Sam Mendes

Sky, Showtime end Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful, the British-American gothic drama, will not return for a fourth season. Series creator John Logan confirmed the show, which is on Sky Atlantic in the UK and Showtime in the US, was ending after three seasons, as did the show’s official Twitter feed. #ItWasForetold… The three-season opus envisioned by John Logan has come […]

All3 buys Penny Dreadful prodco

All3Media has bought Penny Dreadful producer Neal Street Productions for an undisclosed fee. Neal Street, which American Beauty director Sam Mendes co-founded, produces such as Sky Atlantic and Showtime’s Penny Dreadful and BBC One’s Call the Midwife. The company has been on the block since November last year, with reports at the time suggesting Mendes […]

NBCU’s Carnival staffs up

Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films has hired two content execs as another leaves the NBCUniversal-owned company. Danielle Dajani has been brought in as head of production at Carnival, and joins the London-based prodco from its LA counterpart Raleigh Studios and prior to that, Walt Disney Pictures. She has also been general manager of Sydney-based Village […]

John Logan talks Penny Dreadful

John Logan is the three-time Oscar-nominated writer behind Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo and Skyfall, among other features, and is also penning the new James Bond movie. As a playwright and movie scribe of some repute, the move to TV was not top of Logan’s to-do list – and yet he is the man behind the […]

Sky Atlantic reads up on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful

UK satellite channel Sky Atlantic will coproduce the upcoming Sam Mendes-produced Showtime thriller drama Penny Dreadful. The BSkyB-owned channel is now attached to the eight-part series, which was created by Oscar-nominee John Logan and has American Beauty director Mendes on board as executive producer. Logan and Mendes previously hooked up on James Bond feature Skyfall […]

Is House of Cards Netflix’s ace in the pack?

Netflix is hoping that House of Cards is its ace in the pack. Kevin Spacey and the show’s writer, Beau Willimon, talk to TBI about the series, which has just launched around the world in its entirety, and about how Netflix is rewriting the rules of making content.     House of Cards is the […]