The New Statesman Spin-Off in Development


LONDON: Comedy writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran are developing a new version of the classic political satire The New Statesman.

Marks and Gran’s LocomoTV is working with Corona TV, founded by renowned filmmaking duo Richard Johns and Rupert Jermyn, on the series. The B’Stard Legacy will center on Arron B’Stard, the long-lost son of politician Alan B’Stard (originally played by the late Rik Mayall).

FremantleMedia has a first-look option to distribute any titles originated by LocomoTV and holds a 25 percent stake in Corona TV.