Channel 4 Drama has ordered a full series of 6 x 45min comedy drama Cut. Written by Olivier-nominated playwright DC Moore, Cut is a darkly comic look at the lives and loves of a dysfunctional group of civil servants relocated from London to Northampton as part of the public sector cuts. Shooting begins in June.
Channel 4 has commissioned comedy Scrotal Recall to series after a successful pilot. Created and written by Tom Edge, the show follows the disastrous exploits of Dylan Witter, who must contact everyone he’s ever slept with to tell them he has chlamydia. Each episode sees Dylan finding a different girl from his STI contact list, as he remembers a sexual encounter he’d previously tried his hardest to forget… The show will shoot over summer.
Filming has been completed on studio sitcom pilot Medics for Comedy Central. Written by Mark Grimmer (The Midnight Beast), the show follows the trials and tribulations of a group of larger-than-life medical students living and training together.
Written by Tom Edge, a pilot of Scrotal Recall has been commissioned by Channel 4 as part of the 4Funnies 2013 season. For more information about 4Funnies see:
Clerkenwell Films today announced that they are developing an 18 part series based on Len Deighton’s classic Cold War novels featuring the iconic spy Bernard Samson. With over 40 million book sales, Len Deighton’s Bernard Samson novels are regarded as his masterwork and one of the greatest spy stories of all time. Covering a vast array of international locations from London to Berlin to Mexico City and California, the series follows the exploits of Bernard Samson, an ex MI6 field agent who is drawn back into active duty in a quest to uncover the truth about his wife’s defection to the KGB.
Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, The Full Monty, 127 Hours) says:
‘Deighton’s masterful series of novels draws the hidden political map of the late twentieth century. It is all here: murders, honey-traps and spy swaps, the double-dealing and manoeuvring of nations jousting for position at the height of the Cold War, with Bernard Samson, the Bond with brains, giving it an almost Chandleresque sense of cool. The novels have at their heart a love story of Shakespearian proportions, taking in passion, betrayal, loyalty and the lengths we will go for the love of country and the love of one another.’
Len Deighton says:
‘Writing it took well over ten years of my life, and it was my hope and firm belief that some day a film company would want to bring the entire series of books to the screen. Now it has happened. The impressive resources of Clerkenwell Films – and notably the talents of Simon Beaufoy – have embarked on this exciting project. I thank everyone concerned for this happy outcome, and I am confident that Bernard, and his associates, will make many new friends’.
Murray Ferguson, Chief Executive of Clerkenwell Films says:
‘ With the increasing international appetite for compelling and intelligent long form serial drama, the time is ripe to bring these wonderful novels to the screen, and television is absolutely the best place to do it. With Len Deighton and Simon Beaufoy we are working with two giants in their field. Set in London, Berlin, America and around the world we will be casting from the premier league of international talent.’
Misfits has been nominated for Best International Sales at the Broadcast Awards 2013.
With new characters and all new superpowers, Misfits is back on E4 on Sundays at 10pm.
Written by Mike O’Leary, the book will publish as a £16.99 fully-integrated hardback this autumn, and coincide with the fourth series which will air again on E4.
Congratulations to the team at Molinare. Misfits series 3 has been nominated for Audio on TV Drama at the Conch Awards 2012.
Great news! Misfits has been nominated for Best Multiplatform Project at the Broadcast Digital Awards 2012. Well done to everyone for their work on the third series.