Synchronicity Films

BBC lands Synchronicity’s adaptation of Andrew O’Hagan’s novel ‘Mayflies’

The BBC has ordered a two-part miniseries based on Andrew O’Hagan’s novel Mayflies from The Cry prodco Synchronicity Films. The 2 x 60-minute show, a co-commission with BBC Scotland in association with All3 Media International, will be written by Andrea Gibb (Elizabeth Is Missing) while Peter Mackie Burns (Rialto) has attached to direct and Brian Kaczynski produces. Martin Compston […]

Sky unveils UK dramas & comedies as 200 originals set to land in 2022

Sky is planning to launch more than 200 original programmes in 2022, with a raft of new commissions unveiled for its slate. The originals output – up 60% on 2021 – includes The Tattooist of Auschwitz, which is being produced by The Cry firm Synchronicity Films. The Scottish prodco picked up rights to the Heather […]

How female-driven stories are opening up drama

Female-led drama has been on the rise for several years but there’s an ongoing evolution around the types of stories now being brought to screen, writes Helen Dugdale. In 2022, it seems odd that we’re still applauding the rise in women taking charge in front and behind the camera. Surely it should just be the […]

Synchronicity Films options Scottish trans rights book

Synchronicity Films, the Scottish production company behind The Cry, has optioned the upcoming book The Hidden Case Of Ewan Forbes: The Transgender Trial That Threatened To Upend The British Establishment, with plans to develop and produce a scripted mini-series based upon it. Synchronicity has partnered with Brazen Productions for the project, while writer Sukey Fisher […]

Cineflix Rights signs financing & development deal with Dragonet and Synchronicity

UK distributor Cineflix Rights has signed a development and financing deal with Scotland’s Synchronicity Films and Australia’s Dragonet Films to develop a drama series based on Shankari Chandran’s novel Song Of The Sun God. The London-based company has joined the 6 x 60-minute project as a creative and financing partner and has taken first option […]

Synchronicity & Wild Sheep partner on YA adaptation ‘One Word Kill’

Scottish prodco Synchronicity Films and LA-based Wild Sheep are co-producing an adaptation of British-American fantasy writer Mark Lawrence’s young adult novel trilogy, One Word Kill. Get Even creator and showrunner Holly Phillips will adapt the books into a returnable series, with the story following 15-year-old genius Nick Hayes, whose life turns upside down after he […]

Round-up: ‘Sommerdahl Murders’ extended; HGTV explores ‘Cash In The Attic’; Rainmaker & Little Hat develop ‘Bone Season’

Sommerdahl Murders extended ZDF and NDF in Germany, along with Danish broadcaster TV2, are returning to crime drama The Sommerdahl Murders. The show’s third season will start production this May and premiere early 2022, with TV4 Sweden, TV2 Norway and NPO Netherlands striking pre-buy deals. The show is from Dynamic Television, which co-produces with ZDF, NDF, Sequoia Global Alliance […]

Scotland’s Synchronicity Films to adapt Graeme Armstrong’s ‘The Young Team’

The Cry producer Synchronicity Films has optioned the rights to author Graeme Armstrong’s 2020 debut novel The Young Team and is developing it as a scripted series. Adrian McDowall (The Last Czars) will direct the adaptation, with Ben Tagoe attached to write and Armstrong acting as a consultant on the project. Inspired by Armstrong’s personal […]

Compact Pictures hires Synchronicity’s Laura McBride for expansion

Scottish producer Compact Pictures has appointed Synchronicity Films’ Laura McBride as part of the company’s plans to launch two new businesses. Compact, which was founded by writer/director John McKay (Life On Mars, Katy), is expanding to create feature-focused Compact Films and TV-skewing Compact Vibe, which will develop and create a range of young adult and genre series […]

News round-up: Hulu orders ‘Wild Rabbit’; Synchronicity to adapt ‘Mayflies’; Flame inks South Korea and China factual deals

Hulu orders ‘Wild Rabbit’  Hulu has commissioned a one-hour drama from Chambers writer Randy McKinnon, to be produced by Fremantle and Passenger, in association with 20th Television. Wild Rabbit will be directed and executive produced by Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters And Men, Top Boy) and is described as a love story exploring perseverance, passion, and […]