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BritBox UK reveals first drama slate, with Ridley Scott & Irvine Welsh series

UK streamer BritBox has revealed its first drama slate with the first TV project from Trainspotting’s Irvine Welsh and a series from Ridley Scott’s company Scott Free. Five-part revenge thriller The Beast Must Die is being produced by New Regency Television and Scott Free, with Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife), Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Billy […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Tom Hanks comes on board Nat Geo’s Killing Lincoln

Tom Hanks has come on board National Geographic Channel’s Scott Free Production series Killing Lincoln. The Oscar winning actor, who has starred in films including Saving Private Ryan and The Da Vinci Code, will narrate the two hour television mini-series. Killing Lincoln is the last television series to feature Tony Scott as executive producer after […]