The Saxon Stories


Carnival King

Gareth Neame’s Carnival Films was bought by  NBCUniversal in 2008 for about £30 million (US$49 million). Since then the prodco has had a global hit on its hands in the form of Downton Abbey. As the period drama’s fifth season unfolds, Neame talks Downton and drama. “Most agree it is a Golden Age of drama,” […]

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 […]