Scott Free Productions


Amazon deal monitor: Prime’s time

Amazon’s initial slate of originals was mostly well received, but failed to set the TV world alight. Then along came Jeffrey Tambur cross-dressing drama Transparent, which not only garnered masses of column inches, but also bagged awards and critical acclaim. Some commentators described as “Amazon’s House of Cards moment”. SVOD service Amazon Prime Instant Video […]

Mad Dogs, High Castle go to series on Amazon

Amazon Prime Instant Video has sent a pair of dramas, an unscripted series and two kids shows to series. The dramas are Cris Cole’s US version of Mad Dogs and The Man in the High Castle, with magazine series The New Yorker Presents and kids series Just Add Magic and The Stink & Dirty Show […]

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 […]

Discovery orders second factual drama mini

Discovery Channel is developing a miniseries based on the Scottish legend of William Wallace – its second scripted series after Klondike. Currently known as Untitled William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Project (WT), it is based on Nigel Tranter’s historical books. It will follow the lives of Scottish patriots Wallace and Robert Bruce and their […]

Epic drama for factual channels

The last decade saw the big factual channels move from documentary led schedules to grids full of factual entertainment and observational docs. History, by commissioning mega-hit miniseries Hatfields and McCoys, has started the next evolution of factual channels and drama is a new battleground among the big networks, reports Stewart Clarke It’s unlikely that the […]

Ridley Scott making Philip K. Dick series for Syfy

Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions is adapting sci-fi author Philip K. Dick’s Man In The High Castle as a four-hour miniseries for cable network Syfy. The X-Files’ writer Frank Spotniz will pen and executive produce the new show. Scott Free will make the series with Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions and FremantleMedia International. FremantleMedia international […]