From Peter Harness comes the first British television adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds, produced by Mammoth Screen for BBC One.
Horsell Common in Surrey is struck by a huge meteor, and the inhabitants of Earth slowly fall victim to a vicious invasion. The three-part drama follows one man’s attempt to escape the ruthless Martians – but they are determined to destroy all human life as they attempt to conquer the earth…
A group of amateur drivers from all over the world compete in an illegal night-time street race
“Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) finds his everyday problems dwarfed by his discovery of the mythical sword Excalibur. Now, with the most powerful sword in history in the hands of the most powerless schoolboy in Britain, Alex and his friends must thwart a medieval villain named Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson), who is hell-bent on destroying the world.”
A therapist tries to save her marriage after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship.
A boy decides to help his Grandpa, a WW2 flying ace who now suffers from Alzheimer's disease, escape from an old folks' home run by a woman with ulterior motives.
Safe,” which world premiered on Wednesday at Canneseries, is the latest drama series from Studiocanal’s Red, a British production company set up by Nicola Shindler 20 years ago, best known for Russell T. Davies’ “Queer as Folk,” Paul Abbott’s “Clocking Off,” and Sally Wainwright’s “Happy Valley” and “Last Tango In Halifax.” Shindler spoke to Variety about “Safe,” her company’s slate and its relationship with writers.
“Safe” is a show that was built to compete on a world stage: It was created by best-selling novelist Harlan Coben, written by award-winner scribe Danny Brocklehurst, and toplining Hollywood star Michael C. Hall. The series is with Netflix worldwide, apart from France where it’s on C8.
Shindler says the “big names” help the show stand out in a crowded drama landscape. Coben has a huge following from his books, and Hall has chosen his TV roles smartly with two commercial and critical hits, “Dexter” and “Six Feet Under,” under his belt. “[Hall] has quite high taste and I think the audience will trust him in that respect,” she says.
Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house (Sophie Okonedo). A comedy drama about mothers and daughters, dreams and reality, and three chords and the truth.
The Limehouse Golem is a 2016 British horror-thriller film directed by Juan Carlos Medina from a screenplay by Jane Goldman. The film, an adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's 1994 murder mystery novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, stars Olivia Cooke, Bill Nighy, and Douglas Booth.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 10 September 2016. It is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on 1 September 2017, by Lionsgate.
Outlander and Battlestar Galactica show runner Ronald D. Moore and Justified alum Michael Dinner are teaming with Breaking Bad star turned producer Bryan Cranston on the ten episode project. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is a passion project for Cranston and company, and has had a lengthy road to the screen. It had been in development at AMC and Channel 4. When Channel 4 was ready to give the project a green light last spring, AMC opted not to go along.
Electric Dreams will be an anthology series, with each episode adapting a different short story by author Philip K. Dick, and will include a roster of established writers for various episodes, including Dee Rees, who wrote and directed HBO’s Bessie; Tony Grisoni (Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas); Jack Thorne (Harry Potter And The Cursed Child); Matthew Graham (Life On Mars); David Farr (The Night Manager); and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim), as well as Moore himself, and Michael Dinner, who also serves as executive producer.
Location Manchester/ Liverpool
At times comedic and at other times heartbreaking, the series follows the intertwining lives of three Manchester couples at different stages in their relationships. At the start, Adam Williams and Rachel Bradley are a new couple. Adam's best friend Pete Gifford and his wife Jenny are adjusting to life as new parents. While Rachel's friends Karen and David Marsden fear the possible disintegration of their marriage. Other reoccurring characters include the Marsden's nanny, Ramona, and, in later series, Rachel's coworker Jo Ellison. Poignantly true to life but with fantastical twists the drama/sitcom explorers all the ups and downs of romance.
Location Manchester / London
Winston Churchill leads a charge against Adolf Hitler's army in the early days of World War II.
Starring Jack Dee as Steve and Kerry Godliman as his wife Nicky, they play a married couple who are both on their second marriages and have decided that moving to the countryside from the city is the answer to all their dreams.
They’ve watched all the TV relocation shows and read the glossy lifestyle magazines and fell in love with the idea of ‘getting away from the rat race’.
Unfortunately living a simple existence in beautiful surroundings is not all it’s cracked up to be and Steve and Nicky soon find living in the countryside might not be for them after all. Especially when they discover that the house they’ve bought is situated in what locals refer to as ‘The Dip’ – a place where internet signals cannot reach, but floodwater most definitely can.
Prince Charles' accession to the throne following the Queen's death. When he refuses to sign a controversial bill into law, political chaos ensues: a constitutional crisis, rioting on the streets and a tank in front of Buckingham Palace.
A writer decides to leave her husband while traveling to receive a prestigious award.
sin Greig, Tuppence Middleton, Nico Mirallegro, Gemma Jones and Neil Morrissey have signed up to star in a new BBC drama about the death of Princess Diana.
Diana and I won't be about the royal family but will instead centre on four ordinary and unconnected people whose lives cross over following Diana's death and her funeral.
The one-off 90-minute drama, which is currently in production but as yet has no broadcast date, will focus on four figures, a mother, a son, a wife and a boyfriend.
It will also star Kiran Sonia Sawar, Laurie Davidson, Charlotte Hope, Asif Khan, Kingsley Ben-Adir, John Gordon Sinclair and Roshan Seth.
A group of up-and-coming hustlers stumble upon a truck-load of stolen gold bullion are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.
Self-financed sitcom pilot currently seeking a broadcaster. Walk Like A Panther is a comedy about 80's wrestlers in the north, having one last shot at 'glory'. It stars Stephen Graham, Sean Pertwee, Steve Furst, Ian Mercer, Jill Halfpenny, Stephen Marcus, Adam Fogerty, Hannah Walters, Vicky McClure, Warren Brown, Jessica Hall, Peter Martin & Kasabian lead singer Tom Meighan.
This mockumentary follows the lives of porters, hospital radio DJs, chaplains and managers. The series asks who exactly are all these people, and should any of them be remotely near a hospital?
Timewasters is a comedy about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920’s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats.
Our time travelling friends are Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Cockroaches, Uncle) who plays Nick, Kadiff Kirwan (Chewing Gum, Crims), who plays Jason, Adelayo Adedayo (Skins, Some Girls), who plays Lauren and Samson Kayo (Youngers, The Javone Prince Show), who plays Horace.
Stuck in the past after their ‘time machine’ is destroyed, our gang decide to explore, before quickly discovering that being young and black in the Jazz Age is a lot less genteel and a lot more shady than Downton Abbey had led them to believe.
A veteran lawyer must defend a man in what promises to be the most dramatic trial of his career.
A woman about to begin her maternity leave from work begins to suspect that her replacement is plotting to take over her life.
A group of six celebrities undertake a dietary experiment to live without sugar for two weeks while living and working on a farm.
A British criminal drama, Vera is based on the novels and characters created by Ann Cleeves. The series is produced by ITV Studios and executive produced by Elaine Collins, Kate Bartlett, Kate Lewis, Michael Dawson and Myar Craig. It has been a ratings success in its run since May 1, 2011. The current sixth season has premiered on January 31, 2016. Each episode lasts 90 minutes, so Vera is practically a series of movies.
Blood-drenched demons. Glowing angels. Life, the universe and everything. The York Mystery Plays are back in York Minster, and they are spectacular.
You are greeted on arrival by Max Jones’ extraordinary set: a massive flight of steps, rising high above the floor, in front of a soaring stone arch. The stage and the arch are linked together by a narrow strip of gauze, which acts as a screen for projected images.
The beauty of this stepped performance area is that it provides a large surface over which director Philip Breen can display his actors, as well as physically providing different heights for scenes between, for example, heaven and hell.
Crime drama, set in the 1960s, about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.
The series follows Molly on her first deployment as a serving army medic against the backdrop of the British Army's withdrawal from Afghanistan.
A mystery series created by author Harlan Coben. Jesse, a five year old boy goes missing, 20 years later his DNA shows up at a crime scene.
A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times - the mythical so-called Golem - must be responsible.
A dysfunctional gang of criminals takes a middle class Maori family hostage and discovers too late that they are cannibals.
At the turn of the 20th century the Metropolitan Police were overwhelmed with bizarre cases so they turned to outsiders including Houdini and Doyle, who collaborated with New Scotland Yard on some unsolved and inexplicable crimes.
Viewers have seen the Olympic star and her rivals in tears on the series after being shown clips of their years in the spotlight. Retired badminton ace Gail, 38, who took home silver in the 2004 Athens games, said: “The show was really emotional for me.
A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang
who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Location Northan Ireland
Season 5 of Game of Thrones was commissioned by HBO on 8 April 2014, following a substantial increase in audience figures between the third and fourth seasons. The fifth and sixth seasons were commissioned simultaneously, the first time HBO has commissioned two seasons at once for a major drama series.
In the Yorkshire Dales in the 1870s, the shantytown of Jericho is the home of a community that will live, thrive and die in the shadow of the viaduct they've been brought together to build.
A Cold War spy thriller that tells the story of invisible wars fought by MI5
The hard labour of cotton mill workers and the abuse
Written by David S. Goyer, the series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time as he begins to not only see the future, but invent it.
After a group of people, who meet online, discover a bizarre graphic novel which seems to hold mysterious answers, they find themselves being tracked down by a merciless organization known merely as 'The Network'.
In a parallel world ruled by The Magisterium where people's souls have animal shapes, the orphan Lyra Belaqua is educated in the Jordan College, and her uncle and Professor Lord Asriel is her tutor. Lyra accidentally overhears a conversation about a research of Lord Asriel in the North Artic and the existence of a powerful Dust that unites different worlds. When her best friend Roger is kidnapped by the evil Gobblers, Lyra promises to rescue him. She is invited to go to the North with the influent Mrs. Coulter and the Jordan's Vice-Chancellor secretly gives her a magic golden compass capable of revealing the truth. When Lyra finds that Mrs. Coulter is the leader of the Gobblers, she escapes from her house and the runaway girl begins an amazing adventure in a war to save her friend and other missing children with her allied Gyptians, Witches and the strong Armored Bear Iorek Byrnison.
These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot who has soon become his best friend and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.
Birth of a legend. Following King Richard's death in France, archer Robin Longstride, along with Will Scarlett, Alan-a-Dale and Little John, returns to England. They encounter the dying Robert of Locksley, whose party was ambushed by treacherous Godfrey, who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of England. Robin promises the dying knight he will return his sword to his father Walter in Nottingham. Here Walter encourages him to impersonate the dead man to prevent his land being confiscated by the crown, and he finds himself with Marian, a ready-made wife. Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak King John and allow an easy French take-over, Godfrey worms his way into the king's service as Earl Marshal of England and brutally invades towns under the pretext of collecting Royal taxes. Can Robin navigate the politics of barons, royals, traitors, and the French?
n Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.