Vertigo Films

Sky boosts factual with bumper order & preps Sky Max drama original

European pay-TV giant Sky has just made a bumper factual order for seven new original productions across its Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime, Sky Nature and Sky History channels, while also commissioning an original crime drama for its newly announced linear channel Sky Max. Four of the newly commissioned factual titles – all seven of which […]

TBI Weekly: Forging a fresh path in the epic fantasy boom

With a slew of new epic fantasy shows on the horizon, Britannia exec James Richardson tells TBI’s Mark Layton how the series has carved its own niche in the increasingly crowded genre, ahead of the show’s UK return next week. A high-end epic fantasy heyday may soon be upon us, with streamers and broadcasters investing […]

Amazon orders James Corden comedy, drops ‘Tiger King’ drama

Amazon has ordered a six-part comedy drama with James Corden (Gavin & Stacey) set to star and dropped its planned Tiger King scripted show that had Nicolas Cage attached. Corden’s series Mammals is being produced by UK-based Street Hassle, in association with Vertigo Films and Fulwell 73, and will be directed by Stephanie Laing (Made […]

Sky cancels ‘Bulletproof’ in wake of Noel Clarke allegations

European pay-TV operator Sky has cancelled crime drama series Bulletproof, following the array of sexual harassment allegations made against star Noel Clarke last month. UK newspaper The Guardian detailed accusations including claims that Clarke had bullied, sexually harassed and verbally abused co-workers on set between 2004 and 2019. He is also alleged to have taken, […]

TBI In Conversation: Vertigo Films’ Allan Niblo on ‘Bulletproof: South Africa’ & the UK prodco’s TV push

TBI’s Mark Layton talks to Vertigo Films co-founder Allan Niblo about Sky One crime-drama Bulletproof: South Africa and the company’s expanding TV slate. London detectives Pike (Ashley Walters) and Bishop (Noel Clarke) return to British screens this evening, with the premiere of Bulletproof: South Africa, a three-part special for the Vertigo Films-produced crime-drama series. The show, […]

Sky, Amazon team to form Roman Army drama

European satcaster Sky and Amazon Prime Video in the US are to coproduce a big-budget drama focusing on the Roman Imperial Army. The pair have enlisted Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem) to pen Britannia, which will be set in AD43 and run to ten episodes. It will air on Sky 1 in the UK and Ireland on […]