All3Media International confirmed BBC Studios' plans to produce two of its popular scripted dramas, "Shameless" and "Strangers," for the Indian audience."We are excited to partner with All3Media to bring the popular Shameless and Strangers to Indian audiences," Sameer Gogate, General Manager, BBC Studios India Production, said. "They are two brilliant dramas, very different in tone but both equally suited to the local market who enjoy clever, captivating storylines. With viewers’ preferences evolving and their desire for compelling content growing, we are confident that these unique shows will be a hit with Indian audiences.”
BBC Studios India Production has agreed to produce All3Media’s comedy drama "Shameless," created originally by Paul Abbot and Company Pictures for Channel 4, while the Two Brothers Pictures crime drama "Strangers," also known as "White Dragon" originally created for ITV in the UK and written by Mark Denton, Jonny Stockwood, Marston Bloom, Harry & Jack Williams.
As part of the agreement, BBC Studios India Production will adapt and develop the two titles for the Indian market and source a commission for the two dramas in India. The collaboration allows both entities to scale greater heights and reach wider audiences in India through the adaptation of these premium British formats for the local market.
Other titles produced by BBC Studios Production India include "Criminal Justice," "Out of Love, Rudra: The Edge of Darkness," "Dead Pixels," among others. "We are thrilled to announce our partnership with BBC Studios which will further establish our footprint in India," Sabrina Duguet, Executive Vice President for APAC, All3Media International, said. "BBC Studios India Production shares our production values and our love for top quality drama and we know they will adapt these two dramas brilliantly for the Indian market."
"Shameless" is a dark comedy drama about the unconventional yet big Gallagher family. The show is a blend of escapades, triumphs, and love interwoven, while also inciporating criminality in a dilapidated housing estate. The show revolves around an unemployed and perpetually drunken father who is consistently expanding his lineage amidst the challenges of adolescence and the intoxicating allure of first love.
"Strangers" is a crime drama revolves around a man, Professor Jonah Mulray, whose wife tragically dies in a car accident. The incident occurred in Hong Kong, where she frequently visited and stayed for work. It upends the entire world of the protagonist as he decides to visit the city, where he stumbles upon a startling revelation about his wife, plunging him into a labyrinth of conspiracy.
"Our business has been going from strength to strength, with seven scripted formats already commissioned in India," Duguet continues. "We are very proud to see the tense, closed series thriller Strangers (aka White Dragon) become the third title from Two Brothers Pictures to be adapted in the region following the success of Marzi (Liar) and Mithya (Cheat). Additionally Company Pictures’ Shameless arrives in India having attained legendary status for its long award -winning run in the UK and via it’s acclaimed adaption in the USA – we are sure that India’s own Gallagher family antics will enthrall local audiences.”
With viewers’ preferences evolving and their desire for compelling content growing, we are confident that these unique shows will be a hit with Indian audiences.” Sameer Gogate General Manager, BBC Studios India Production