BBC Worldwide has increased its stake in the scripted indie producer Clerkenwell Films to 48 percent.
Previously, BBC Worldwide had 25 percent of the production outfit, which is behind hit shows such as Misfits, Lovesick and The End of the F***ing World.
Helen Jackson, BBC Worldwide’s managing director of content, commented: “This deeper investment in Clerkenwell represents a rare opportunity to take our long-term ambitions for one of the U.K.’s most respected scripted production companies that little bit further. We’ve enjoyed a close and commercially successful relationship with Murray and his team for over nine years now and their slate continually remains fresh, thought-provoking and above all entertaining.”
Murray Ferguson, chief executive of Clerkenwell Films, said: “After working closely with Helen and the BBC Worldwide team for many years we have found them to be astute, supportive and commercially smart in what is now a rapidly evolving and exciting time for scripted content. With Clerkenwell expanding its ambitions and output both at home and abroad, it feels like the right time to be strengthening our links with such a highly respected global business.”