Ridley Scott


Red Arrow hires Scott Free exec for scripted strategy

Red Arrow Studios International (RASI) has appointed Scott Free’s Carlo Dusi to the newly created position of EVP of commercial strategy for scripted. Based in London, Dusi will be responsible for leading all commercial strategy for RASI’s scripted production and co-production projects. Dusi will work with the company’s creative, acquisitions, finance and legal teams, and […]

BBC adapts Dickens with Peaky Blinders creator

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight (pictured) is set to create a series of adaptations of Charles Dickens novels for BBC One, produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London and in association with Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son and Baker. A Christmas Carol will be the first adaptation in the planned series. It will arrive in the shape of […]

Ridley Scott prodco launches VR unit

Ridley Scott’s RSA Films has launched a new immersive media unit. The RSA VR division will create content for virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed media productions and will be headed up by Jen Dennis, who has led RSA’s VR projects to date and exec produced the VR experience to accompany Ridley Scott’s 2015 film The […]

Dick, Tick, Van Johnson set for Amazon

An adaptation of cult novel I LoveDick, a superhero series starring Peter Serafinowicz and a spoof starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as an movie star moonlighting as a private contractor are all set to pilot at Amazon Studios. Amazon Prime Video’s half-hour comedy pilot trio – I Love Dick, The Tick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson – […]

Good Wife spin-off set for SVOD platform

A spin-off series of CBS drama The Good Wife has been greenlit – for subscription on-demand platform CBS All Access. The series is the second major original title set for CBS’s OTT platform after a new Star Trek scripted effort announced last year. The Good Wife series will be set a year after the conclusion […]

AMC okays Terror anthology drama

US basic cable net AMC has given the greenlight to The Terror, an anthology series based on a best-selling novel from Dan Simmons. The series, set in 1847, follows a Royal Naval expedition crew searching for the Northwest Passage that is attacked by a mysterious monster and become embroiled in a desperate game of survival. […]

Ridley Scott Civil War drama for PBS

A six-part American Civil War drama with Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker attached is headed for US pubcaster PBS. The Virginia-set series (title TBA) follows a pair of volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the 18th century conflict. PBS bills the drama as a “collision of wartime medical drama and a family saga of […]

Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott produce BBC One’s Taboo

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy, Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight and director Ridley Scott (pictured) are creating an eight-part period drama for BBC One. Taboo will be produced by the UK wing of Scott Free Productions, Scott Free London; Hardy Son & Baker; and Sonar Entertainment, which will distribute the series outside of the UK. Knight, who […]

Discovery Channel gets 3.4 million for Klondike

The Discovery Channel’s first scripted miniseries, Klondike, has delivered solid debut ratings of 3.4 million viewers. The three-part Gold Rush drama premiered on Monday on US cable, and stars Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Abbie Cornish (Limitless), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, Lie to Me) and Sam Shephard (August: Osage County) as fortune hunters in the […]

FremantleMedia pitching Al Pacino Napoleon drama

FremantleMedia is pitching a new drama series about Napoleon Bonaparte with Al Pacino slated to play the French emperor, TBI understands. The Man on the Rock is a miniseries project about the life of the French military leader and A-lister Pacino is being lined up to play the title role There is also a late […]