Sid Gentle Films


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 […]

ITV sets dramas with Nye, Bridge writer

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a crime series from the screenwriter behind The Bridge, a drama from Men Behaving Badly writer Simon Nye, a prequel to Prime Suspect. Hans Rosenfeldt script for Marcella has given the greenlight, with Cineflix Media-backed Buccaneer Media attached. It is being billed as “Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain”. […]

BBC in Israeli drama remake first

UK pubcaster BBC One is working on an adaptation of Israeli scripted format The A Word. The series is thought to represent the first time a British broadcaster has acquired and remade an Israeli scripted format, though US channel Showtime’s UK remake of Prisoners of War is popular on Channel 4. Endemol-owned Fifty fathoms, which […]

News brief: Ex-Carnival Films exec sets up indie

Producer Sally Woodward Gentle has set up a new independent production company called Sid Gentle Films. Woodward Gentle is the former creative director of Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films. The new production company said it is working on a new drama adaptation for BBC One from The World Is Not Enough and Skyfall screenwriting team […]