Jane Featherstone’s Sister lands ‘Everything I Know About Love’ producer

I May Destroy You and Everything I Know About Love producer Simon Maloney has joined Landscapers prodco Sister as an executive producer at its Manchester-based division. Maloney joins Northern Sister, which was set up in 2021, and will work alongside creative director of scripted Lucy Dyke (The Split), who heads up the regional team. His first project in […]

‘Chernobyl’ producer Sister hires Amazon Studios UK scripted chief

Chernobyl producer Sister has hired Amazon Studios’ head of UK scripted as an exec producer. Lydia Hampson, who was behind Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s BBC Three hit Fleabag while an exec producer at All3Media-owned Two Brothers Pictures, has also struck a first-look deal with Amazon Studios UK. It covers projects solely developed by Hampson who, will still […]

Netflix orders ‘One Day’ series among five UK originals

Netflix has commissioned a slew of new UK-based productions, as it continues to build upon its investment in originals from the country. Anne Mensah, Netflix’s VP of UK series, this week announced five new shows to start filming in the country in 2022, with the streamer having previously revealed a record-breaking UK production spend of […]

UK’s Sister opens northern office, led by producer Lucy Dyke

UK-based prodco Sister is opening a new office in the city of Manchester in the north of England and has hired former freelance executive producer Lucy Dyke to run it. The new division, Northern Sister, will focus on developing and producing high-end scripted projects in the region, while also working with the company’s teams in […]

UK prodco Home Team hires Jessica Hill from Sister for development push

The End of The F***ing World producer Dominic Buchanan and Bennett McGhee (Mogul Mowgli) have hired Jessica Hill from Chernobyl prodco Sister to work across development for their recently launched production firm, Home Team. Hill becomes senior development executive and will support the producing duo as they attempt to bring under-represented talent into the mainstream via feature films […]

Sales round-up: MagellanTV, TVF & Furnace co-pro science show; Viaplay picks up first-ever Faroese drama; ZDFE shops Nazi slave doc

MagellanTV, TVF & Furnace co-pro science show Global SVOD service MagellanTV has ordered a new two-part factual series presented by physicist Jim Al-Khalili, called Jim Al-Khalili’s Guide to How We Got Here, to debut later this year. MagellanTV has partnered with factual distributor TVF International and UK production company Furnace to co-produce the series in […]

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 […]