Sid Gentle Films


UK’s BBC unveils six dramas & new Michaela Coel project

The BBC in the UK has unveiled a raft of new scripted series, as well as a new project that is in the works from I May Destroy You creator Michaela Coel. Six shows have been unveiled by the broadcaster’s director of drama Piers Wenger, who confirmed a new project with Coel was in the […]

Disney+ unveils initial UK scripted slate in European originals push

Disney+ has unveiled its first slate of scripted UK originals, including a swashbuckling adventure, a post-heist thriller and a super-powered comedy. Two of the productions will be Star-branded originals while the other will be a Disney-branded original, with the commissions forming part of the company’s commitment to source, develop and produce 50 original productions in […]

‘Killing Eve’ to conclude next year; spin-offs in development

BBC America black comedy-drama series Killing Eve is to conclude with a fourth and final season next year, but the franchise is set to continue, with a number of spin-offs in development. Sid Gentle Films is scheduled to begin production on the final eight-episode this summer, with filming taking place in the UK and across […]

BBC America orders more ‘Killing Eve’ ahead of third season debut

BBC America has renewed hit drama Killing Eve for a fourth season before its third run has started airing. The cat-and-mouse thriller is from BBC Studios-backed Sid Gentle Films and revolves around Eve (Sandra Oh), an MI6 operative, and psychopath assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer), who are bound by a mutual obsession. The show’s fourth run […]

Drama round-up: Killing Eve, Night Manager producers eye new projects

Ink Factory teams with La La Land producer on Cold War thriller Night Manager producer The Inky Factory is partnering with La La Land producer Marc Platt and Drive producer Adam Siegel to adapt We Were Never Here, the debut novel from Lara Prescott (pictured, left). The adaptation will be produced by Platt, Siegel and […]

ITV greenlights fourth season of Corfu-based drama The Durrells

Following the success of the first three series, ITV has ordered a fourth installment of Corfu-based drama The Durrells, which is based loosely on Gerald Durrell’s series of novels The Corfu Trilogy. Produced by Sid Gentle Films, the new series will again be written by Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly). All of the main cast […]

BBCWW takes majority stake in Sid Gentle Films

BBC Worldwide has taken a 51% stake in British scripted drama and feature film company Sid Gentle Films. The agreement follows a prior distribution relationship between the two companies, and includes an option for a phased increase in ownership by BBCWW in the coming years. The team have since produced titles such as The Durrells […]

BBC’s German drama SS-GB sells as Berlinale begins

Upcoming BBC conspiracy drama SS-GB has found European homes ahead of its world premiere here in Germany’s trendy capital city at the Berlinale International Film Festival. German commercial broadcaster RTL is among the pre-buyers of the drama, which reimagines a Europe in which Adolf Hitler’s Luftwaffe won the Second Battle of Britain and occupies the […]

Sky Arts retells Gaiman’s Likely Stories

UK satellite channel Sky Arts has commissioned a four-part scripted series from cult writer Neil Gaiman. Likely Stories will be adapted from Gaiman’s collection of short stories by British indie Sid Gentle Films. Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth) will direct, with Jarvis Cocker creating a score. Sky Vision, which is part […]