Strike Back

The Crown producer targets China drama

UK drama production company Left Bank Pictures is to begin targeting the Chinese market after signing a co-development deal with the China International Television Corporation. This pact will see Sony Pictures Television-owned Left Bank, which is producing Netflix royal drama The Crown, and CITVC working up English-language scripted programming for the Chinese and international markets. […]

Sky 1 prepares for Apocalypse Slough

UK satellite channel Sky 1 is putting a high-octane, epic drama about the end of the world at the centre of its latest drama slate. Apocalypse Slough follows an eclectic group of people that gather together beneath the British town of Slough to watch the end of the world on television. Beaver Falls’ Iain Hollands […]

WOWOW: from Japan to LA to the world

Kayo Washio runs the LA office of Japanese pay TV channel operator WOWOW. She set up on the West Coast in 2010. An established buyer of US series and movies, WOWOW has just got on board its first international originals and Washio wants to reach out to the global TV community to scope out more […]

News brief: Strike Back gets fifth run on Sky 1, Cinemax

Action drama Strike Back has been commissioned for a fifth and final season on UK pay TV channel Sky 1 and US premium net Cinemax. The Left Bank Pictures-produced show’s recommission comes as the series moves into its fourth season this week. Strike Back follows a stealth British military counter-terrorism unit and has broadcast in […]

News brief: Strike Back returns for Cinemax, Sky

Pay TV drama series Strike Back is returning for a third season on HBO-owned Cinemax and BSkyB’s Sky 1. The UK’s Left Bank Pictures is back to produce the new season of the thriller, which features a pair of counterterrorism operatives. As with season two, it will launch at San Diego’s Comic-Con International in July, […]

Sky boosts drama commissioning team

BSkyB has added a senior commissioning editor for drama, in the shape of a former ITV2, Shed and Kudos producer. Cameron Roach (left) will oversee Sky’s dramas in production across the UK satcaster’s portfolio of entertainment channels, while also working on its development slate. He’ll report into Sky’s head of drama Anne Mensah, whose team […]