Turbine Studios

BBC Studios buys into ‘Small Axe’ prodco Turbine Studios, extending spending spree

BBC Studios (BBCS) has extended its spending spree by taking a minority stake in Small Axe producer, Turbine Studios. The prodco, which has also been behind Munich: The Edge of War for Netflix and Steve McQueen’s Uprising, was launched in 2020 by Andrew Eaton, Tracey Scoffield, Justin Thomson and David Tanner. Its latest project, Constellation, […]

US’ Bron Studios invests in UK ‘Small Axe’ prodco Turbine Studios

US-based prodco Bron Studios is investing in Turbine Studios, the UK outfit behind the Amazon and BBC anthology series Small Axe. As part of the deal, Turbine will now work with Bron to develop and produce original IP from the UK and Europe, with Turbine acting as a strategic partner, supporting Bron’s TV and film […]

France’s Salto & Foxtel take Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’ global

French streamer Salto, the joint venture between TF1, M6 and France Télévisions, is among a raft of companies to pick up drama anthology Small Axe by Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave). The show, sold by BBC Studios, has been produced by UK-based Turbine Studios in association with Lammas Park and EMU Films. It will […]

Show of the week: Small Axe

This anthology series is made up of hour-long stories that have been conceived and written by Twelve Years A Slave’s Steve McQueen, with Alastair Siddons and Courttia Newland also attached. The 6 x 60 minute films feature actors including Star Wars’ John Boyega and Black Panther’s Letitia Wright, with the show delving into an array […]