British Health Minister Matt Hancock Urges Support For Reality TV Stars Following Death Of Love Island’s Mike Thalassitis

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British Health Minister Matt Hancock has warned broadcasters and producers to do more to look after reality TV contestants following the death of Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis.
Thalassitis, who died over the weekend, is the latest star of the…

Alice Eve, Tamsin Greig, Harriet Walter & Philip Glenister To Front Carnival Films & Julian Fellowes’ ‘Belgravia’ For ITV & Epix

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EXCLUSIVE: Star Trek Into Darkness’ Alice Eve, Episodes’ Tamsin Greig, Outcast’s Philip Glenister and The Crown’s Harriet Walter are to star in Carnival Films’ Julian Fellowes-penned British period drama Belgravia for ITV and Epix.
Eve, who is best kno…

David Morrissey, Luke Treadway Cast in ITV’s ‘The Singapore Grip’ Adaptation

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David Morrissey, Luke Treadway and Charles Dance have been cast in “The Singapore Grip,” an ITV drama adaptation of the J.G. Farrell novel. Oscar winning screenwriter and playwright Christopher Hampton (“Dangerous Liaisons”) is adapting the book, which…

‘The Walking Dead’s David Morrissey & ‘Traitors’ Luke Treadaway Star In ITV’s Adaptation Of ‘The Singapore Grip’

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The Walking Dead star David Morrissey and Traitors’ Luke Treadaway are to star in ITV’s adaptation of J.G. Farrell’s World War II novel The Singapore Grip.
The pair will feature in the six-part series, which is produced by Victoria producer Mammoth Scr…

British Dramas ‘Call the Midwife, ‘Endeavour,’ ‘Vera’ Get New Seasons

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The U.K.’s two biggest broadcasters have ordered new seasons of audience favorites “Call the Midwife,” “Endeavour,” and “Vera,” guaranteeing new episodes of some of the most-watched shows on British TV. Season 9 of period drama “Call the Midwife” is ab…

Dawn French To Star In ‘Doc Martin’-Style Drama ‘Glass Houses’ For ITV

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Dawn French is to star in Doc Martin-style drama Glass Houses for ITV.
The British commercial broadcaster has ordered the six-part series from Genial Productions, the nascent ITV-backed producer formed by The Durrells and Men Behaving Badly writer Simo…

‘Duck Dynasty’ & ‘American Grit’ Cancellations Hit ITV America’s Bottom Line

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The cancellation of Duck Dynasty and American Grit has hit ITV America’s bottom line with the U.S. production division of the British broadcaster suffering a 21% fall in revenue over the last twelve months.
ITV America reported a drop in revenue from £…

‘Reign’ Star Rose Williams & ‘Divergent’s Theo James To Front ITV & PBS’ Jane Austen Adaptation ‘Sanditon’

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Reign star Rose Williams and Downton Abbey and Divergent’s Theo James are to front ITV and PBS Masterpiece’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel Sanditon.
The pair will star alongside Last Tango In Halifax’s Anne Reid and Love Actually’s…

Epix Picks Up ‘Belgravia’ Limited Series From ‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Julian Fellowes

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“Downtown Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes is working on a new British period drama, “Belgravia,” and Epix has snagged the rights to air the six-part limited series in the U.S., TheWrap has learned.

ITV placed the initial series order for the project, which is based on Fellowes’ 2016 novel of the same name, and will air “Belgravia” in the UK. The series is a co-production between NBCUniversal’s Carnival Films — the production company behind “Downton” — and Epix.

Set in London in the 1800s, “Belgravia” is a story of secrets and dishonor in the upper echelon of London society. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to a high-society ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will have consequences for decades to come.

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Gareth Neame will executive produce for Carnival, alongside Nigel Marchant, Liz Trubridge and Fellowes. John Alexander  will direct the limited series, with Colin Wratten producing.

Casting for the series is currently underway with shooting set to be begin this spring. NBCUniversal’s international TV sales division will oversee international distribution.

Fellowes is currently working on another period drama, “The Gilded Age,” at NBC, as well as overseeing production on the “Downton Abbey” movie.

Epix Boards British Period Drama ‘Belgravia’ From ‘Downton Abbey’ Creator Julian Fellowes & Carnival Films

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Epix has boarded Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ forthcoming period drama Belgravia – the ITV series first revealed by Deadline last month.
The U.S. cable network is co-producing the Carnival Films drama with the British commercial broadca…

‘The Long Song’ Writer Sarah Williams Pens British Family Drama ‘Flesh & Blood’ For ITV

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The Long Song writer Sarah Williams has penned family drama Flesh and Blood for British commercial broadcaster ITV.
Williams, who also wrote 2007 Anne Hathaway feature Becoming Jane, penned the story of three adult siblings – Helen, Jake and Nata…