Thursday, May 4, 2017

BBC Drama Unveils Netflix, PBS Co-Pros, 'War of the Worlds' Adaptation

BBC Drama Unveils Netflix, PBS Co-Pros, 'War of the Worlds' Adaptation | Hollywood Reporter: "New series from Stephen Frears, plus the producers of 'Happy Valley, 'Ex Machina' and 'Wolf Hall' were unveiled in a major presentation by the BBC's incoming drama chief.
The BBC's new drama controller Piers Wenger has unveiled 47 hours of new TV in his first major slate of of commissions since joining the broadcaster in 2016. 

At an event held in London on Thursday evening and co-hosted by BBC director-general Tony Hall, Wenger also announced his vision in what is believed to be one of the top jobs in U.K. TV, saying that it was important for the drama team to "deliver the unexpected" and that he wanted a "strong streak of Britishness" to run through the center of everything it does."

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