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Cumberbatch to produce, star in new BBC drama

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to produce and star in a BBC One adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel about the loss of a child. Cumberbatch’s new indie, SunnyMarch TV, is coproducing The Child in Time with another fledgling prodco, Pinewood Television, and Masterpiece, the drama commissioning arm of US pubcaster PBS. Studiocanal, which has […]

New French indie group ‘circles Cattleya’

New France-based TV consolidator Mediawan is reportedly in the market to buy Gomorrah producer Cattleya. Following a €270 million (US$285 million) deal to acquire the AB Groupe and proclamations of further deals to come, Mediawan has turned its attention to Italy-based Cattleya, according to several French-language sites. Another French conglom, Vivendi, is also said to […]

Viaplay orders OTT original from The Bridge scribe

Viaplay’s push into original programming has continued with an order for The Lawyer, a scripted series from Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge and Marcella, right), Michael Hjort (Sebastian Bergman) and Jens Lapidus (the Easy Money novels). The ten-part drama series will go out on Viaplay, the Modern Times Group-owned streaming service, and TV3, the Swedish free-TV […]

NATPE: Tandem sets up Miami drama

StudioCanal prodco Tandem is setting up Deep City, a new Miami-based drama series with Nashville scribe and director Callie Khouri, music producer T Bone Burnett, and 24‘s Juan Carlos Coto all attached. Munich-based Tandem announced the project, which hails from 24 and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series scribe Coto, at NATPE Miami, which began yesterday. […]

Midnight Sun set for Russia

Swedish-French drama series Midnight Sun is heading to Russia after free-to-air broadcaster Channel One bought it. The Russian net will launch the eight-part drama in January, having acquired it from StudioCanal. The show was a Canal+, SVT and Filmpool copro and made by Atlantique Productions and Nice Drama. StudioCanal has already shopped it to Sky […]

Swedish-French Sun to rise in Cannes

A new Swedish/French drama from the creator of Bron will launch at MIPCOM. StudioCanal will debut Mårlind & Stein’s Midnight Sun at the market. The Atlantique and Nice Drama-produced series is for Canal+ in France and SVT in Sweden. It launches later this year in both territories, with StudioCanal preselling at MIPCOM. The distributor will […]

VRT bags StudioCanal drama package

Belgium’s VRT has acquired a three-title drama package from Europe-based distributor StudioCanal. The agreement hands the Flemish-speaking public network Midnight Sun, The Five and Crossing Lines season three. Midnight Sun will begin on VRT’s network Canvas, which has played similar Scandinavian noirs since 2006, in 2017. The series was originally for Canal+ in France and […]

DirecTV Lat Am welcomes Last Panthers

Pay TV provider DirecTV Latin America has acquired six-part crime series The Last Panthers. The Sky Atlantic and Canal+ drama will launch regionally on the platform today. The show, from the UK’s Warp Films and France’s Haut et Court Television, follows a gang of daring diamond thieves who are drawn into a collision with a […]

Netflix to coproduce ITV conspiracy thriller

Streaming service Netflix has joined ITV conspiracy thriller drama Paranoid as a coproducer and will roll it out as a worldwide original. The eight-part series will debut on UK commercial broadcaster ITV before rolling out on Netflix services later this year. Set in a small fiction town, the series follows a team of detectives who […]

Sky follows up The Five with The Four

Sky has ordered another original drama from best-selling novelist Harlan Coben (pictured), The Four. The pay TV operator has greenlit the series for its flagship Sky 1 channel after its successful launch of another Coben series, The Five. Despite the numerical link, the two series are unrelated. They do share the same producer/distributor credits, with […]