World Productions

Show of the Week: Fifteen-Love

Explore the dark under-belly of the competitive and high-pressure world of professional tennis in this 6 x 60-minute drama series from World Productions. Written by Hania Elkington, Fifteen-Love follows the story of Justine Pearce, a teenage prodigy whose meteoric rise in the sport is cut short by a career-ending injury. Five years later, Justine seems […]

Drama round-up: AMC orders Bob Odenkirk’s ‘Straight Man’; ITV tracks ‘Raoul Moat’; Shahid preps detective show

AMC orders Bob Odenkirk’s Straight Man AMC Networks has greenlit Straight Man, its Bob Odenkirk-starring drama that is being produced by Sony Pictures Television, TriStar TV and Gran Via. The project, which was announced as fast-track development earlier this month in advance of AMC Networks’ upfront event in New York City, is based on Richard Russo’s novel […]

ITV reveals ‘The Suspect’ from ‘Vigil’ prodco, starring Aidan Turner

ITV in the UK has ordered an adaptation of Michael Robotham’s novel The Suspect from Vigil producer World Productions, with Aidan Turner set to star. The five-part psychological thriller will be directed by James Strong and written by Peter Berry (Gangs Of London), with Turner (Leonardo, Poldark) leading the cast. Jake Lushington (Vigil, Born To Kill) […]

Show of the Week: Showtrial

Showtrial comes from World Productions, the UK firm behind hit drama Bodyguard, and explores the implications on justice when a murder trial grabs the public’s attention and draws unprecedented media scrutiny. By the producer’s own admission, Showtrial is a deliberately provocative title for a series that attempts to dive into the ramifications of what happens […]

China calls ‘Line Of Duty’ as sixth season goes global

Chinese streamer Pumpkin Film and Spain’s Movistar are among companies to have picked up rights to the sixth season of hit cop drama Line Of Duty. The show, which is sold by ITV Studios (ITVS), was recently acquired by BritBox in North America and is now also heading to TVNZ in New Zealand and KT Corp […]

BritBox strikes exclusive ‘Line Of Duty’ deal in US

BritBox in the US has picked up exclusive rights to the sixth season of Jed Mercurio’s hit police drama Line Of Duty, in a deal that also hands it rights to all future episodes of the show. US streaming service Acorn TV had snapped up streaming rights to the first five seasons of Line Of Duty from Hulu in […]

ITV Studios launches production trainee scheme to bolster diversity

ITV Studios (ITVS) has launched a production trainee scheme aimed at fast-tracking new and diverse talent into a variety of roles. The scheme will offer 12-month contracts to successful candidates, who will receive mentoring and training, as well as placements at one of 10 ITVS-owned prodcos across both scripted and unscripted. Roles are available at […]

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