ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) will today unveil a raft of brand new dramas at its 2018 Drama Festival. ITVS GE’s spring slate is headlined by the highly anticipated Vanity Fair, written by Golden Globe nominee Gwyneth Hughes and, following a deal with Sister Pictures, contemporary series Cleaning Up, starring Bafta award winner Sheridan Smith.
During Wednesday’s inaugural ITVS GE Drama Festival, the distributor will also introduce buyers to Movistar’s Cesc Gay drama Felix, Mainstreet Pictures’s Age Before Beauty, written by Poldark scribeDebbie Horsfield, CBC original series Little Dog, produced by Cameron Pictures and Elemental Pictures, and Mopar Media Group produced Rig 45, an MTG Studios original series.
The new dramas join ITVS GE’s burgeoning slate of high-end scripted productions such as Scandi drama Greyzone, the critically acclaimed Trauma which concluded on ITV last week and the forthcoming The City and The City for BBC2. Plus, returning hits Bancroft, Victoria, Endeavour, Murdoch Mysteries, Shetland, Vera, Good Witch, Aber Bergen, Jordskott, Poldark and Harlots
Ruth Berry, Managing Director, ITVS GE said: “Welcoming over 200 buyers to our first Drama Festival demonstrates our confidence in our rapidly expanding portfolio. This year our slate covers a broad breadth of contemporary and period drama and a mix of established and emerging writing talent, as well as showcasing an enviable cast of onscreen talent. We hope that these first rate series excite buyers as much as they have us and we look forward to starting conversations ahead of MIPTV in April.”