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Video Interview: Producers of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

NEW YORK: Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox, co-founders of Every Cloud Productions and producers of the new drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which is sold globally by ALL3MEDIA International, talk to World Screen Newsflash about giving this 1920s-set series a modern attitude.      Based on the novels by Australian author ...

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Rookie Blue Renewed for Fourth Season

TORONTO: Global Television and ABC have renewed the drama Rookie Blue, with production on season four beginning in August. The show, distributed by Entertainment One Television, has consistently won its time slot on Global since its return on May 24, with more than 1.6 million viewers tuning in for the ...

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BBC America Slates New Original for Supernatural Saturdays

NEW YORK: BBC America is working with Bell Media’s SPACE on the new original sci-fi series Orphan Black, which will premiere in the U.S. as part of the Supernatural Saturdays block. The 10×1-hour series is from Temple Street Productions. Graeme Manson (Flashpoint) and John Fawcett (Spartacus) co-created the show; Manson ...

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ITV Studios to Represent New Sundance Original

LONDON/NEW YORK: Sundance Channel has tapped ITV Studios Global Entertainment to represent its first wholly owned scripted series, Rectify, a 6×1-hour drama from Ray McKinnon, on the international market. ITV Studios will be distributing the show in all territories outside of the U.S., with plans to launch it to the international market ...

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Drama Delivers for BBC Worldwide in CEE

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has sold a number of its dramas to broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe, including Parade’s End, which has been licensed to 17 territories in the region.  HBO Europe will give Parade’s End its territory premiere on its pan-regional feed. The drama was also part of package deals scored with ...

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Sundance Pacts with BBC One, SevenOne for Restless

LONDON/NEW YORK: Sundance Channel in the U.S. has come on board as a co-pro partner on Restless, the television adaptation of William Boyd’s spy novel of the same name for BBC One. The cast for the 2×90-minute event mini-series includes Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery, Charlotte Rampling and Michael Gambon. ...

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Lifetime Takes New Marc Cherry Series

LOS ANGELES: Devious Maids, the telenovela-inspired project from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry that ABC opted not to pick up, has found a home on Lifetime. The cable network has ordered 13 episodes of the ABC Studios-produced show for launch in 2013. It focuses on five maids working for the rich and ...

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Video Interview: Tandem Communications’ Crossing Lines

NEW YORK: Former Criminal Minds showrunner Ed Bernero, who is behind the new prime-time drama Crossing Lines, and Rola Bauer, president and partner at Tandem Communications, which is selling the show worldwide, sat down with TV Drama to discuss the series.   Bernero, who was the showrunner and executive producer ...

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David Tennant, Emily Watson to Star in New BBC Drama

LONDON: David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult, War Horse) have been cast as husband and wife in the new three-part BBC Two drama The Politician’s Husband, from writer and creator Paula Milne. Daybreak Pictures will produce the mini for BBC Two. Simon Cellan Jones (Our Friends in ...

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ITV Commissions New Drama Series

LONDON: ITV has commissioned a new three-part contemporary drama, The Town, from Big Talk Productions. The new series, for ITV1, will star Andrew Scott along with Julia McKenzie, Charlotte Riley, Gerard Kearns, Kelly Adams and Martin Clunes. The story begins as 30-year-old Mark Nicholas (Scott) returns home after a shocking ...

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