Nicola Shindler to Launch New Drama Label with ITV Studios


Producer Nicola Shindler, winner of seven BAFTA Awards, is to launch a new scripted label within ITV Studios.

Shindler’s body of work includes Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax and Years and Years for the BBC; Queer As Folk, Cucumber and the upcoming Boys for Channel 4; Butterfly and five seasons of Scott and Bailey for ITV and the recent Netflix original Harlan Coben’s The Stranger.

Based in Manchester, the new label will see her develop and produce premium drama for the U.K. and international market. She will join ITV Studios and launch her new label in 2021.

Julian Bellamy, managing director of ITV Studios, said: “Nicola is one of Britain’s most talented and prolific drama producers. She’s been behind some of the U.K.’s best, most memorable dramas from Queer As Folk to Happy Valley and I’m delighted that Nicola will be starting a new drama venture with ITV Studios. I’m looking forward to, with Nicola, sharing more details about her new label next year when she joins”