Toby Jones earns Capital at BBC One

Toby Jones will lead the cast in BBC One’s adaptation of John Lanchester’s novel Capital.

BBC One

BBC One

Lesley Sharp, Wunmi Mosaku, and Adeel Akhtar will also star in the 3×60′ drama, written by Peter Bowker and produced by Kudos Film and Television.

The cast also includes Rachael Stirling, Gemma Jones, Robert Emms, Bryan Dick, Radoslaw Kaim, Shabana Azmi, and Zrinka Cvitešić.

The story, set on a single street in south London, tells of a road transformed by soaring property prices: what was once the home of modest lower-middle class families, Pepys Road has been continuously gentrified into a street of multi-million pound houses.

Bowker executive produces with Derek Wax, and Lucy Richer. Matt Strevens is the producer.

Filming has begun in London.

First look: William Hurt in Humans

Here’s William Hurt appearing in the forthcoming drama Humans.

Humans

Humans

He plays Dr George Millican, a widower who has formed a close relationship with his out-of-date synth Odi, who he treats more like a son than a piece of machinery.

The series is set in a parallel present, where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart.

The story follows one strained suburban family as it purchases a refurbished synth, only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences.

Hurt leads a cast that also includes Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell, and Gemma Chan.

The 8×60’ series is made by Kudos Film and Television, in association with Matador Films, which produced the series upon which it is based, Äkta människor (aka Real Humans), for SVT in Sweden.

Humans will air on Channel 4 in the UK and US cable channel AMC in 2015.

ITV Encore heads to Gracepoint

Drama-skewing ITV Encore has picked up the US adaptation of parent channel ITV’s crime drama Broadchurch.

Gracepoint

Gracepoint

Gracepoint, a ten-part series that aired on Fox in the US, expands the original story that follows the fallout from the discovery of a young boy found dead on a beach.

A major police investigation then gets underway in a small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred.

The cast includes Broadchurch star David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Nick Nolte, and Jacki Weaver.

The series was produced by Shine America in association with Kudos Film and Television, and Imaginary Friends.

Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall executive produces with Carolyn Bernstein, Jane Featherstone, Dan Futterman, and Anya Epstein.

Gracepoint is distributed by Endemol Shine International.

Broadchurch back for season three

ITV has ordered a third season of crime drama Broadchurch.

Broadchurch will be back for a third season

Broadchurch will be back for a third season

The second season, which concluded on ITV tonight, was often criticised after the huge success of the first, gripping season that charted the investigation into the death of schoolboy Danny Latimer.

But with both seasons averaging nine million viewers per episode, the broadcaster has had no doubts about making a third season commission.

Titles at the end of the season two finale revealed: Broadchurch will return.

Stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman will also reprise their roles as DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller.

Broadchurch

Broadchurch

The series is written by creator Chris Chibnall, and produced by Kudos Film and Television and Imaginary Friends Productions.

Chibnall also executive produces with Jane Featherstone.

Details of other cast members and filming dates will be confirmed at a later date, though the near two-year gap between seasons one and two means viewers may be counting down until spring 2017 to return to Broadchurch.

Sky Atlantic, Canal+ dig new Tunnel

Sky Atlantic in the UK and France’s Canal+ have confirmed a new season of cross-Channel drama The Tunnel.

The Tunnel 2: Debris (w/t) will reunite British detective Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and his French partner Elise Wasserman (Clémence Poésy) in a new original story.

The Tunnel

The Tunnel

In a departure from the second season of Danish/Swedish drama Bron/Broen, upon which the show is based, The Tunnel 2: Debris sees a passenger plane mysteriously crash into the English Channel, killing everyone on board and bringing together Roebuck and Wasserman to solve the case.

Joining the second season is producer Julian Stevens, while Ben Richards returns as lead writer.

It is produced by Kudos Film and Television and Shine France.

The executive producers are Ben Richards, Manda Levin, Karen Wilson, Nora Melhli, Jo McClellan and Anne Mensah.

Filming will start in the UK and France in March.

BBC America revisits Broadchurch

BBC America will return to Broadchurch when the second season of the drama debuts next month.

Broadchurch

Broadchurch

The series followed a town’s response to the muder of an 11-year-old boy in season one. Now, Broadchurch is still in shock and there are many more secrets still to uncover.

Broadchurch stars Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Charlotte Rampling.

It is written and created by Chris Chibnall, and executive produced by Jane Featherstone for Kudos Film and Television and Chibnall for Imaginary Friends. Richard Stokes is the producer.

Broadchurch will air on BBC America, which coproduces the second season, from March 4.

First look: Humans

Gemma Chan appears as ‘synth’ Anita in the first image from Channel 4 and AMC’s forthcoming drama Humans.

Humans

Humans

The series is set in a parallel universe where the latest must-have gadget is a synth – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart.

The series stars William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell, and Chan.

Based on the Swedish drama Äkta människor (aka Real Humans), which is produced by Matador Films, the adaptation is written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley.

Humans is produced by Kudos Film and Television in association with Matador Films. The executive producers are Jane Featherstone and Derek Wax, with Chris Fry, Henrik Widman and Lars Lundström producing.

Hurt heads cast for Humans

William Hurt is leading the cast of sci-fi drama Humans, which has begun filming.

Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell, and Gemma Chan have also been lined up  for the series, which is produced by Kudos Film and Television for Channel 4 and AMC.

Humans (8×60’) is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart.

In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences.

Based on the Swedish drama Äkta människor (aka Real Humans), which is produced by Matador Films, the adaptation is written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley.

Real Humans (aka Äkta människor)

Real Humans (aka Äkta människor)

The series is produced by Kudos in association with Matador Films. The executive producers are Jane Featherstone and Derek Wax, with Chris Fry, Henrik Widman and Lars Lundström producing.

Humans will air on Channel 4 and AMC in 2015.

Shine International is handling global sales.

End of Utopia

Channel 4 has cancelled its cryptic crime-thriller Utopia after two seasons.

Utopia

Utopia

The news broke on the series’ Twitter feed:

Launched in 2013, Utopia followed a group of strangers that found themselves in possession of the manuscript of a legendary graphic novel, and are then pursued by a shadowy and murderous organisation.

Utopia is written by Dennis Kelly and directed by Marc Munden. It is produced by Bekki Wray-Rogers for Kudos Film and Television.

The executive producers are Karen Wilson, Jane Featherstone, Kelly and Munden.

Gracepoint travels to Canada, Australia

The US adaptation of hit crime drama Broadchurch has been picked up for audiences in Canada and Australia.

Gracepoint

Gracepoint

Global TV and Foxtel have acquired Gracepoint, Fox’s ten-part series that is set to expand on the original series with new storylines adding to the existing narrative.

When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy’s family into further turmoil and upends the lives of the town’s residents.

The cast includes David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Nick Nolte, and Jacki Weaver.

Gracepoint is sold internationally by Shine International.

It is produced by Shine America in association with Kudos Film and Television and Imaginary Friends. The executive producers are Anya Epstein, Dan Futterman, Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, Jane Featherstone, John Goldwyn, and Carolyn Bernstein. Futterman and Epstein are the showrunners.