Banijay recently announced some of the projects it has prepared to launch during the first quarters of this year. The titles will be available for adaptation or acquisition by international broadcasters. “It’s wonderful to start the year knowing we have such a spectacular line-up of brand new formats making their international debuts,” James Townley, Global Head of Content Development at Banijay, said. “With a mixture of entertainment, fun and jeopardy at their heart, we hope to putting smiles on everyone’s face. Continuing their popularity with viewers around the world, we look forward to pitching this new generation of formats to buyers across the globe.”
Some of the premium entertainment, quiz and dating titles developed by Banijay’s Creative Networks include “Starstruck,” “Limitless Win,” “The Language of Love and Pride and Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance.” The company’s scripted slate includes “Peaky Blinders,” “SAS: Rogue Heroes,” “Screw, Chloe, Riches,” “The Good Karma,” “Hospital” and “Grantchester.” Other scripted projects include “The Bride,” “The Rig,” “Mercury” for Amazon and “TOdo Por Lucy,” a remake of the classic, “I Love Lucy.”
Others include “Starstruck” from UK label Remarkable Television for ITV, “The Language of Love,” “Pride and Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance,” from Endemol Shine North America and Banijay UK label Shine TV, a new series for Peacock, and “Peaky Blinders,” set to return for its sixth and final series this year. Produced by Kudos, a Banijay UK company, and Nebulastar for BBC One, "SAS: Rogue Heroes" is has already caught the attention of various global broadcasters and has been acquired by premium US network EPIX. Meanwhile, Banijay Rights is representing prison drama “Screw”, produced by STV Studios for Channel 4.
Other new scripted titles include Riches, a high-stakes family drama created and written by Abby Ajayi and produced by Greenacre Films for ITV and Amazon Studios,Tiger Aspect Productions hit drama “The Good Karma Hospital,” returning for a fourth season for ITV and Acorn TV, and “Grantchester,” among others. “There is always an appetite for exceptional scripted programming and we are incredibly excited to once again be offering the market the very best content out there,” Cathy Payne, CEO of Banijay Rights, says. “These highly-anticipated series are produced by award-winning production companies, with visionary talent, both on and off-screen, ensuring these amazing dramas are rich in action and distinction.”
There is always an appetite for exceptional scripted programming and we are incredibly excited to once again be offering the market the very best content out there. These highly-anticipated series are produced by award-winning production companies, with visionary talent, both on and off-screen, ensuring these amazing dramas are rich in action and distinction.” Cathy Payne CEO, Banijay Rights