Nicola Shindler has launched her new scripted production company Quay Street Productions, focused on producing premium drama for the U.K. and international market.
Quay Street Productions is named after the famous Manchester street where Granada Television was based and where Shindler spent a part of her early career. The outfit is based in central Manchester.
Over her 20-plus year career, Shindler has produced some of the U.K.’s most well-known dramas, including Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax, Casanova, Burn It, Danny and the Human Zoo and Years and Years for the BBC; Queer As Folk and Cucumber for Channel 4; Butterfly and five seasons of Scott and Bailey for ITV; The Five and Bedlam for Sky and the Netflix originals Safe and The Stranger. Upcoming series that Shindler executive produces include It’s A Sin (Channel 4), Finding Alice and No Return (ITV), Stay Close (Netflix), Traces season two (Alibi) and Ridley Road (BBC One).
Shindler said: “I’ve been making television drama for over 20 years and still get the same thrill to tell amazing stories with incredible characters and work with the best talent. Having the opportunity to start this new chapter in my career with Quay Street Productions is a privilege and immensely exciting. I want to create a friendly, ambitious, and exceptional new company where writers, producers, directors, and actors feel they can bring their best work, see their ideas realized brilliantly and have fun. My partner, ITV Studios, has been incredibly supportive and it’s a joy to embark on this new journey with them.”