Paul Abbott

No Offence producer to head development at AbbottVision

No Offence producer Henry Swindell has been appointed head of development at Manchester-based indie AbbottVision. Swindell most recently worked as a script producer on the third series of the Channel 4 police drama. As head of development, he will be based out of the indie’s writers’ studio in Manchester, developing and expanding a slate of […]

Independent thinking

The LA Screenings see thousands of buyers head to Los Angeles to peruse the Hollywood studio’s latest offerings. However, May isn’t entirely about the majors and the Latins and independents are keen to make the most of the buyers’ time, reports Stewart Clarke It is little wonder that international buyers always cite the LA Screenings […]

Writer’s Room: Paul Abbott says take No Offence

Paul Abbott is the BAFTA Award-winning writer who cut his teeth on Coronation Street and Cracker before creating drama hit Shameless for Channel 4 in the UK, which went on to be remade for Showtime in the US. His other credits include Clocking Off and State of Play. His new cop series for Channel 4 […]

FremantleMedia takes No Offence

FremantleMedia International has bagged rights to upcoming Channel 4 police procedural No Offence, which comes from Shameless creator Paul Abbott. The show follows a close-knit policing unit in a tough part of Manchester, England, that are faced with a twisted serial killing spree. Joanna Scanlon (The Thick of It), Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Alexandra Roach […]

Channel 4 buys French drama Rebound

Channel 4 has picked up hit French-language drama Rebound. It marks the first time in over two decades that the UK free-to-air broadcaster will have shown a subtitled drama and follows the success of non-English language offerings on BBC Four such as Forbrydelsen and Prisoners of War on Sky Arts. The eight-part French drama follows […]