News roundup: Acorn TV and C5 extend ‘Dalgliesh’; ‘Rivers Of London’ in development
Acorn TV & C5 expands Dalgliesh
AMC Networks’ Acorn TV and Paramount’s UK network Channel 5 have ordered a two-season renewal for a crime drama Dalgliesh.
The show originates from All3Media’s New Pictures, with Acorn Media Enterprises serving as distributor for both seasons in North America, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Chile and Mexico.
All3Media International serves as a distributor for the rest of the world.
The 6 x 60 minute second season will adapt three additional novels of PD James’ best-selling murder mysteries, each being told over two one-hour episodes. Bertie Carvel will reprise the role of the enigmatic detective, Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh.
London rivers in development
Ben Aaronovitch’s urban fantasy series Rivers of London is set to be adapted for television after the author and screenwriter have signed a deal with new production from Tom Winchester, Pure Fiction Television and See-Saw Films.
Young Pure Fiction Television prodco Tom Winchester is teaming up with See-Saw Films to adapt Ben Aaronovitch’s novel series Rivers of London.
Pure Fiction will work with See-Saw and Aaronovitch’s Unnecessary Logo to adapt the nine books that make up the series.
Winchester left Heyday Television earlier this month to launch Pure Fiction, having worked on shows such as Netflix’s Clickbait and BBC drama The Capture.