Wonderhood Studios

Channel 4 teams with Wonderhood for cancer hospital obs-doc

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Super Surgeons: A Chance At Life, a new series following some of the world’s leading surgical oncologists as they employ ground-breaking new technology to try to save or prolong the lives of their patients. Produced by Wonderhood Studios, the 3 x 60-minute series has exclusive access to The Royal […]

Wonderhood rejigs senior roles, hires Naked’s head of production

David Abraham and Samantha Anstiss’s UK-based Wonderhood Studios has hired Lianne Hickey from Fremantle-owned Naked to head up its production efforts. Hickey, who was most recently head of production at Naked, takes the same role at Wonderhood, which has also promoted Katharine Patrick to become head of factual and named Tom Garton as its head […]

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 […]

Sky partners with Wonderhood & The Guardian for modelling industry exposé

European pay TV operator Sky has partnered with UK newspaper The Guardian and Wonderhood Studios on a docuseries that explores alleged sexual abuse in the modelling industry. The untitled three-part series will aim to shine a spotlight on the life-changing events experienced by models over decades, revealing not only the behaviours of prominent individuals but also how […]

David Abraham’s Wonderhood secures $1.3m from BFI’s private equity fund

Wonderhood Studios, the prodco founded by ex-Channel 4 CEO David Abraham, has received almost £1m ($1.3m) from a private equity-backed investment fund backed by the British Film Institute (BFI). The UK Creative Content EIS Fund was launched this summer by Calculus Capital and Stargrove Pictures, with the scheme offering tax breaks to investors. The deal […]

Wonderhood builds unscripted team with BBC’s Anstiss leading

Wonderhood Studios, the business created by ex-Channel 4 chief David Abraham, is set to establish its content studios with the appointment of a production and development team in unscripted programming, led by BBC Studios’ Samantha Antstiss. Anstiss (pictured) will join the company, launched in April, in October as a co-founder and creative director for unscripted. […]

Ex-C4 chief reappears to launch Wonderhood Studios

David Abraham (pictured right), the former CEO of Channel 4 (C4), is set to launch Wonderhood Studios. The launch of Wonderhood Studios is a response to the fundamental changes affecting all media, according to the company. It will be structured in the form of adjacent studios: one will produce programming across multiple genres for broadcasters […]