The Last Kingdom

Netflix boards BBC America drama

Streaming service Netflix has boarded BBC America comedy thriller series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. The SVOD service has taken rights outside the US and will launch it this December. IMG sells the show internationally as part of its push into global distribution, and did the deal with Netflix. The series is based on Douglas […]

Netflix joins BBC series The Last Kingdom

Netflix has come on board The Last Kingdom and will be a coproduction partner of the second season of the BBC period drama. The show is produced by Carnival Films, the NBCUniversal-owned prodco that also makes Downton Abbey. Netflix is now an official copro partner. Based on author Bernard Cornwell’s series of Saxon Stories, the […]

Carnival poaches ABC drama exec

Downton Abbey prodco Carnival Films has poached a development executive from US broadcast network ABC. Alex Sapot is relocating from ABC’s LA office to London to become a development producer at the NBCUniversal International Television Production-owned Carnival. At ABC, she was executive director of drama development, working on shows such as How to Get Away […]

BBC Two, America on alert for Intruders

The UK’s BBC Two and US cable channel BBC America are coproducing an 8x45mins mystery thriller drama starring Life on Mars actor John Simm. Intruders counts the two channels, plus LA-based BBC Worldwide Productions, as coproducers, with BBC Worldwide distributing internationally. The series will follow a secret society that chases immortality by seeking refuge within […]

BBC, BBC America order epic period drama from Downton Producer

UK pubcaster the BBC and US cable net BBC America have commissioned The Last Kingdom, an epic period drama based on Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling book series The Saxon Stories. NBCUniversal-owned Carnival Films, the producer of Downton Abbey, will make the eight-part drama, with production starting this autumn. The show will be set in 872 in […]