‘Spitting Picture’ U.S. Election Specials; ITV ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ Sequence – Deadline
“Spitting Image” films US election special
Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s battle for the White House is captured in two Spitting Image specials appearing on BritBox and, for the first time, on ITV. The two bonus voting episodes will premier on October 31st on BritBox, while one of the episodes will also air on ITV. Kevin Lygo, BritBox Originals Creative Director and ITV TV Director, added, “This is a great opportunity to celebrate Spitting Image’s noisy return after 18 years and to give ITV viewers a taste of the entire series that is is available on BritBox. ”BritBox has already commissioned a second season of the satirical puppet show for which there is currently no broadcast network in America.
‘Spitting Image’ renewed for a second season of BritBox
ITV orders ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ series
ITV will continue its successful series Des and White House Farm with another fact drama from All3Media producer New Pictures. The company will produce The Yorkshire Ripper (working title), which tells the story of the hunt for British serial killer Peter Sutcliffe between October 1975 and January 1981. The six-part series was written by Killing Eve and criminal George Kay and is based on Michael Bilton’s book Wicked Beyond Belief: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper. New Pictures co-founder and CEO Willow Grylls will serve as executive producer while Paul Whittington is director. Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke, Kay, Whittington and Bilton are also executive producers. Kay said, “In a story full of breathtaking statistics, one thing always struck me: Peter Sutcliffe made 23 children motherless. That very fact in itself requires that any definitive drama on this case encompass far more than the story of a police investigation. We will therefore not only focus on the police, but also on the victims, their families, those who have been attacked but not believed, those whose lives have been permanently changed. This is not the story of a Yorkshire ripper, but the story of how Yorkshire was torn apart. “
Fremantle sponsors Seb Shorr
Fremantle has named Sebb Shorr as Director of Legal and Business, International Co-Production, EPP for Commercial and Business Screenplay. He will assist Fremantle’s drama labels in negotiating development, development and production agreements. Shorr will work closely with Fremantle’s newly promoted global drama chief Christian Vesper.