Netflix greenlights five new UK TV series
This includes a new version of the novel One Day which was previously adapted into a film in 2011.
Netflix has officially ordered five new TV series from the UK.
Its Vice President of UK series Anne Mensah announced the news today Wednesday 1st December saying that they’d begin filming in 2022 all across the country.
Blue Story’s Rapman (aka Andrew Onwubolu) will write and direct a six-part superhero drama titled Supacell. It’ll follow six seemingly normal people from South London, who have nothing in common other than being black, who one day mysteriously develop powers.
A TV adaptation of David Nicholls best-selling romance novel One Day has been commissioned which sees on/off again couple Em and Dexter meet up on the same day every year. A film version starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess was released in 2011 to average reviews.
The End of the F**king World creator Charlie Covell is to write Kaos, an eight-episode show which has been described as a “darkly funny, contemporary spin on Greek myths.”
From Abi Morgan, the writer of Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady, there’s the “tense yet surprising thriller” Eric where famous puppeteer Vincent embarks on the search for his young son through the dark underbelly of 1980s New York aided by the monster under his bed.
Finally there’s coming-of-age comedy The F**k It Bucket which is set to revolve around 17-year-old Mia as she re-enters the “fizzingly chaotic world” of sixth-form after recovering from anorexia. Determined to catch-up on the experiences she’s missed, she decides to create a bucket list.
“To be able to add such a variety of new titles to our slate, knowing there is more to come, is really a testament to the strength and artistic confidence of the British television industry,” said Mensah.
“It’s a very special time to be part of this creative community, to be able to work with such amazingly talented writers, directors and producers, and we are so excited to bring these stories to our members worldwide.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter