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Paramount+ U.K. and Ireland Commissions ‘The Ex-Wife’ Season 2

Paramount+ U.K. & Ireland have recommissioned psychological thriller series The Ex-Wife for a season two. Katie McGrath has joined the cast in the  role of Jen, while Celine Buckens and Tom Mison reprise their roles of Tasha and Jack. Jordan Stephens returns to play Sam.

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'This Time Next Year': Watch trailer; UK release date set

'This Time Next Year', produced by BlackBox Multimedia, will be released in the UK & Ireland on June 3d on digital platforms. Watch the trailer here!

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BlackBox developing holiday-of-a-lifetime thriller 'Bad Tourists' for TV

BlackBox has landed its latest development, a TV version of Caro Carver‘s upcoming psychological thriller Bad Tourists. The novel will be released in July this year but BlackBox has already got its hands on the option, with further details incoming on writers and casting.

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Killing the mood: Drama Quarterly speaks to Giuliano about making 'The Serial Killer's Wife'

Giuliano Papadia and Clapperboard’s Andy Morgan reveal how a key scene in which the protagonist watches on while her husband is arrested for murder sets up the world of Paramount+ thriller The Serial Killer’s Wife.

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Paradise Lost: Drama Quarterly on the making of 'The Castaways'

Drama Quarterly heads to the beach to speak to the cast and crew of Paramount+ series The Castaways filming this mystery thriller based on Lucy Clarke’s novel, in which two sisters are separated after an apparent plane crash.

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'Home Education' becomes highest grossing debut horror in Italian history

'Home Eduation - Le Regole del Male' has become the highest grossing horror film by a debut director in the history of Italian cinema, also charting in the top 10 highest grossing Italian-produced horror films of the last thirty years.

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Señal News interview with Chiara Cardoso

With the end of 2023 in sight, our Head of Development Chiara Cardoso spoke to Senal News, reflecting on this extraordinary year for the BlackBox team, producing two Paramount+ series and some exciting film projects in the pipeline.

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Veteran rom-com editor Nick Moore on directing ‘This Time Next Year’

Having been in the cutting room for hits including 'Notting Hill,' 'About a Boy' and 'Love Actually,' Nick Moore is now directing one of his own starring Sophie Cookson and 'Emily in Paris' breakout Lucien Laviscount. He spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about bringing the story to the screen.

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First look at 'This Time Next Year' and additional cast revealed

A first look at Sophie Cookson and Lucien Laviscount in 'This Time Next Year' has been revealed. Joining the film’s cast are Golda Rosheuvel (Bridgerton, Dune), John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Mummy), Monica Dolan (Black Mirror, Cyrano) and Mandip Gill (Doctor Who).

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Charting the course of ‘The Castaways’ from script to screen

Ahead of MIPCOM 2023, get the inside scoop from TBI Magazine on how BlackBox and Clapperboard Studios adapted Lucy Clarke's bestselling novel for Paramount+.

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First look of 'The Serial Killer's Wife', coming soon to Paramount+

Paramount+ today released a series of teaser images, giving the first glimpse of Annabel Scholey, Jack Farthing and Luke Treadaway in their lead roles in new original UK drama series 'The Serial Killer's Wife'.

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First look of new Paramount+ thriller 'The Castaways'

Paramount+ has released a series of official first-look images for upcoming UK original series THE CASTAWAYS, coming later this year.  Brimming with spine-chilling suspense, the first shots released from the hotly anticipated Lucy Clarke adaptation offer a glimpse of Sheridan Smith and Céline Buckens in the lead roles as sisters Lori and Erin Holme.

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BritBox International Adds ‘The Ex-Wife’ To August Slate

Best-of-British streamer BritBox International has added The Ex-Wife to its August slate in the U.S. The series will premiere on the streaming service in the U.S. on August 10.

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Paramount+ Greenlights 'The Serial Killer's Wife'

Paramount+ has greenlit an adaptation of 'The Serial Killer's Wife', a UK TV drama about a woman whose butter-wouldn’t-melt husband is arrested for the murder of his former assistant. The series is produced by BlackBox and Clapperboard Studios.

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Julia Ormond Set to Star in Horror Movie ‘Home Education’ – First Look Image

British actors Julia Ormond (“Ladies in Black”) and Lydia Page (“Blue Jean”) are set to soon appear in psychological horror movie “Home Education” directed by Italy’s Andrea Niada. Set in the scenic Sila plateau in Italy’s Southern Calabria region, “Home Education” revolves around a family that are followers of an esoteric cult and live in a secluded house deep in the woods.

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Sheridan Smith & Céline Buckens To Star In Paramount+ UK Adaptation of ‘The Castaways’

Sheridan Smith and Céline Buckens have been cast as sisters in The Castaways, a Paramount+ drama series based on Lucy Clarke’s novel. UK producers Clapperboard Studios and Blackbox Multimedia are attached, with filming kicking off on location in Greece and Fiji.

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Sophie Cookson & Lucien Laviscount Underway On Rom-Com ‘This Time Next Year'

Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Lucien Laviscount (Emily In Paris) are underway on feature rom-com This Time Next Year, which heralds from producers Night Train Media and BlackBox Multimedia. The film is adapted by Sophie Cousens’ from her novel of the same name and is being directed by Nick Moore, editor of hit comedies including Love Actually, Notting Hill and The Full Monty. Protagonist Pictures is handling worldwide sales and will introduce the project to buyers at the upcoming Cannes market.

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A first look at Paramount+’s four-part original series The Ex-Wife

Jess Ryder’s psychological thriller The Ex-Wife is getting the TV treatment, and the first look pictures are as tense as they come. Coming to Paramount+, it is the first of the streaming giant’s original dramas commissioned in the UK.

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The Ex Wife announced for Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus has revealed a further slate of scripted and unscripted U.K. original series ahead of the launch of the streaming service in the U.K. this summer, including THE EX WIFE, produced by BlackBox Multimedia, Clapperboard Studios, and Night Train Media, with Night Train financing and controlling worldwide distribution rights with All3Media International. The series will star Celine Buckens (Showtrial) and is written by Catherine Steadman.

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‘Ellery Queen’ Detective Stories Set for TV Adaptation

Incendo and BlackBox  have optioned the TV adaption rights to the collection of novels and short stories of Ellery Queen. The two companies will co-develop and co-produce a modernized, high-end scripted series in which Ellery will be changed to female.

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When adapting IP, channel your inner Bear Grylls

Collaboration, compromise and teamwork are crucial when transposing IP from one medium to another, says Giuliano Papadia on Broadcast

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Interview with Giuliano Papadia in Señal News

Our CEO and Creative Director describes the current scripted projects of the company, explains our global potential and adds he's looking for a partner with the same passion for our projects.

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Catherine Steadman To Pen Adaptation Of ‘The Ex-Wife’

Deadline report on Catherine Steadman's adaptation of Jess Ryder’s ‘The Ex-Wife’ for BlackBox Multimedia & Night Train Media

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Indefinitely coverage in Variety

Thanks to @Variety for sharing the news about our short INDEFINITELY, in aid of @theCALMzone

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How The Coronavirus Is Being Written Into Drama For TV And Film

Indefinitely director Celine Cotran and writer Jackson Gregory were interviewed by @HuffPost about production in lockdown and how COVID19 is being written into film and TV.

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Didnt get enough of what we had to say? Check out PART 4 of @TBImagazine report on Content Creation during Lockdown. Thank you for the opportunity and to everyone else who contributed!


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In @TBImagazine’s latest special report, our Head of Development Chiara weighs in on the ‘new era’ of production, and the benefits co-pros and international partnerships can bring.


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Why Covid-19 could create opportunity in Italy

Our CEO Giuliano Papadia spoke to @Broadcastnow about how the impact of the coronavirus has been felt in Italy’s TV industry – and the light at the end of the tunnel for a bright future.

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#SHESTARTEDIT100

Thanks to @AboutTimeMag for nominating our Head of Development Chiara Cardoso in their Top 10 Women to Watch in the Arts!

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