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 […]

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 […]