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Writer’s Room: Paul Abbott says take No Offence

Paul Abbott is the BAFTA Award-winning writer who cut his teeth on Coronation Street and Cracker before creating drama hit Shameless for Channel 4 in the UK, which went on to be remade for Showtime in the US. His other credits include Clocking Off and State of Play. His new cop series for Channel 4 […]

Channel 4 buys French drama Rebound

Channel 4 has picked up hit French-language drama Rebound. It marks the first time in over two decades that the UK free-to-air broadcaster will have shown a subtitled drama and follows the success of non-English language offerings on BBC Four such as Forbrydelsen and Prisoners of War on Sky Arts. The eight-part French drama follows […]

FremantleMedia making English version of French zombie series

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) is making an English-language version of French zombie series Les Revenants (They Came Back). The English version will be made by AbbottVision, State of Play and Shameless creator Paul Abbott’s production company, with which FME has a first-look deal. They Came Back was originally developed as a movie before being adapted for […]