute Belgian psychological thriller The Twelve was produced by Eyeworks, part of the Warner Bros group, for […]

NENT Studios UK buys former Kew Media drama ‘The Dead Lands’

NENT Studios UK (fka DRG) has acquired New Zealand drama The Dead Lands after its producers re-acquired the show from the now-defunct Kew Media Distribution (KMD). The eight-part fantasy-adventure series was produced by New Zealand’s GFC Films for AMC’s SVOD service Shudder and TVNZ, premiering on the latter earlier this year. It had previously been […]

NENT Group appoints DRG’s Halliwell as MD of UK studios operation

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has appointed DRG boss Richard Halliwell as MD of the newly formed NENT Studios UK. Halliwell will report into Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, CEO of NENT Studios UK, which constitutes the UK operations of the Nordic business. Halliwell will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of NENT Studios UK, focusing on […]