The Missing

Small Town America: don’t ignore local TV

British drama is currently the toast of Los Angeles and New York, with shows like The Missing from the BBC and Starz and ITV’s Grantchester launching recently to great critical acclaim, following on from the success of Broadchurch. The major cable channels backing of original UK drama is big news – whether it’s in the […]

Starz, BBC team for Hopkins/McKellen drama

US premium cable net Starz and UK pubcaster the BBC are uniting to coproduce The Dresser, a TV adaptation of Ronald Harwood period play of the same name. The cast will include Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) and Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings), marking the first time the veteran British actors have […]

BBC, Starz find The Missing for a second season

The BBC and Starz have jointly ordered a second season of hit drama The Missing. The first season of the heavily serialised drama has performed well for UK pubcaster the BBC and US premium cable net Starz. It tells the story of a father desperately searching for his son, year after he goes missing while […]

Starz to launch new drama on-demand ahead of linear

US premium cabler Starz will launch episodes of its new drama series The Missing on its TV Everywhere service ahead of its linear channel. Episodes of the drama, a coproduction between Starz, UK pubcaster the BBC and UK prodco New Pictures, will roll out on Starz Play a week ahead of the regular Starz channel. […]

TF1 buys UK drama The Missing

France’s leading commercial broadcaster TF1 has prebought The Missing, the upcoming UK drama about a father searching for his kidnapped son. The series is the first from ex-Company Pictures boss Charlie Pattinson’s New Pictures (pictured). The production company is backed by All3Media and its international arm is selling the show internationally. The BBC will air […]