Uma Thurman’s Apple TV Plus Series ‘Suspicion’ Sets Release Date


DIFFUSION

Apple TV Plus has set a streaming date of February 4, 2022 for the thriller series “Suspicion,” featuring Uma thurman (“Kill Bill”). The eight-episode series will premiere with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode per week, every Friday.

When the son of a prominent American businesswoman (Thurman) is kidnapped from a New York hotel, the eye of suspicion quickly falls on four seemingly ordinary British citizens who were at the hotel on the night in question. They find themselves in a transatlantic race to escape the combined forces of the National Crime Agency and the FBI to prove their innocence.

The cast also includes Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”), Noah Emmerich (“The Americans”), Georgina Campbell (“Black Mirror”), Elyes Gabel (“Scorpion”), Elizabeth Henstridge (“Agents of SHIELD”) , Tom Rhys-Harries (“White Lines”) and Angel Coulby (“Dancing on the Edge”).

“Suspicion” is based on the award-winning Israeli series “False Flag”, the third season of which is scheduled to air in Israel on Keshet 12 in March 2022.

BAFTA Award nominee Rob Williams (“Man in the High Castle”) is the showrunner and executive producer of “Suspicion”, which is produced in the UK by Keshet Productions, the UK production arm of Keshet International. Executive producers include Emmy nominee Chris Long (“The Americans”), who also directs, Howard Burch for Keshet Productions, Avi Nir for Keshet Media Group and Anna Winger, alongside Alon Shtruzman (Keshet International), Karni Ziv (Keshet Broadcasting), Amit Cohen, Maria Feldman and Liat Benasuly. The series is produced by Darin McLeod (“Watchmen”).

Fawad Khan, Sanam Saeed
Zindagi

Elsewhere, the best Pakistani stars Fawad khan and Sanam Said are showing in a still untitled series for Zindagi, the programming block focused on the Indian subcontinent on the streamer ZEE5. The series directed by the critically acclaimed director Asim Abbasi who also produced Zindagi’s first original “Churails”.

The show blends magical realism and supernatural fantasy in a family reunion setting and deals with themes of love, loss and reconciliation. The series is currently in production, and much of it was filmed in the scenic Hunza Valley.

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Discovery

During this time, Discovery More is now available on Roku Roku TV streaming players and models in UK and Ireland. The launch is part of an international rollout, with Roku customers already able to access the service in the United States, Canada and Brazil.

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Century 21 Movies

SERIES

The United Kingdom Century 21 Movies has licensed the Japanese rights to its “Nebula-75” animated puppet series to the Japanese distributor Tohokushinsha Film Company. The show, partly produced in an apartment under confinement conditions, will be broadcast on Japanese antennas Star chain from the first quarter of 2022. Century 21 is the successor to AP Movies, which produced the iconic “Thunderbirds” series of the 1960s and used a super-puppet-animation or “supermarionation” production style. The first episode of the new show will hit theaters, with three 2015 episodes of “Thunderbirds: The Anniversary Episodes” and a broadcast of the “Century 21 Slough” documentary. – Patrick frater

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“Fakt Oder False”
BBC Studios

FORMAT

BBC Studios licensed the ‘Fact or Fake’ entertainment format to German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), ARD’s free channel for Bavaria. The 6 × 45 version for BR started production last month and will be titled “Fakt oder Fake” and will be released in 2022.

The format created by Sandrats Media Company and originally broadcast on ORF 1 in Austria, celebrities filter out fake news. Three guest comedians see viral videos and social media posts, sensational newspaper headlines and urban legends by the show’s poker-faced host and must determine whether these are facts or facts. false.

The original series launched in Austria in 2019 and is now returning for a third series in January 2022.

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Kirstin Benthaus-Gebauer
Tour Productions

APPOINTMENT

Kirstin Benthaus-Gebauer will join Tour Productions GmbH, a part of All3Media Germany, as Managing Director from April 2022. She will work closely with Taco Rijssemus, CEO of All3Media Deutschland. She joins from Imago TV Film and Fernsehproduktion where she was most recently Creative Director.

From 2011 to 2014, she worked as Chief Producer at Storyhouse. Its programs have won awards, including an International Emmy for “Berlin und Wir!” (ZDF tivi), “Deutscher Fernsehpreis” (German Television Prize) as well as nominations for the Europe Prize, the Grimme Award and the European Broadcasting Union Television Prize.

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Andin Ngwa, Nikki Saunders
Firebird Pictures

After earning commissions for BBC One’s “Wahala” and Amazon Prime Video’s “Wilderness”, BBC Studios supported Firebird photos hired Nikki saunders, from BBC Studios, as production manager, and editor of scripts “The Rig” and “Riches” Andean Ngwa as responsible for development.

Firebird also acquired the rights to two books: journalist Gavanndra HodgeMemoirs of “The Consequences of Love” and novelist Hannah king‘s “She and I” – a crime thriller set in Northern Ireland about the power of female relations.

PITCHING

Animation pitch event Cartoon springboard travels in Spain from Valencia to Madrid, where it will take place from 25 to 27 October 2022.

Meanwhile, the industry confab CartoonNext will take place in Marseille, France, April 12-15. The topics covered during the event include the consequences of the last two years on the animation ecosystem (creation, production, distribution); how these consequences lead to more synergies with other industries (video games, publishing, live cinema); why new technologies are shaping the way of working from creation to distribution; how new business structures influence business growth; how sustainability can stimulate the development of the studio; and how emerging voices are challenging habits.