ITV Studios announces wide-ranging sales haul as unveils its London Screenings slate

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ITV Studios today announces sales of its world-class drama, non-scripted and format titles, as well its new slate of programmes due to be presented to global buyers at the ITV Studios Festivals, taking place on Wednesday 1st March at ODEON Luxe Leicester Square – part of the third annual London TV Screenings.

DRAMA

Following a major co-production agreement for the US and Canada, the new nail-biting medical thriller from World Productions, Malpractice, directed by BAFTA-nominated Philip Barantini (Boiling Point, The Responder) and written by former NHS doctor Grace Ofori-Attah, will stream on The Roku Channel as one of its prestige Roku Original dramas series for 2023. In Q4 2022, The Roku Channel reached U.S. households with an estimated 100 million people.

Lydia Antonini, Head of Creative Affairs at Roku, said, “We are thrilled to welcome the brilliantly written and flawlessly produced Malpractice to the Roku Originals slate. ITV Studios and World Productions have an unparalleled track record of producing globally accessible shows, and we can’t wait to share this wonderful series with the millions of households reached by The Roku Channel.”

Pumpkin Film in China, Seven Network in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand have also snapped up rights to the eagerly awaited ITVX series, which tells the story of a damaged doctor caught up in a dangerous conspiracy.

Nolly, the three-part drama from BAFTA-winning writer Russell T Davies and produced by Nicola Shindler’s Quay Street Productions and starring the Academy Award-nominated Helena Bonham-Carter will air in the US on Masterpiece on PBS, BBC First in Australia and PCCW in Hong Kong. These sales are in addition to the previously announced Pumpkin Film in China, Now TV in Hong Kong and TVNZ in New Zealand.

Maternal, the six-part medical drama following three female doctors returning to post-pandemic frontline medicine after maternity leave, executive produced by BAFTA winner Patrick Spence (A Spy Among Friends, Litvinenko, Adult Material) and Kat Pugsley (The A Word, Ralph & Katie) for ITVX, has sold to CBC Gem in Canada, Seven in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand.

You & Me, the new contemporary love story produced by Happy Prince, directed by BAFTA-winner Tom Vaughan (Doctor Foster) and executive produced by Russell T. Davies (It’s A Sin, Doctor Who) has been acquired by Stan Australia and the previously announced TVNZ in New Zealand.

Adapted from Kerstin Ekman’s international bestseller and from acclaimed producer Piv Bernth’s Apple Tree Productions, the gripping crime story Blackwater, has been picked by CBC Gem in Canada and will also broadcast on NPO in the Netherlands.

 

NON SCRIPTED

ITV Studios' landmark wildlife series A Year On Planet Earth from Plimsoll Productions co-commissioned by ITV & ITVX, Fox Nation in the US and ARD in Germany and Tencent in China, has also sold to CBC and CBC Gem in Canada, and MediaCorp in Singapore, Warner Bros. Discovery India, Seven in Australia, VMI (Virgin Media One) in Ireland, Viaplay in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Iceland, Poland and Baltics and the and the Nordic public broadcasters NRK, SVT, DR, YLE & RUV have the Free TV Window. Previous deals announced include Now TV in Hong Kong and PTS in Taiwan.

Also from Plimsoll Productions, the story of nature’s greatest mums Mother Nature, has sold to Wowow in Japan, Warner Bros. Discovery in India, KBS in South Korea and MediaCorp in Singapore. Running with the Beest from Atlantic Productions, which documents the Great Wildebeest Migration, has been acquired by NHK in Japan, MediaCorp in Singapore and EBS (Educational Broadcasting System) in South Korea.

Oxford Scientific Films’ feature length documentary Murder in the Pacific has sold to TVNZ in New Zealand, which has also picked up The Murder Of Logan Mwangi from MultiStory Media and Monster Mansion: Evil Behind Bars from Good TV. Monster Mansion: Evil Behind Bars will also broadcast on Network Seven in Australia. 

New three-part series following Alan Carr’s journey to discover more about his favourite childhood author, Alan Carr's Adventures with Agatha Christie from Boom Cymru, has been newly acquired in Japan by AXN Mystery, in addition to previously announced sales in New Zealand (TVNZ), Australia (Seven) and Taiwan (PTS).

 

FORMATS

Momentum for the hit dating format, My Mom Your Dad, continues with the announcement of the second season commission by NINE in Australia and the reveal of New Zealand as the latest country to head into production with Warner Bros. International Television Production producing for ThreeNow and Three. The second chance dating show now has ten local commissions including UK, Sweden and USA. The Voice family continues to reach new milestones with The Voice Kids reaching new territories including Italy and Uruguay. 

Ruth Berry, MD, Global Distribution and Global Entertainment at ITV Studios, said, “It's plain to see with The Roku Channel's exciting new co-production for Malpractice, and the flurry of sales being made across all genres, how the incredible breadth of talent we are working with at ITV Studios is resonating with buyers and viewers alike worldwide. Last year's world-beating slate was a difficult act to follow but I am confident that the new shows we are unveiling across our Drama, Non-Scripted and Formats Festivals will not disappoint.”

2023 SLATE

ITV Studios’ stunning new slate of drama titles includes: the eagerly awaited Fifteen Love (World Productions for Amazon Prime); a five-part limited series based on the graphic novel by Jeff Lemire Essex County (First Generation Films for CBC Canada), new character-led murder mystery North Shore (Beach Road Pictures for Paramount+); three-part relationship drama starring Suranne Jones Maryland (Monumental Television for ITVX); Cary Grant biopic Archie (Etta Pictures for ITVX) and comedic-drama Significant Other (Quay Street Productions for ITVX). 

New non-scripted titles on the slate include a two-part series marking the 30th anniversary of the controversial Waco Siege, telling the story of Koresh’s Branch Davidian cult Waco: Untold Stories (MultiStory Media for ITV); a three-part series on the fatal bombing of Greenpeace’s flagship Rainbow Warrior Murder in the Pacific (OSF for BBC Two); a behind the scenes look at renovations of Claridges hotel The Mayfair Hotel Megabuild (The Garden for BBC Two) and the extraordinary perspectives and the hidden truths behind some of 2022’s biggest news stories initiated by both nature and human beings,

The Year From Space (Atlantic Productions for Channel 4).

Among ITV Studios’ brand new formats are MultiStory Media and ITV America’s new music competition Project Icon with Jason Derulo for BBC Three and MultiStory Media’s ground-breaking endurance experiment Scared of the Dark for Channel 4, along with Twofour’s brand-new dating show, hosted by singer, TV star and LGBTQ+ ally Danni Minogue, I Kissed A Boy.

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