BBC Studios and ITV’s streaming service BritBox is doubling its creative and investment output with new co-productions and originals, including a new deal with All3Media International for the co-production of “The Confessions of Frannie Langton” in North America, Australia, and South Africa. Also announced was the acquisition of another BritBox Original, “The Thief, His Wife, and The Canoe”.
“We are delighted that BritBox is our US partner on ‘The Confessions of Frannie Langton’ – the story of Frannie’s journey from Jamaican plantation to the grand world of Mayfair has many contemporary resonances - and charms and surprises. BritBox’s expansion around the world will see both ‘The Confessions of Frannie Langton’ and ‘The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe’ find audiences appreciative of quality drama,” said Caroline Stephenson, SVP EMEA at All3Media International.
Set against the opulence of Georgian London, “The Confessions of Frannie Langton” narrates Frannie’s journey from a Jamaican plantation to the grand Mayfair mansion of celebrated scientist George Benham and his exquisitely beautiful wife, Madame Marguerite Benham. The show is produced by Drama Republic for ITV, UK in association with All3Media International, and co-produced with BritBox for North America, Australia, and South Africa.
In “The Thief, His Wife, and The Canoe,” suffocated by debts, prison officer John Darwin pretended to drown in a canoe accident so his wife could make fraudulent claims on their insurance. This show is produced by Story Films for ITV, UK in association with All3Media International.