Artists Studio, backed by Endemol Shine UK, and Westward Studios are developing a reboot of the classic police drama Bergerac for Paramount Network International.
The potential future commission would air on Paramount channels outside of the U.S. Set on the island of Jersey, the original Bergerac series ran for nine seasons between the ’80s and ’90s, in addition to having several holiday specials.
The lead producer on the development is Artists Studio’s Gub Neal, known for hits such as Prime Suspect, Cracker and The Fall.
Jill Offman, executive VP of Paramount Network, said, “We have several exciting dramas in development, one of which is the classic favorite Bergerac. Our hope is that we will be able to commission Bergerac as a full series for Paramount Network International.”
Brian Constantine, CEO of Westward Studios and executive producer, said, “I’m excited at the prospect that Bergerac may be returning to our screens once again. It’s a much-loved drama and a real boost for Jersey, my home, where Bergerac has become part of the island’s identity.”
Gub Neal, executive producer at Artists Studio, added, “We’ve been trying to bring back Bergerac for some time and I’m very glad that we have the next generation of such an iconic show in development. Updated for the present day, it will deal with contemporary stories-of-the-week that run alongside a strong serial spine.”