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Asacha Media buys ‘Sanditon’ prodco Red Planet Pictures

Sanditon and Death In Paradise producer Red Planet Pictures has been acquired by European outfit Asacha Media Group (AMG). The deal sees Asacha take a majority stake in Red Planet, which was founded in 2006 by showrunner Tony Jordan and is now led by joint MDs Belinda Campbell and Alex Jones. Campbell and Jones, along […]

‘Sanditon’ revived by PBS & BritBox for two more seasons

British period drama Sanditon has been saved from cancellation, with the show recommissioned for a second and third season by PBS in the US and streaming service BritBox for the UK. The series was dropped by original UK commissioner ITV1, following its first 8 x 60-minute season, in 2019. The two new seasons will instead make […]

‘Death In Paradise’ exec Belinda Campbell talks “exceptional” scripted TV

Red Planet Pictures’ joint-MD Belinda Campbell says that “good is not good enough” when it comes to adapting IP for the screen. The exec, whose UK company is behind scripted series such as BBC1/France 2 crime drama Death In Paradise and ITV historical drama Sanditon, shared her thoughts on the kind of material that makes a good scripted adaptation […]

BBC extends ‘Death In Paradise’ for two more seasons

UK pubcaster the BBC has recommissioned the Red Planet Pictures-produced crime drama Death In Paradise for two more seasons. The series will return for an 11th and 12th season on BBC One, where its 10th season debuts in the UK this evening (7 January). The show is distributed internationally by BBC Studios. Filmed on the […]

ITV adapts Louise Candlish’s thriller ‘Our House’, orders Kevin Macdonald Covid doc

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has bolstered its drama and doc slate by handing out commissions for an adaptation of Louise Candlish’s literary thriller Our House and a Covid-19 documentary from Kevin Macdonald. Scripted series Our House is a four-parter that is being adapted by screenwriter Simon Ashdown and produced by Red Planet Pictures, with joint MD Belinda […]

Production resumes on BBC’s ‘Death In Paradise’

Production has begun on the tenth season of UK pubcaster BBC One’s Caribbean-set crime series Death In Paradise, making it one of the first British single camera dramas to resume filming since lockdown. Production company Red Planet Pictures have worked with the BBC and other industry bodies and prodcos to develop a detailed Covid-19 protocol […]

TBI Weekly: Windowing battle brews for the BBC  

Senior producers and BBC Studios execs have spoken out about the public broadcaster’s plans to extend the 30-day iPlayer window into a full year, as BBC Two lags six months behind Amazon’s premiere date for big-budget co-production Good Omens. The future of the BBC’s catch-up service – where hit show Bodyguard racked up around 10.8m views […]

ITV, Masterpiece & Red Planet work on Jane Austen drama

ITV, Masterpiece and Red Planet Pictures are set to work on a new Jane Austen drama based on her final novel Sandition. Austen’s original 11-chapter series has been extended into a 8×60 minute drama series by War & Peace writer Andrew Davies. Filming is expected to commence in spring 2019. The title is a Red […]

Red Planet expands with Scott Free, BBC hires

UK-based producer Red Planet Pictures has hired execs from Scott Free Productions and the BBC as part of a wider expansion of its ranks. The hires see former BBC development exec Sarah Barton joining as head of development from Scott Free, BBC Wales development chief Michelle Frances becoming literary acquisitions executive, Rowan Greenaway named development […]