The Missing

Netflix orders supernatural UK original

Netflix has ordered a supernatural-themed original drama produced by UK-based New Pictures, TBI can reveal. The eight-episode series will be led by All3Media-backed New Pictures’ founders Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls. Creators of the series are Hania Elkington (The North London Book of the Dead) and Simon Duric (The Crown, Black Mirror). The […]

All3Media buys Fleabag producer

All3Media has bought Two Brothers Pictures, the UK prodco that makes buzzy BBC comedy Fleabag. London-based Two Brothers was set up in 2014 by Harry and Jack Williams. The pair had already worked with All3 when they wrote the popular BBC drama series The Missing, which Two Brothers made for BBC with New Pictures, which […]

Multi-territory SVOD deal for The Missing

All3Media International-distributed drama The Missing is heading a host of SVOD platforms across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The BBC Two show will be made available for a number of platforms affiliated with Vubiquity, a company that powers and buys content for digital networks. The deal with All3 covers season one, which […]

Eleven poaches Raw development exec

London-based prodco Eleven Film has hired Tom Pullen from rival UK firm Raw TV. Pullen (pictured) will trade his director and development executive post at Raw to become head of factual development at Eleven. At Raw, he developed and directed a series, Teens, single doc The Missing and a “high-profile” upcoming Channel 4 doc feature. […]

All3 buys Indian Summers producer

All3Media has acquired New Pictures, the UK indie behind Channel 4 ratings hit Indian Summers (pictured). The move bolsters All3’s drama assets, which currently include Midsomer Murders prodco Bentley Productions, Neal Street Productions (Ripper Street) and Company Pictures (Skins, Shameless). Former Company boss Charlie Pattinson created New Pictures with Claine Pyke, Willow Grylls and Richard […]

Kingdom among new dramas on Sky Germany

The AXN channel in Germany has picked up Kingdom, the Endemol Shine-distributed MMA drama. The show was originally made as an original for US pay TV platform DirecTV. Sony’s AXN is carried on the Sky pay TV platform in Germany. Sky will preview the show on its Sky Go on-demand service a week ahead of […]

Sky goes Missing in Germany

Sky Deutschland has acquired UK kidnap drama The Missing. The eight-part show debuted on the BBC in the UK and is distributed internationally by All3Media. Sky Deutschland will run the series on its Sky Atlantic channel. The series, which follows a desperate father’s attempts to find his son who went missing on family holiday years […]

BBC finds Stephenson drama replacement

Polly Hill has been appointed controller of drama commissioning at the BBC, replacing the outgoing Ben Stephenson at the UK pubcaster. Hill has been head of independent drama since 2011, ordering series including The Missing, The Honourable Woman, Death in Paradise and Poldark. She said: “Under Ben Stephenson’s leadership BBC Drama has thrived, it’s in […]

Downton prodco, Stan Lee making Sky drama

UK pay TV operator Sky has commissioned Lucky Man, a ten-part supernatural cop drama from comic book writer Stan Lee and the producer of Downton Abbey. The series stars James Nesbitt (The Missing) as a down on his luck Murder Squad detective who is given a charm that confers upon the wearer the ability to […]

Buyers embark on Indian Summers ahead of UK TX

A raft of international broadcasters have picked up big-budget UK drama Indian Summers ahead of its launch on Channel 4 in the UK this weekend. All3Media-backed New Pictures made the series for UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 and US pubcaster PBS. It debuts on Channel 4 this Sunday in a 9pm slot. All3Media International is […]