ITV’s has ordered a five-part drama, The Walk-In, a real story of how a Neo-Nazi plan to kill an MP was foiled by an inside man. Stephen Graham (This is England, Time, The Virtues) will star within the ITV Studios sequence from author Jeff Pope as activist Matthew Collins, a reformed Neo-Nazi, now working as a bona fide journalist for the anti-racist organisation Hope Not Hate. Bafta-award successful director Paul Andrew Williams directs the sequence, reuniting him with Pope — the pair has labored collectively beforehand on A Confession and Isolation Stories. They are each govt producers alongside Graham and one other common collaborator, Tom Dunbar. Jo Johnson (Unsaid Stories, Ackley Bridge) is producing. Filming for The Walk-In tookin London and surrounding areas and the drama will air on ITV on Monday October 3 for 5 consecutive weeks. ITV Studios has International distribution. Here’s a first-look trailer.
Constantin Sets Cast For RTL+ Drama Series/Film ‘Hagen’
Germany’s Constantin Film has set forged for upcoming RTL+ fantasy epic Hagen, which is about to turn out to be each a cinema movie and a six-part sequence for the streamer. The present, from directing duo Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennart, is a reinterpretation of Nibelungenlied and can star Gijs Naber because the titlular Hagen von Tronje; Jannis Niewöhner as antagonist Siegfried, Lilja van der Zwaag as Kriemhild and Dominic Marcus Singer as Gunter. Rosalinde Mynster, Jördis Triebel and Jörg Hartmann have
additionally landed roles. The plot follows weapons grasp Hagen as he retains a crisis-ridden kingdom collectively, whereas hiding his secret love for the king’s daughter Kriemhild and his personal unpredictability. He is compelled to determined between love and loyalty after the inexperienced king asks dragonslayer Siegfried von Xanten to assist him safe the hand of the damaging Valkyrie Brunhild in marriage. Lead Naber has received the Netherlands’ Golden Calf for finest actor twice and just lately starred reverse Léa Seydoux in The Story of My Wife, which is from Oscar-nominated director Ildikó Enyedi and featured in competitors on the Cannes Film Festival in 2021. Constantin is making Hagen in-house for world cinema and TV exploitation, with RTL Deutschland taking streaming and free TV rights for the movie and the sequence in Germany. Doron Wisotzky additionally wrote the screenplay.
Magnify Media Sweeps Up ‘Master Cleaners’ Format Deals
A raft of European territories have picked up Danish cleansing format Master Cleaners from distributor Magnify Media, whereas Hostile Planet producer Plimsoll Productions is remaking within the UK and U.S. Format rights are below negotiation in Australia and have been acquired by The Oslo Company (Norway), ITV Studios (France), Bildergarten Entertainment (Germany), HEUS (Holland), Lotus Production and Mediawan Finland (Finland). The present pits obsessive cleaners towards perfectionists in a multi-round competitors. Each contestant is challenged with a slew of peculiar, soiled duties and one is topped Master Cleaner. The present was offered by Magnify Media, which picked it up after MipTV, and Magnify proprietor Plimsoll has taken UK and U.S. format rights. “Master Cleaners
ZDF’s ‘Unbroken’ Cracks Streaming And TV Deals
German suspense thriller drama sequence Unbroken is promoting internationally. Turkcell in Turkey and Poland’s OTT platform CDA Polska have taken native streaming rights, whereas SBS (Australia), Brazil’s Globo TV, Polar+ (France), three Baltic channels (LTV, LRT and EER) and GSN within the UK and U.S., the place it would characteristic on Walter Presents, have taken broadcast rights. Spafax, the journey media community, has licensed it for Germany, Qatar and Oman and French manufacturing firm Newen has secured the format rights. The ZDFneo unique, produced by ZDF Studios-affiliate Network Movie, acquired 700,000 views per episode on German streamer ZDFmediathek throughout its launch month and rated nicely on ZDFneo Starring Aylin Tezel, it follows a police detective on a tireless search to seek out her new child child after she is kidnapped whereas pregnant. Sebastian Krekeler, Director Drama, ZDF Studios mentioned: “Unbroken has been certainly one of our most profitable scripted titles over the past 12 months. A rankings hit, it has been honoured with prestigious nominations and an award so it’s no shock that this drama has discovered a house in 4 continents.”
BBC Signs Talent Commissioning Boss
The BBC has signed a Director of Talent,Commissioning from A League of Their Own producer CPL Productions. In the newly-created function, Dawn Beresford will develop and lead plans that drive the technique for commissioning roles on the BBC, working carefully with the senior artistic staff, together with indie relations, resourcing and inventive variety. She joins from CPL and Arrow International Media, the place she equally oversaw expertise growth. BBC Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore mentioned Beresford “brings a wealth of information and experience and can assist us proceed to seek out and nurture the very best commissioning groups on the BBC.”