David Tennant

Good Omens: Adapting the unadaptable

The creative team behind BBC Studios and Amazon Studios’ Good Omens tells Manori Ravindran how they adapted the unadaptable, bringing Terry Pratchett’s final wish to life Ten years ago, it would have been inconceivable to adapt Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 fantasy novel Good Omens for the screen. Written “as a bit of fun” […]

News brief: German channel buys Tennant’s Escape Artist

German network Vox has acquired BBC One drama thriller The Escape Artist from Red Arrow International. The miniseries, which stars David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) as a lawyer whose life is turned upside down by a gruesome murder case, comes from Red Arrow’s Endor Productions and has sold to channels such as Australia’s SBS, TV2 […]

Escape Artist finds path to SBS schedule

Australian pubcaster SBS has acquired UK crime drama The Escape Artist from distributor Red Arrow International. The show follows a hot-shot defence lawyer that becomes the target himself after helping to acquit the prime suspect in a horrific murder case. It joins international dramas such as Vikings and Masters of Sex on the SBS slate. […]

Escape Artist emerges at Scandi channels

New David Tennant-starring BBC drama The Escape Artist has sold into Scandinavia, with a pair of channels in Norway and Sweden snapping up rights. TV2 in Norway and TV4 in Sweden have bought the 3x60mins/2x90mins thriller miniseries, which debuts on BBC One in the UK today. The show comes from writer David Wolstencroft, is produced […]

Endor working up a trio of Neil Gaiman projects

UK production company Endor is working on a handful of projects with cult author Neil Gaiman. The company has previously alluded to the fact it is developing projects with the cult writer and graphic novels author and screenwriter. Company founder Hilary Bevan Jones told TBI that Endor and Gaiman are focused on three particular projects, […]

Tree Fu Tom springs up at Sprout

US children’s cable channel Sprout has bought FremantleMedia Kids and CBeebies coproduction Tree Fu Tom. The preschool CGI animated programme will debut on Sprout this month on April 22 following a deal with distributor and coproducer FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. FremantleMedia Kids & Family described the deal as a landmark for its business, as […]

BBC America buys ITV drama Broadchurch

US cable network BBC America has acquired Broadchurch, the upcoming British drama series starring David Tennant (Doctor Who). In the UK the show, which is being made by Spooks producer Kudos, will air on commercial network ITV’s flagship ITV1 channel. The ensemble drama focuses on a small town that it thrown into the media spotlight […]