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Channel 4 remakes Swedish drama with Walter Presents founders’ prodco

Channel 4 in the UK has ordered a remake of Swedish drama Before We Die, with Eagle Eye Drama – the company launched by the founders of streamer Walter Presents – attached to produce. The six-part crime thriller, which will be known as Before We Die in the UK as well, will star Lesley Sharp, […]

News round-up: India’s Zee5 launches first Pakistani original; PBS launches docs on Amazon; Global Agency sells ‘Mr Wrong’

India’s Zee5 launches first Pakistani original India’s Zee5 Global streaming platform will launch its first Pakistani original series, Churails, next month. The 10 x 55-minute series will be available from 11 August as part of Zee5’s Zindagi world cinema strand. The series follows four women who operate a secret detective agency exposing cheating husbands in […]

BBC Four & PBS visit Notre Dame with Windfall Films

BBC Four in the UK and US broadcaster PBS have commissioned a special-access documentary from Windfall Films about the race to save and rebuild the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris in France. Rebuilding Notre Dame: Inside The Great Cathedral Rescue (1 x 60-minute), from the Argonon Group-owned Windfall, will air on BBC Four in […]

PBS bites at Blink’s pet documentaries

UK indie Blink Films has produced two new documentaries about the history and secret lives of pets for PBS’s science strand NOVA. Dog Tales and Cat Tales (2×60-minutes), include interviews with geneticists, experts in animal behaviour, archaeologists, vets and scientists to explore the history of the two species, and investigates how their relationship with humans has shaped their evolution […]

Attenborough to front BBC, PBS series about secret lives of plants

Sir David Attenborough has been attached to present BBC Studios’ forthcoming five-part blue chip series that explores the unseen world of plants. Green Planet was first revealed in February and will debut on BBC One in the UK and PBS in the US in 2021. It is being produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit […]

A+E’s ‘Miss Scarlet And The Duke’ heads to the US, Canada, Australia

US broadcaster PBS, Seven Network in Australia and CBC in Canada are among broadcasters to have picked up 19th Century crime drama, Miss Scarlet And The Duke. The show marked A+E Networks International’s first scripted co-production and was created by Grantchester writer Rachael New, who was attached as showrunner to the 6 x 60-minute first […]

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 […]

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