Paramount + ‘s latest UK slate has been the title of a dark drama The bridge And Marcella Creator Hans Rosenfeld, with a new unscripted show including a reality series about LA hairdressers and a true crime doc about a notorious cheater collar.
Rosenfeld’s play is being led by a six-strong command The Burning GirlsA six-episode series based on CJ Tudor’s novel about a haunted village by a dark past.
Deadline first reported that Rosenfeld and Buchanan took over the project in March last year, when Paramount + was not involved.
Buchanan Media is producing in collaboration with VIS – Paramount’s international production arm – and Scandinavian supremo Rosenfeld is leading a writing team that includes colleagues. The bridge Alum Camilla Ahlgren writes. The cast still remains to be set.
Also on the slate of Paramount + Drama Ex-wifeA four-episode drama based on the psychological thriller of the same name about a married woman, Celine Buchanan (Shotrial), Whose ideal life is threatened.
Written by Katherine Steidman, the show is produced by Clapperboard Studios in the UK, Night Train Media in Germany and Blackbox Multimedia in Italy. Knight Train is financing the series and has distribution rights worldwide.
Sebastian Cardwell, Deputy Chief Content Officer at Paramount UK, has instructed both to be part of Paramount + ‘s plan to greenlight 50 international scripted series this year.
The Unscripted series is led by a trio LA Hairdresser (Working Title)From which The Late, Late Show with James Corden Fullwell 73, co-produced with Endeavor Content. The eight-episode series follows the personal and professional lives of stylists at two Hollywood establishments. Endeavor retains global sales rights.
Fashion House (work title) The distributor comes from All3Media International and UK trainer Lambent with Night Train. The three-part anthropology series tells the inside story of Gucci, Versace and Barberry.
Distorted: Catching the strip search caller (job title) Wag Entertainment, owned by Asacha Media, came out and told the startling true story of a fraudulent Dakar search that targeted employees of fast food restaurants across the United States, persuading managers to search the strip on young women labeled ‘suspicious’.
Feature Dock Girl, take it From Solisiu Films, in collaboration with Screen Ireland, M-Net and Abacus Media Rights. It follows the story of a nurse named Celeste and Morne, whose two-day-old baby girl was stolen from a Cape Town hospital and found 17 years later living just miles away from their family home.
More commissions from the UK are planned for the spring. British originals like the Kenneth Branagh series have already been revealed Gentleman of MoscowA TV remake of it Sexy Beast And Blue.
Paramount + will launch in the UK this summer, with debuts in South Korea, France, Germany, Austria and Italy.
The Burning Girls In less than 24 hours, Tony Wood’s production house has identified a second drama commission for Buchanan. Yesterday, Deadline broke the news that Indy was making So tall, MarianA drama by Norwegian state broadcaster NRK about Leonard Cohen’s relationship with Marianne Ehlen.