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Vanity Fair tops ITVSGE drama slate

Mammoth Screen’s adaptation of Vanity Fair

Period drama Vanity Fair and Cleaning Up, starring Sheridan Smith, lead UK distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE)’s spring drama slate.

Produced by UK prodco Mammoth Screen, Vanity Fair (7×60) is an adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s classic novel about a young woman’s attempt to escape poverty and climb the social ladder.

It is produced by Julia Stannard (War & Peace) and exec produced by Mammoth Screen MD Damien Timmer, alongside Gwyneth Hughes, James Strong and Tom Mullens.

Cleaning Up (6×60’) follows a hard-up office cleaner (Smith) who realises she has access to stock market information that could solve her financial problems by taking her into the dangerous world of insider trading. It is produced by Jane Featherstone’s Sister Pictures with Featherstone and Chris Fry exec producing.

Also new to ITVSGE’s slate, which will be showcased at the company’s inaugural Drama Festival today, are Spanish drama Felix, from pay TV operator Movistar+, and family drama Age Before Beauty (6×60’), from UK prodco Mainstreet Pictures.

CBC original boxing drama Little Dog (7×30’), produced by Canuck firm Cameron Pictures and Ireland’s Elemental Pictures, and thriller Rig 45 (6×60’), produced by Mopar Media Group for Nordic streamer Viaplay, are also in ITVSGE’s line-up.

The new dramas will be joined by a raft of other scripted productions including Danish, Swedish and German Scandi series Greyzone (10×60′), Tall Story Pictures’ psychological thriller Trauma (3×60′) and forthcoming BBC2 drama The City & The City.

Returning series include Bancroft, Victoria, Endeavour, Poldark and Harlots. Ruth Berry, MD of ITVSGE, said the slate “covers a broad breadth of contemporary and period drama and a mix of established and emerging writing talent.”









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