Plebs


Rise staffing up, hires Betty, 7 Wonder execs

Rise Films has hired two new factual execs and is looking to bolster its team further. The UK indie, which makes ITV comedy Plebs, has brought in Kate Morey as head of popular factual and Steve Condie as exec producer, factual. Morey joins from Discovery-owned factual prodco Betty, where she was an exec producer. She […]

Hulu buys SVOD rights to UK comedy

Hulu has acquired exclusive SVOD rights in the US to British comedy Plebs. The US platform closed the deal for seasons one and two with distributor DRG. The agreement also includes Monicker Pictures’ comedy The Delivery Man and Channel X-produced Detectorists as US streaming exclusives. Plebs is UK digital channel ITV2’s highest-rating comedy and is […]

Cavey launching comedy prodco with Tiger Aspect

Ben Cavey is setting up a comedy-focused prodco within the Endemol Shine Group-owned Tiger Aspect Productions. Cave Bear Productions will sit within Peaky Blinders producer Tiger Aspect, itself part of Endemol Shine UK. Cavey has been with Tiger Aspect since 2005, overseeing shows such as BBC Three comedy Bad Education, ITV’s Benidorm and BBC Two’s […]

BBC poaches comedy commissioning boss from ITV

The BBC has recruited Myfanwy Moore as its UK comedy controller. The UK pubcaster has poached Moore from its commercial rival ITV where she was commissioning editor, comedy. In her new role at the BBC she will lead the broadcaster’s comedy department. During her time at ITV Moore ordered series including Plebs, Vicious and Benidorm. […]