Simon Pegg

Amazon snags Simon Pegg, Nick Frost comedy horror ‘Truth Seekers’

Amazon Prime Video has picked up global rights to eight-part paranormal horror comedy Truth Seekers, which has Simon Pegg and Nick Frost starring and their banner producing. Truth Seekers is from the duo’s UK-based production company Stolen Picture, which is backed by Sony Pictures Television. The show, which was first revealed in January 2018, follows […]

New projects round up: BBC4 orders Latin music series; Pegg and Frost option ‘Rivers of London’ novel series; Moonage to adapt ‘Kolymsky Heights’

Factory wins Latin American music orders from BBC4 Brighton-based Factory Films has won two commissions from BBC Four that focus on the world of Latin American music. In Huey Morgan’s Latin Music (3×60-mins), BBC Radio 6 Music DJ and Fun Lovin’ Criminals frontman Huey Morgan immerses himself in the sounds and diverse cultures of Puerto […]

Simon Pegg prodco launches young adult drama incubator

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s indie prodco, Stolen Picture, has launched an IP Rights incubator to find new voices to create original scripted young adult (YA) dramas. Stolen Picture has teamed together five creatives and is working with them on two projects, the thriller procedural We Never Sleep and sci-fi adventure Chemistry. The model for […]

Sony invests in Simon Pegg/Nick Frost prodco

Sony Pictures Television has taken a minority stake in Stolen Picture, the new UK-based prodco of actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (pictured). Stolen Pictures has been established to produce television, film and digital projects for global audiences. Bad Wolf COO Miles Ketley has been installed as its CEO, leaving Jane Tranter’s prodco after joining […]

ITV continues buying spree with £12.5m-plus Big Talk deal

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired 100% of Rev and Friday Night Dinner producer Big Talk Productions in a deal potentially worth an initial £12.5 million (US$19.2 million). ITV has been stalking Big Talk for some time as it continues to aggressively beef up its production assets through acquisitions. The news follows deals in the last […]