Scott Free Productions

Hulu seeks missing Morgan Nick in Ridley Scott & ABC News Studios docuseries

US streamer Hulu has commissioned Still Missing Morgan, a new docuseries from ABC News Studios and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions. Launching on 16 February, the four-part series details the investigations into both the 1995 disappearance of six-year-old Morgan Nick and the 1989 case of Jacob Wetterling. As the mothers of both children continue to […]

Apple to adapt ‘Dope Thief’ with Ridley Scott & strikes podcast deal

Apple TV+ is nearing an eight-episode series order for Sinking Spring, an adaptation of the Dennis Tayofa novel Dope Thief, from Peter Craig and Ridley Scott. Bryan Tyree Henry (Atlanta) will star and exec produce the series which follows long-time Philly friends and delinquents who pose as DEA agents to rob an unknown house in […]

Netflix preps epic heist drama ‘Jigsaw’ from Eric Garcia & Ridley Scott

Netflix has commissioned Jigsaw, a new epic crime thriller about the largest heist ever attempted, and loosely inspired by real events. Spanning the course of 24 years and told in non-linear fashion, the eight-part series hails from creator Eric Garcia, who will also serve as showrunner and executive producer. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker and […]

BBC, FX adapt ‘Great Expectations’ with Steven Knight, Tom Hardy

The BBC and US cabler FX have greenlit a six-part limited series adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, once again pairing up Peaky Blinders‘ scribe Steven Knight with producers Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy. Great Expectations is the second Dickens adaptation penned by Knight following A Christmas Carol, which launched on the BBC last year. […]

Apple TV+ strikes first-look deal with Scott Free Productions

Apple TV+ has struck an international first-look deal with Scott Free Productions, the Ridley Scott-led firm behind CBS drama The Good Wife and HBO Max’s forthcoming series Raised By Wolves. The agreement sees Scott Free developing TV projects for the tech giant’s streaming service, with shows being overseen and exec produced by Scott, David Zucker, […]

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 […]

SBS takes The Good Fight to Australia

Australian cultural pubcaster SBS has become the latest net to buy CBS All Access legal drama The Good Fight. SBS plans to debut the series with a double episode on August 2 in a local 8.30pm slot, and episodes will be made available on SBS On Demand after they broadcast. The Robert and Michelle King […]

More4 engages in The Good Fight

UK digital terrestrial More4 has acquired CBS All Access original The Good Fight. The Channel 4-owned network ran Good Fight predecessor The Good Wife to ratings success, prompting it to move for the new show, which will play in the UK in the spring. The Good Fight is set a year after the events of […]

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 – […]

AMC to feel Terror in Europe, Lat Am

AMC Global has acquired rights to upcoming anthology drama The Terror, which the pay TV’s channel’s US counterpart is producing. The day-and-date deal with distributor AMC Studios means AMC Global’s channels will broadcast the ten-episode drama within minutes of the US broadcast in 2017. The series, set in 1847, follows a Royal Navy crew caught […]