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Tuesday’s Child acquires majority stake in UK indie Interstellar, targets growth

Entertainment, comedy and popular factual specialist Tuesday’s Child has acquired a controlling stake in London-based indie Interstellar.

David Williams

Interstellar was founded in 2020 by managing director David Williams and creative director Jamie Ormerod and has produced a string of shows including Singletown for ITV2, Question Team for UKTV-owned Dave and Show Me The Honey! for kids’ pubcaster CBBC.

As well as entertainment, reality and popular factual formats expertise, the team also specialises in multi-platform and social media-first content for brands such as Channel 4, Instagram and Lucozade. Already in the pipeline for 2023 are a multi-platform relationship series and an animated comedy format in advanced development for as-yet unnamed broadcasters.

The deal will see Williams and Ormerod continue to helm the company from its base in London, with Tuesday’s Child founder and CEO Karen Smith working with the Question Team producer to accelerate its growth and development both domestically and internationally.

Tuesday’s Child will support Interstellar’s slate of comedy, reality and entertainment shows in the UK and internationally, and will provide access to its own production bases in London, Glasgow and Cardiff.

Jamie Ormerod

Smith said: “Under David and Jamie’s leadership, Interstellar has had remarkable success in just three short years. We share a vision for high-quality, high-energy content and I look forward to welcoming them to the Tuesday’s Child family and achieving even greater success in the coming years.”

Williams and Ormerod said in a statement: “We’ve long admired everything that Karen and her team at Tuesday’s Child have achieved. Having worked with Karen on a number of projects over the years, we know it will be a great fit and the start of an exciting next chapter for Interstellar.

“With a growing slate of original formats, now is the perfect time for us to propel the company forward and Karen’s passion and expertise will be invaluable in helping us do just that.”

Interstellar will continue to benefit from the support and expertise of Greenbird, the incubator and accelerator business that currently provides services to both parties.

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