Re: sf/f TV development news - 2013
Looks like Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
has found co-pro partners and is going in to production this summer as a 7 part mini-series. Funding between BBC, BBC America, Screen Yorkshire and Space, with filming taking part in Canada and Yorkshire.
JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL is going into pre-production this month with a world class production team and international co-producers in place, brokered by FAR MOOR MEDIA. The carefully constructed team now in place are: ENDEMOL WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION, BBC AMERICA, Bell Media's SPACE and SCREEN YORKSHIRE, along with production companies CUBA PICTURES, FEEL FILMS,Quebec'sCITÉ AMÉRIQUE and co-production specialist FAR MOOR. The seven part series for BBC ONE is based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke, set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return.
In the growing international industry of high end scripted drama, FAR MOOR have secured the major international co-production team to enable JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL to have the best possible financial grounding for a production worldwide.
Peter Harness (Wallander starring Kenneth Brannagh; Is Anybody There? starring Michael Caine and David Morrissey) is adapting all seven episodes of JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL.
Nick Marston CEO of Cuba Pictures says: "The production has now developed into a seven part series and we are delighted that scriptwriter Peter Harness is well on the way to completing all seven hours. He has just delivered episode five and, with Toby Haynes on board to direct, we are in an excellent position to begin pre-production later this month, with production due to start filming in late summer."
One more anal-probing gyro-pyro levitating ecoplasm alien anti-matter story and I'm going to take out my gun and shoot somebody.