Wildseed Studios


TBI Weekly: How TV is finding fresh talent in “bedroom creators”

The hunt for the next big thing in TV doesn’t always necessarily mean snagging the hottest new IP or nailing down every proven content creator in sight to a first-look deal. Developments this week highlight how online and short-form platforms can offer a stage for emerging talent with fresh things to say and that savvy […]

Netflix orders Wildseed sci-fi series written by YouTube talent

Netflix has ordered a new sci-fi adventure series from UK prodco Wildseed Studios. The 10-part The Last Bus is described as an “action-packed, sci-fi road trip adventure” about a group of school children who must band together to face a fearsome new machine intelligence. The series is being written and created by Paul Neafcy, who […]

New CEO at DRG as Fox focuses on Atrium

Richard Halliwell has been named CEO of UK-based distributor DRG, with Jeremy Fox vacating the post and becoming executive chairman to focus on drama venture Atrium TV. Halliwell (right) joined DRG from BBC Worldwide in 2013, and was most recently managing director. He is credited with helping the business diversify its operations, taking it to […]

DRG backs Wildseed to grow

London-based distributor DRG is to provide funding for talent and content incubator Wildseed Studios. The partnership will see DRG investing in a round of Wildseed pilots this financial quarter, and will continue indefinitely with the investment described as “uncapped”. However, Modern Times Group-owned DRG will not take an equity stake in UK-based Wildseed, a spokesman […]

Fullscreen rebrands and reorganises

Chernin Media and AT&T-backed multichannel network Fullscreen has reorganised and created specific online talent, original video and branded content units. The wider company has changed from Fullscreen Inc. to Fullscreen Media. Sitting within in that the Fullscreen Creator Network will house content from the MCN’s vloggers and online talent. Fullscreen Entertainment will cover original programming […]

Wildseed, Tricon call on Fonejacker for Disney toon

Wildseed Studios and Tricon are coproducing Counterfeit Cat, a new animated series for Disney voiced by Kayvan Novak, the British–Iranian comedian best known for co-creating UK comedy series Fonejacker. Another British comic actor, Marc Wootton (Shirley Ghostman), will voice the main character, Max, the titular Counterfeit Cat. kThe series follows Gark, a naive nine-year-old alien, […]

Wildseed makes animation move

UK-based talent incubator Wildseed Studios has created its first animated series, a comedy set in a Manchester pub “that would give Family Guy’s Drunken Clam a run for its money”. The launch of Peter’s Place is part of Wildseed’s strategy to launch a new digital series every month. It follows the dysfunctional relationships landlord Peter […]

Wildseed charges up with Marijana

Boutique digital content producer and financier Wildseed Studios has unveiled its latest project, an eight-part comedy series based on the themes of health and wellbeing. Marijana will feature a hapless happiness guru to the stars of the same name and her blend of “yogic fusion, tough love, revolutionary techniques and Pilates… to take viewers on […]

Ex-News Corp chief Miller invests in Wildseed

Former News Corp digital chief Jon Miller and Frederator Networks president Fred Seibert have invested in Miles Bullough’s OTT incubation company. This has enabled Wildseed Studios, which former Aardman Animation TV chief Bullough launched alongside ex-BBC Children’s executive Jesse Cleverly, to create a pair of new YouTube channels. Wildseed Comedy and Wildseed Sci-Fi are now […]

S4C invests in Miles Bullough’s Wildseed

Welsh pubcaster S4C has taken a stake in IP incubator Wildseed Studios. S4C will take a “significant” chunk of the Wildseed business, which commissions content from creators and invests in new projects across all platforms. The deal gives S4C the opportunity to coproduce selected Wildseed projects and the rights to dub the content into Welsh […]