Sean Bean Joins Peter Bowker’s BBC One WWII Epic Drama ‘World On Fire’

Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings star Sean Bean is joining the cast of BBC One drama World on Fire.
The actor will star alongside Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets) and Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) in the seven-part World War II epic.
Also joinin…

Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings star Sean Bean is joining the cast of BBC One drama World on Fire. The actor will star alongside Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets) and Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) in the seven-part World War II epic. Also joining the cast is A Very English Scandal and The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison, Yrsa Daley-Ward (Today Will Burn), Ansu Kabia (The Long Song) and Ewan Mitchell (The Last Kingdom). The Mammoth Screen-produced drama is written…

‘Peaky Blinders’ Jack Rowan & Newcomer Masali Baduza Lead The Cast For BBC Dystopian Drama ‘Noughts + Crosses’

Peaky Blinders star Jack Rowan and newcomer Masali Baduza are to lead the lineup of the BBC’s dystopian drama Noughts + Crosses.
The six-part series, which is produced by Victoria producer Mammoth Screen for BBC One, will also star Timeless’ Paterson J…

Peaky Blinders star Jack Rowan and newcomer Masali Baduza are to lead the lineup of the BBC's dystopian drama Noughts + Crosses. The six-part series, which is produced by Victoria producer Mammoth Screen for BBC One, will also star Timeless' Paterson Joseph, Wallander's Bonnie Mbuli, Love Type D's Kike Brimah, Cold Feet's Helen Baxendale, The Last Kingdom's Ian Hart, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again's Josh Dylan, Goodbye Christopher Robin's Shaun Dingwall, Harry Potter and the…

Helen Hunt Joins BBC’s World War II Drama ‘World on Fire’

Oscar-winner Helen Hunt has joined “World on Fire,” the upcoming World War II drama for the BBC. She takes a lead role alongside Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread”) in the drama from Peter Bowker (“The A Word”). ITV-backed production company Mammoth Scr…

Oscar-winner Helen Hunt has joined “World on Fire,” the upcoming World War II drama for the BBC. She takes a lead role alongside Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread”) in the drama from Peter Bowker (“The A Word”). ITV-backed production company Mammoth Screen is producing. The seven-part series tells the story of the first year of the […]

Helen Hunt To Star In Peter Bowker’s BBC One World War II Drama ‘World On Fire’

Helen Hunt is to star in Mammoth Screen’s BBC One WWII drama World on Fire.
The As Good As It Gets and Mad About You star will lead the cast alongside Phantom Thread’s Lesley Manville and rising British stars Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women) and Julia B…

Helen Hunt is to star in Mammoth Screen's BBC One WWII drama World on Fire. The As Good As It Gets and Mad About You star will lead the cast alongside Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville and rising British stars Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women) and Julia Brown (The Last Kingdom). The epic drama is written by The A Word's Peter Bowker. It is a multi-stranded drama that looks at World War II through the eyes of ordinary people from all sides of the conflict. The first…

‘Poldark’ Creator Debbie Horsfield Lifts The Lid On Final Season Ahead Of U.S. Bow Of Season Four

Poldark creator Debbie Horsfield has lifted the lid on the final season of the British period drama, which will air in 2019.
Horsfield has opened up about her approach to the fifth and final season of the Mammoth Screen-produced drama after BBC and PBS…

Poldark creator Debbie Horsfield has lifted the lid on the final season of the British period drama, which will air in 2019. Horsfield has opened up about her approach to the fifth and final season of the Mammoth Screen-produced drama after BBC and PBS confirmed its end. This comes ahead of the launch of the fourth season, which launches on PBS Masterpiece on Sunday September 30 at 9pm. Poldark is based on twelve novels by Winston Graham; season four is based on the…

BBC Terror Thriller ‘Bodyguard’ Sees Off Ratings Challenge From ‘Vanity Fair’, ITV’s Amazon Co-Pro

BBC terror thriller Bodyguard comfortably beat ITV’s remake of Vanity Fair on Sunday night in the overnight ratings.
The Richard Madden-fronted thriller scored 6.6M overnight numbers with a 33% share and a 7M peak on BBC One. The third episode of the s…

BBC terror thriller Bodyguard comfortably beat ITV's remake of Vanity Fair on Sunday night in the overnight ratings. The Richard Madden-fronted thriller scored 6.6M overnight numbers with a 33% share and a 7M peak on BBC One. The third episode of the series was in line with last Sunday night's opener but its peak was even higher than the launch. It more than doubled the 3M (15%) that tuned in for Mammoth Screen's remake of period drama Vanity Fair, which is a…

‘Poldark’ Producer Mammoth Screen Heads To 19th Century With Adaptation Of ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’

Poldark producer Mammoth Screen is heading to the 19th Century to adapt Alexander Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo.
The ITV-owned indie is working with Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield on the remake after it emerged that Aidan Turner’s scythe-wielding d…

Poldark producer Mammoth Screen is heading to the 19th Century to adapt Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. The ITV-owned indie is working with Poldark writer Debbie Horsfield on the remake after it emerged that Aidan Turner's scythe-wielding drama is set to come to an end following its next season. The story, written by The Three Musketeers author Dumas, is set between 1815 and 1839 in France and Italy. It follows the Bourbon Restoration through the reign of…

‘Poldark’ Producer Mammoth Screen To Adapt DJ Target’s ‘Grime Kids’ As TV Series

Poldark and Victoria producer Mammoth Screen is going contemporary with its latest project – an adaptation of DJ Target’s book Grime Kids.
The book is an insider account of grime, written by Target, who was responsible for introducing stars Wiley…

Poldark and Victoria producer Mammoth Screen is going contemporary with its latest project – an adaptation of DJ Target's book Grime Kids. The book is an insider account of grime, written by Target, who was responsible for introducing stars Wiley and Dizzee Rascal. He currently has shows on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra and runs his own label, having been part of the Pay As U Go Cartel and Wiley's Grime collective Roll Deep. Playwright Theresa Ikoko, who was born and raised in…

‘The ABC Murders’: First-Look At John Malkovich As Hercule Poirot As BBC/Amazon Drama Rounds Out Cast

The BBC and Amazon have offered the first glimpse of John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot in the forthcoming adaptation of The ABC Murders. The two broadcasters have also rounded out the cast with filming now underway.
Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter), Kev…

The BBC and Amazon have offered the first glimpse of John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot in the forthcoming adaptation of The ABC Murders. The two broadcasters have also rounded out the cast with filming now underway. Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter), Kevin McNally (Pirates Of The Caribbean), Gregor Fisher (Love Actually) and Jack Farthing (Poldark) will join Malkovich, Rupert Grint, Tara Fitzgerald and Andrew Buchan in the Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited

‘Vanity Fair’ Trailer: First-Look At ITV & Amazon’s Adaptation Of The Classic Napoleonic Novel

ITV and Amazon have unveiled a first-look at the forthcoming adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s classic 1848 novel Vanity Fair.
The partners have debuted a short trailer that features Ready Player One star Olivia Cooke with her foot all over a…

ITV and Amazon have unveiled a first-look at the forthcoming adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic 1848 novel Vanity Fair. The partners have debuted a short trailer that features Ready Player One star Olivia Cooke with her foot all over a globe, as the seven-part drama is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. The Mammoth Screen-produced series sees Cooke play Becky Sharp, as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of…

Mammoth Screen To Adapt Christie Watson’s Nursing Novel ‘The Language Of Kindness’ For Television

EXCLUSIVE: Christie Watson’s The Language of Kindness, a story of acts of compassion in the nursing profession, is to be turned into a television series after Mammoth Screen, the British production company behind dramas including Poldark and Victoria, optioned the rights. I understand the ITV-owned firm has set Rachel Bennette, who adapted Zadie Smith’s NW for BBC Two, to write.
The book, which comes out May 3 in the UK via publisher Chatto & Windus, is an account of the…

EXCLUSIVE: Christie Watson's The Language of Kindness, a story of acts of compassion in the nursing profession, is to be turned into a television series after Mammoth Screen, the British production company behind dramas including Poldark and Victoria, optioned the rights. I understand the ITV-owned firm has set Rachel Bennette, who adapted Zadie Smith's NW for BBC Two, to write. The book, which comes out May 3 in the UK via publisher Chatto & Windus, is an account of the…

Christopher Hampton To Adapt ‘The Singapore Grip’ For ITV

ITV is adapting J.G. Farrell’s World War II novel The Singapore Grip with a script from Oscar winner Christopher Hampton. The British broadcaster has ordered a six-part series produced by Poldark and Victoria producer Mammoth Screen.
The Singapore Grip, which was part of Farrell’s Empire Trilogy of novels, which also includes Troubles and The Siege of Krishnapur was originally published in 1978. It tells the story of a British family living in Singapore at the time of the…

ITV is adapting J.G. Farrell's World War II novel The Singapore Grip with a script from Oscar winner Christopher Hampton. The British broadcaster has ordered a six-part series produced by Poldark and Victoria producer Mammoth Screen. The Singapore Grip, which was part of Farrell's Empire Trilogy of novels, which also includes Troubles and The Siege of Krishnapur was originally published in 1978. It tells the story of a British family living in Singapore at the time of the…

Jenna Coleman To Return As ITV & PBS Bring Back Royal Drama ‘Victoria’

Jenna Coleman’s Victoria may have already ascended to the throne and married Prince Albert but ITV‘s royal drama shows no sign of slowing after the UK broadcaster ordered a third season of the big-budget series.
The new season will follow the next chapter in the monarch’s eventful life and will see Coleman and Tom Hughes, who plays Albert, both return. ITV-owned Mammoth Screen will produce the series for ITV and PBS’ Masterpiece. It will follow a feature-length episode…

Jenna Coleman's Victoria may have already ascended to the throne and married Prince Albert but ITV's royal drama shows no sign of slowing after the UK broadcaster ordered a third season of the big-budget series. The new season will follow the next chapter in the monarch's eventful life and will see Coleman and Tom Hughes, who plays Albert, both return. ITV-owned Mammoth Screen will produce the series for ITV and PBS' Masterpiece. It will follow a feature-length episode…

Victoria Creator Daisy Goodwin Alleges She Was Assaulted At David Cameron’s Downing Street

Daisy Goodwin, creator of ITV and PBS period drama Victoria, has alleged that she was sexually assaulted during a visit to No. 10 Downing Street. Goodwin, who previously ran Sony-backed production company Silver River, claimed the incident happened while David Cameron was Prime Minister between 2010 and 2016.
Goodwin said she was assaulted by a government official, although declined to name the official. She said that he had “put his hand on my breast”.
“The official, who…

Daisy Goodwin, creator of ITV and PBS period drama Victoria, has alleged that she was sexually assaulted during a visit to No. 10 Downing Street. Goodwin, who previously ran Sony-backed production company Silver River, claimed the incident happened while David Cameron was Prime Minister between 2010 and 2016. Goodwin said she was assaulted by a government official, although declined to name the official. She said that he had "put his hand on my breast". "The official, who…

BBC Commissions New Drama Series From ‘Wolf Hall’ Writer, ‘Victoria’ Producer

The BBC has commissioned two new eight-part drama series for its flagship channel BBC One, the pubcaster announced Friday. “The Three,” based on a trilogy of novels by Sarah Lotz and described as an international conspiracy thriller with a supernatural edge, has been adapted by Peter Straughan. Straughan won a BAFTA and was Oscar-nominated for… Read more »

The BBC has commissioned two new eight-part drama series for its flagship channel BBC One, the pubcaster announced Friday. “The Three,” based on a trilogy of novels by Sarah Lotz and described as an international conspiracy thriller with a supernatural edge, has been adapted by Peter Straughan. Straughan won a BAFTA and was Oscar-nominated for... Read more »

Amazon Picks Up U.S. Rights To Agatha Christie Dramas

Amazon has struck a multi-show deal with Agatha Christie Productions for U.S. rights to the upcoming seven dramas based on the author’s works. Ordeal By Innocence is the first adaptation out the door, with filming starting in Scotland this month. The three-part mini, produced by Agatha Christie Limited and Mammoth Screen for the BBC, has set its ensemble cast led by Bill Nighy, Catherine Keener and Matthew Goode. Alice Eve, Ella Purnell, Ed Westwick, Luke Treadaway…

Amazon has struck a multi-show deal with Agatha Christie Productions for U.S. rights to the upcoming seven dramas based on the author's works. Ordeal By Innocence is the first adaptation out the door, with filming starting in Scotland this month. The three-part mini, produced by Agatha Christie Limited and Mammoth Screen for the BBC, has set its ensemble cast led by Bill Nighy, Catherine Keener and Matthew Goode. Alice Eve, Ella Purnell, Ed Westwick, Luke Treadaway…

ITV Commissions Mammoth Screen Drama ‘Desire’ From Scribe Jeremy Block

ITV has commissioned Desire, a new five-part drama serial written by The Last King of Scotland screenwriter Jeremy BrockVictoria and Poldark producer Mammoth Screen will produce.
The story focuses on Leia, who is just about managing to hold her life together in the face of a messy divorce when she finds herself falling in love with an intensity that she’s never experienced before. It’s the wrong man at the wrong time but Leia can’t give the relationship up. It looks at…

ITV has commissioned Desire, a new five-part drama serial written by The Last King of Scotland screenwriter Jeremy BrockVictoria and Poldark producer Mammoth Screen will produce. The story focuses on Leia, who is just about managing to hold her life together in the face of a messy divorce when she finds herself falling in love with an intensity that she's never experienced before. It's the wrong man at the wrong time but Leia can't give the relationship up. It looks at…

Matt Charman To Pen ‘M’; Mammoth Screen Project Based On Real MI5 Spymaster

UK-based Poldark and Victoria producer Mammoth Screen has acquired rights to Henry Hemming’s upcoming non-fiction book, M: Maxwell Knight, M15’s Greatest Spymaster. Returning to the world of espionage, Bridge Of SpiesMatt Charman is attached as lead writer to adapt the real-life story of one of the inspirations for the spy chief in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels. Mammoth is eyeing a multi-part drama series.
Knight began spying for the British government in the 1920s…

UK-based Poldark and Victoria producer Mammoth Screen has acquired rights to Henry Hemming’s upcoming non-fiction book, M: Maxwell Knight, M15’s Greatest Spymaster. Returning to the world of espionage, Bridge Of SpiesMatt Charman is attached as lead writer to adapt the real-life story of one of the inspirations for the spy chief in Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. Mammoth is eyeing a multi-part drama series. Knight began spying for the British government in the 1920s…