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This Country Christmas Special

7 April, 2020

The Cotswolds-based sitcom bowed out last month with its third series, which the BBC said would be its last. But now Daisy May Cooper- who co-writes and co-stars in the show with her brother Charlie - has given unexpected hope to fans.

Last week, BBC Three hailed This Country as one of its biggest comedies after revealing that episodes have been requested more than 52 million times on iPlayer.

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Film in Production

Mulan

Prod Comp:
  Walt Disney Studios
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Post Production

In this live-action remake of the 1998 Disney animated film, a young woman disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.

Jurassic World: Dominion

Prod Comp:
  Universal Pictures
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Production

A sequel to the 2018 film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Picking up on the ending when dinosaurs escaped captivity and into the rest of the world.

Legally Blonde 3

Prod Comp:
  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Pre Production

Reese Witherspoon is set to reprise her iconic role of Elle Woods in the hit film's third instalment.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Prod Comp:
  Sony Pictures
Date:
  TBC
Status:
  Post Production

A single mother moves to a new town with her two children in tow. They begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and a secret legacy left behind by their grandfather.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Prod Comp:
  Universal Pictures
Date:
  2019
Status:
  Post Production

Telling the story of a 12 year olds dream to become the worlds greatest supervillain. In this sequel to the 2015 smash hit, Gru returns with his loyal followers, the Minions.

Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words

Prod Comp:
  Footwork Films
Date:
  2019
Status:
  Post Production

Groundbreaking reimagining of the best-known love story of all time. Set to a unique recording of a Sergei Prokofiev score and directed by Michael Nunn

Recent TV Commissions

Catherine The Great

Title:
  Catherine The Great
Channel:
  Channel 4
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  TBC
Description:
  The anti-historical show stars Maleficent's Elle Fanning as the controversial Russian Empress
Duration:
  10x30mins
Status:
  Post production

Frank of Ireland

Title:
  Frank of Ireland
Channel:
  Channel 4
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  Merman
Description:
  Misanthropic, narcissistic and fantasist who believes the world owes him something.
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Who is Asking?

Title:
  Who is Asking?
Channel:
  TBC
Genre:
  Game Show
Prod Comp:
  TBC
Description:
  Richard Ayoade is piloting a new comedy game show in which the players write the questions.
Duration:
  8x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Love Spreads

Title:
  Love Spreads
Channel:
  Film
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  Love Spreads Film Company
Description:
  Nick Helm is to star in his first feature film, alongside Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat.
Duration:
  1x90mins
Status:
  Post production

Spitting Image

Title:
  Spitting Image
Channel:
  Britbox
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  Avalon
Description:
  Britbox has ordered two series of the satirical show, with original creator Roger Law.
Duration:
  6x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

The Kids In The Hall

Title:
  The Kids In The Hall
Channel:
  Amazon Prime
Genre:
  Comedy
Prod Comp:
  Amazon Studios
Description:
  Cult Canadian sketch troupe are reuniting for a new eight-part series on Amazon Prime
Duration:
  8x30mins
Status:
  Pre Production

Events

RTS Freelancers Fair

Southampton

Date:
  26th March

Freelancers are invited to attend our annual informal get together for the Southern region. Make new connections over a glass of wine!

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/2v3qDh7

Turn On, Tune In

Covent Garden

Date:
  12th Match

Join Sex Education's Exec Producer, Jamie Campbell, for our latest free member event at a great Central London location.

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/toti-mar-2020

BAFTA Guru Live

Cardiff

Date:
  21st March

Want to get ahead in film or TV? Get inspired at Guru Live - a jam packed festival with industry masterclasses, panels and Q&As just for you!

Contact:
  www.bit.ly/2ubMC4Q