Sky Atlantic has partnered with US network NBC and Fortitude producer Fifty Fathoms on a big-budget plague drama from the writer of The Imitation Game and the director of World War Z.
The creators of Porridge and The Likely Lads have written a single-camera sitcom about a fictional king as part of a trio of Gold commissions.
UKTV is set to re-brand pay-TV channel Watch to appeal to a more female-skewing audience.
Twenty Twenty has notched up a super-sized order of dating format First Dates for Channel 4.
CBBC has ordered a further two series of True North’s Junior Vets and expanded the factual format across the UK.
Liberty Bell is to produce an entertainment format for Dave in which ordinary people will risk their own money by investing in innovative ideas.
ITV has ordered a series about the birth of animals from Shiver and recommissioned several existing formats from ITV Studios’ factual arm.
Sir Michael Gambon is to take on the role of Winston Churchill for an ITV drama based on his second tenure as prime minister.
ITV has ordered an extended second series of Hungry Bear Media game show 1,000 Heartbeats.
Ballykissangel writer Barry Devlin has penned a pre-watershed drama set in Northern Ireland during World War Two for BBC1.
Firecracker Films is to follow Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s attempts to launch a lingerie brand in China for BBC2 in one of three orders picked up by the factual producer.
RTÉ head of drama Jane Gogan has ordered a drama series about the 1916 Easter Uprising from Zodiak Media-owned indie Touchpaper Television.
5Productions has picked up its first order from MTV in a fresh slate from the broadcaster which includes Remedy’s first factual entertainment show.
ITV has taken a major step into the post-Downton era by ordering three high-end dramas that it hopes will ease the departure of the country house smash.
Lime Pictures is to delve into the world of clairvoyants for Channel 4 and Nan is to return for a two-part series on BBC1. Click for the rest of today’s news round-up.
BBC1 will help long lost relatives win a reunion in an exotic location in a fresh Saturday night National Lottery entertainment format.
Freddie Flintoff is to front a BBC2 series that will put super-fit men and women through a series of military-inspired recruitment tests.
Hat Trick’s Paul Cohen lands Pact role, while Keith Lemon’s Kardashians are set to return