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Whoopi Goldberg cast in Amazon Studios’ Anansi Boys

Amazon Studios has announced that Academy Award- and Emmy-winner Whoopi Goldberg has been cast as Bird Woman in the series adaptation of Anansi Boys, based on Neil Gaiman’s internationally beloved novel. The six-episode series stars Malachi Kirby in the leading roles of brothers Fat Charlie and Spider. Anansi Boys is set throughout contemporary London and […]

April 7, 2022

Prime Video exclusive Shepperton Studios deal

Prime Video has announced a multimillion-pound long-term contract with Shepperton Studios for exclusive use of new production facilities at the Surrey studios for future original TV series and movie productions. The new facilities will comprise nine sound stages, workshops and office accommodation, totalling approximately 450,000 square feet, and forming part of the wider redevelopment and […]

February 9, 2022

Good Omens 2 calls Jon Hamm back to Heavenly role

Amazon Studios has confirmed that Jon Hamm (Top Gun: Maverick) will be returning as the Archangel Gabriel in the Prime Video series Good Omens 2, currently in production in Scotland. Gabriel will be aided and abetted by the Angels Michael, played by returning cast member Doon Mackichan (Toast, Smack the Pony), and Uriel, played by the […]

December 16, 2021

Amazon Original Series Good Omens 2 begins production in Scotland

Production has begun in Scotland on the second season of the Amazon Original series Good Omens, starring award-winning actors Michael Sheen (Quiz, Staged)and David Tennant (Des, Staged), who return in the leading roles of the angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley.  Supporting Sheen and Tennant are many of the key cast from the first season, who return for Season […]

November 2, 2021

Prime Video reasserts commitment to UK productions

Amazon Studios Head of European Originals, Georgia Brown, and Head of UK Originals, Dan Grabiner, took part in an address on September 14th during which they recommitted Prime Video’s long-term ambitions for making original television in the UK. As part of a Q&A, hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan (due to star in Amazon Original Series Backstage […]

September 14, 2021

Amazon orders more Good Omens

Amazon Studios and BBC Studios have given the greenlight for a second season of Good Omens. Michael Sheen and David Tennant are confirmed to reprise their starring roles as the angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley, an unlikely duo that teamed up to save the world from the apocalypse. The second season of the six-part  fantasy […]

June 29, 2021By Nik Roseveare

BBC plans commercial income boost

The BBC has set out its ambition to ‘build commercial income’ – one of four top priorities set out by Tim Davie in his first week as Director-General, and now underway to modernise the BBC and offer better value to every licence fee payer. As well as an ambition to build commercial income, these priorities […]

March 11, 2021By Colin Mann