Red Planet

Restructure at Tony Jordan’s Red Planet

Alex Jones and Belinda Campbell have been appointed joint managing directors of Tony Jordan’s prodco Red Planet Pictures. Jordan, whose extensive credits include Eastenders and Hustle, will take on the CEO role in the restructure at the prodco. Jones has been upped from head of business and production, and Campbell from head of drama. Company […]

Peaky Blinders gets two-season BBC deal

The BBC has placed a new two-season order for British gangster series Peaky Blinders. The double order came amid a raft of drama commissions from the UK pubcaster, including a new season of Keshet’s The A Word and a Barbara Windsor biopic. Season three of Peaky Blinders, which is set in 1920s Birmingham, is currently […]

BBCWW buys into Red Planet unscripted unit

BBC Worldwide has bought a 25% stake in the new unscripted arm of UK indie Red Planet. The deal gives Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, exclusive international rights to all of the new unit’s programming for five years. Red Planet is the drama indie created by veteran UK TV writer Tony […]

Howard, Grazer head to Red Planet with Nat Geo

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and and Michael Rosenberg have partnered with National Geographic Channel on a “groundbreaking global miniseries event”. The Imagine Entertainment trio will executive produce Red Planet (WT) along with Jusin Wilkes and Dave O’Connor from RadicalMedia. The show will launch on Nat Geo in 171 territories and in 44 languages next year. […]

UK indie poaches C5 commissioner for reality push

UK-based drama producer Red Planet Pictures has recruited Channel 5 commissioner Simon Raikes to spearhead a push into unscripted. Red Planet was set up by veteran writer Tony Jordan in 2005 and its drama credits include BBC series Death in Paradise and The Ark. Raikes will be work up a slate of factual and fact-ent […]

Britain and Poland team for war drama copro

The BBC is teaming with its polish pubcaster equivalent TVP for a second drama coproduction. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, TVP and Polish prodco Apple Film Production will jointly make The Passing Bells. The World War One drama will be penned by Eastenders and Life on Mars scribe Tony Jordan and his […]