HBO, Sky partner with Sister on baby-focused drama

UK-based pay TV operator Sky has linked up with HBO in the US on a darkly comic drama from Chernobyl prodco Sister.  The Baby has been co-created by Siân Robins-Grace  (Sex Education) and Lucy Gaymer (Gangs Of London), with Sister producing alongside Proverbial Pictures. It will be filmed in the UK in 2021. The horror, […]

Disney’s ABC Studios strikes scripted deal with Sister-backed Springhill

Disney-owned ABC Studios has struck an overall scripted deal with LeBron James’ Springhill Entertainment, whose parent company last week secured $100m investment from firms including Chernobyl producer Sister. The two-year ABC drama deal will see Springhill Entertainment, launched by James and Maverick Carter, move from Warner Bros., which has housed the firm since 2015. Its […]

LeBron James’ SpringHill secures $100m from investors, incl ‘Chernobyl’ prodco Sister

Chernobyl producer Sister is among companies to have invested $100m in basketball star LeBron James’ newly combined entertainment firm The SpringHill Company. The outfit is made up of production firm SpringHill Entertainment, which was launched with Maverick Carter and is behind NBC’s The Wall, as well as consumer products firm Uninterrupted and brand agency The […]

AMC joins BBC on Ben Whishaw-starring ‘This Is Going To Hurt’

AMC in the US has joined the UK’s BBC on an adaptation of Adam Kay’s award-winning memoir This Is Going To Hurt, with Chernobyl outfit Sister attached to produce and Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal) starring. The TV show, which will use the same name as the novel, is based on Kay’s diaries and […]

Murdoch, Featherstone & Snider’s Sister invests in podcast firm Campside

Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone’s production outfit Sister has invested in a new unscripted podcast company. Campside is being launched by Josh Dean (The Clearing), Vanessa Grigoriadis (Tabloid: The Making Of Ivanka Trump), Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) and screenwriter/producer Adam Hoff. It will focus on “premium narrative non-fiction storytelling” and has […]

Exclusive: Korea secures first remake deal for Abi Morgan drama ‘The Split’

Abi Morgan’s hit scripted series The Split, the UK drama from Chernobyl producer Sister, is to be remade in South Korea after distributor BBC Studios (BBCS) struck the show’s first format deal. The Korean remake has been ordered by local broadcaster JTBC and is set to air in 2021. It will again follow the story […]

Murdoch, Snider and Featherstone’s prodco Sister appoints creative exec

Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone’s production outfit Sister has appointed Kate Fenske as a chief creative executive. Fenske was previously president of production for Entertainment 360, the joint venture between talent agency Management 360 and Media Rights Capital. She took up that role last year, having previously been SVP of development at Universal […]

Sky Atlantic, HBO order crime drama from Olivia Colman’s new prodco

Sky Atlantic and HBO have ordered a four-part crime drama that is being co-produced by The Crown actor Olivia Colman’s newly launched outfit South Of The River Pictures. Landscapers is being co-produced with Sister, which was recently launched by Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone. It is also financially backing Colman’s new prodco, which […]

Murdoch, Snider and Featherstone team to launch Sister

Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone have teamed up to launch Sister, a global production and development company working across TV and film. Sister is based on the foundation of Featherstone’s scripted indie, Chernobyl producer Sister Pictures, and will have offices in Los Angeles and London. Its corporate HQ is in the UK. Murdoch, […]