Sun doesn’t set on Channel 4’s Indian Summer

It’s only three episodes into its first season.

But Channel 4 has moved quickly to tie up a second season of period drama Indian Summers.

Indian Summers

Indian Summers

The new ten-part season, due to air in 2016, will be set in Simla during the summer of 1935, three years after the current season.

Indian Summers was created and written by Paul Rutman, and is produced by New Pictures. Charlie Pattinson and Rebecca Eaton executive produce. Indira Varma is the co-executive producer.

It is coproduced with Masterpiece on PBS, which airs the series in the US, and is distributed worldwide by All3M International.

First image: London Spy

Here’s the first image on Ben Whishaw starring in BBC Two/BBC America coproduction London Spy.

London Spy

London Spy

The five-part miniseries, written by Tom Rob Smith, is the story of a chance romance between two people from different worlds – one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess.

Alongside Whishaw, the cast includes Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, and Edward Holcroft.

It is produced by Working Title Television.

London Spy will debut in 2015.

Canal+ sets date for Spotless

France’s Canal+ has set the launch date for its latest original drama.

Spotless, which debuts on March 16, tells the story of Jean, whose quiet life is shattered by the sudden arrival of his brother Martin, who leads them into the world of organised crime.

Against the backdrop of Jean’s company specialising in cleaning crime scenes, they must fight to regain control of their lives and their business amid gangsters, corruption and drugs.

Spotless

Spotless

The cast includes Marc-André Grondin, Denis Ménochet, Miranda Raison, and Brendan Coyle.

The 10×52′ first season is produced by Tandem Productions in association with Rosetta Media.

Suzanne Berger, Jonas Bauer, Rola Bauer and co-creator Ed McCardie executive produce. Fellow co-creator Corinne Marrinan is the co-executive producer.

The first episode will also be available for free online at canalplus.fr

CBC translates Nouvelle Adresse

Canada’s CBC has ordered an adaptation of Quebec drama Nouvelle Adresse.

Nouvelle Adresse

Nouvelle Adresse

New Address tells the story of a single mother who discovers she’s dying of cancer, and decides she must prepare her children for the future while trying to live in the present.

Produced by Sphère Média Plus, the ten-part series will begin production in Montreal this summer.

It is due to air this autumn.Nouvelle Adresse has aired two seasons on French language network ICI Radio-Canada Télé.

Foxtel’s FX adds Kingdom

Mixed martial arts (MMA) drama Kingdom is heading down under.

Kingdom

Kingdom

Foxtel has picked up the series for its FX network, with its launch scheduled for April 7.

Against the backdrop of the sport, Kingdom follows the owner of a MMA gym and the characters who train there.

Created and executive produced by Byron Balasco, the cast includes Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, Nick Jonas, and Joanna Going.

It is commissioned by DirecTV in the US for its Audience Network.

Foxtel locks up more Wentworth

Australian prison drama Wentworth will return for a fourth season.

Wentworth

Wentworth

Foxtel has announced that the FremantleMedia Australia production will begin filming a new 12-part run in the second half of this year.

It is likely to air in Spring 2016.

Season three finished production in August last year and will premiere on Foxtel’s SoHo channel on April 7.

The series is distributed by FremantleMedia International.

TV4 investigates Modus

Sweden’s TV4 is filming an adaptation of Anne Holt novel Fear Not (aka Frukta).

The eight-part series, called Modus, tells the story of forensic psychologist Inger Johanne Vik (Melinda Kinnaman), whose daughter witnesses a murder and is drawn into the investigation of a series of brutal murders.

Modus

Modus

It is written by Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe and marks the first time the Danish pair have written a series in Swedish, and the first adaptation they have scripted.

Modus is produced by Miso Film and is due to air this autumn.

It will also air on TV2 in Denmark, TV2 in Norway, Iceland’s RUV and ZDF in Germany.

It is distributed by FremantleMedia International.