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BBC acquires Australian comedy ‘Colin From Accounts’ for UK

UK pubcaster the BBC has acquired Australian scripted comedy series Colin From Accounts for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. The series, which was originally commissioned for the Foxtel Group in Australia, is produced by Easy Tiger Productions and CBS Studios and was acquired by the BBC from Paramount Global Content Distribution. It was unveiled to […]

Lionsgate, SPT & Newen join The London TV Screenings

Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Television, Newen Connect, Eccho Rights and Viaplay Content Distribution are among new additions to the schedule for The London TV Screenings, which takes place 27 February to 3 March. The five companies take the total number of hosts to 26, with each carving out time in the calendar to deliver a mixture […]

Commissioning round-up: Netflix renews ‘The Sandman’; Discovery Finland plans another ‘Ultimate Escape’; ‘Couples Therapy’ lands in New Zealand

Netflix renews ‘The Sandman’ Netflix has renewed fantasy drama series The Sandman for a second season. The series, based on the 1989-1995 comics by Neil Gaiman, who exec produces, tells the story of Morpheus, who rules the world of dreams. The first season debuted on the streamer in August. “There are some astonishing stories waiting […]

London TV Screenings sets 2023 dates, goes up against BBC Studios Showcase

London TV Screenings, the fast-growing event organised by All3Media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One, Fremantle and ITV Studios, is to be held over the same week as BBC Studios’ flagship market. The London screenings event’s third iteration will run from Monday, 27 February to Friday, 3 March next year, following a 2022 version that attracted more than […]

BBC & Showtime order Ruth Wilson-led thriller based around Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries

US network Showtime and UK pubcaster the BBC have commissioned The Woman In The Wall, a new gothic thriller inspired by Ireland’s infamous Magdalene Laundries scandal. Endeavor Content-backed Motive Pictures will produce the 6 x 60-minute series, which has been created by Joe Murtagh (Calm With Horses) and Harry Wootliff (True Things), who will direct […]