BritBox Reveals Raft of Original Commissions


“Trainspotting” creator Irvine Welsh will adapt his novel “Crime” alongside long-standing screenwriting associate Dean Cavanagh (“Wedding ceremony Belles”) for BBC and ITV-backed streamer BritBox U.Ok. The six-episode manufacturing is one of 4 unique commissions introduced by the platform on Wednesday.

Set in Edinburgh and directed by James Sturdy (“Liar”), “Crime” will star Dougray Scott (“Mission: Inconceivable 2”) as a detective who’s investigating the disappearance of a schoolgirl whereas battling his personal private demons. It’s being produced by Buccaneer Media, Tony Wooden and Dougray Scott. Government producers are Welsh, Cavanagh, Richard Tulk-Hart and James Sturdy. It’s distributed worldwide by Cineflix Rights.

5-part revenge thriller, “The Beast Should Die,” based mostly on Nicholas Blake’s novel, is being produced by New Regency Tv and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free. New Regency may even distribute internationally.

The collection stars Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”), Cush Jumbo (“The Good Spouse”), Billy Howle (“MotherFatherSon”) and Nathaniel Parker (“The Outcast”) and tells the story of a grieving mom who infiltrates the life of the person she believes killed her son. Dome Karukoski (“Tolkien”) will direct.

“Magpie Murders,” an tailored of Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling homicide thriller, has been commissioned by BritBox alongside PBS’s ‘Masterpiece’ and can be produced by Eleventh Hour Movies. Sony Footage Tv are distributing the collection worldwide.

The commissions additionally embrace “A Spy Amongst Buddies,” a restricted collection based mostly on the best-selling e book written by Ben Macintyre and produced by ITV Studios’ Patrick Spence (“The Eddy”).

Reemah Sakaan, group director of ITV SVOD and chief inventive and model officer for BritBox World, mentioned: “BritBox Originals should be daring, bingeable and distinctively British. Creating this distinctive roll name of expertise, tales and productions in our first drama slate so as to add solely to the treasure trove of BritBox boxsets from each U.Ok. PSB is one thing nobody else can do, we will’t wait to deliver them to subscribers.”

Kevin Lygo, ITV’s director of tv who additionally leads BritBox U.Ok. Originals, mentioned: “BritBox stands for one of the best of British and with this excessive calibre slate of unique drama commissions, we’re bringing the perfect of U.Ok. inventive expertise to a U.Ok. streamer for the primary time.”


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