Paramount+ Greenlights ‘The Road Trip‘ Based On ‘The Flatshare‘ Scribe’s Novel
Paramount+ has greenlit one other UK collection from 42 and PTIS primarily based on a novel by The Flatshare scribe Beth O’Leary. The Highway Journey is being helmed by Every thing I Know About Love lead Emma Appleton, who performs Addie, heading out on a street journey to a buddy’s wedding ceremony in Spain when she and her sister are pressured to share the trip together with her ex Dylan, his irrepressible greatest buddy Marcus, and full stranger Rodney. With nowhere to cover however a creaky campervan, the group should confront their buried historical past as secrets and techniques and revelations trigger many a bump within the street. Starring alongside Appleton are Laurie Davidson (Mary & George, Responsible Celebration), David Jonsson (Rye Lane, Business), Isabella Laughland (Basis, Trigonometry) and Angus Imrie (The Crown, Fleabag). “42 and Paramount+ were the dream team behind The Flatshare series, so it’s wonderful to know that The Road Trip is in such safe, skilled hands,” mentioned O’Leary. Filming has commenced on location in Bristol, UK, with filming additionally happening in Gran Canaria, Spain. O’Leary’s The Flatshare adaptation launched on Paramount+ final 12 months and was additionally produced by Highway Journey indie 42. Final week, Paramount+ greenlit UK collection The Stags from Intercourse Schooling indie Eleven.
Endemol Shine Poland Unveils MD
Endemol Shine Poland has unveiled a alternative for Ryszard Sibilski, who’s exiting after almost 20 years. Małgorzata (Gosia) Perkowska-Czaja joins as MD from Rochstar and is a former alum of the Banijay-backed outfit, having beforehand spent seven years there overseeing native variations of MasterChef and its spin-offs and Huge Brother. She is going to report back to Endemol Shine Germany MD Fabian Tobias, evolving the Polish enterprise’ slate, figuring out new income streams and strengthening business technique. Banijay CEO Marco Bassetti known as her a “formidable leader, who joins Endemol Shine Poland with an impressive track record in the local and international content space.” Perkowska-Czaja added: “Endemol Shine Poland has built a reputation for high-quality entertainment, and re-joining the business as MD, I am looking forward to exploring new opportunities to diversify the slate and build on its performance in all genres.”
Disney+ & SVT Unveil ‘Whiskey On The Rocks’ Forged & Picture
Disney+ and Swedish pubcaster SVT have unveiled forged and first-look pictures for Whiskey on the Rocks, a satire miniseries about the dramatic days when the Russian submarine U-137 ran aground only a stone’s throw from a secret marine base in Sweden in 1981. Rolf Lassgård will play Swedish prime minister Thorbjörn Fälldin, alongside Anders Mossling (Spelskandalen), Niklas Engdahl (Bonusfamiljen), Filip Berg (Familjen Andersson) and others. The present will air on SVT in Sweden in December 2024, with Disney+ world premiere dates to comply with. 100-Yr-Outdated Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared scribe Jonas Jonasson wrote the unique story. Disney+ and SVT are co-producing with Skyverse Nordic.
Akhilesh Jaiswal’s Underwater Journey ‘Starfish’ Will get Trailer
A trailer has launched for Akhilesh Jaiswal’s Starfish, a thriller is ready in an underwater world primarily based on Bina Nayak’s best-selling ebook, Starfish Pickle. Its stars the likes of Khushalii Kumar, Milind Soman, Ehan Bhat, and Tusharr Khanna, following Kumar as a talented business diver with a rebellious coronary heart, who fights her demons from the previous whereas on the calm waters of the ocean. The movie is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Collection and Almighty Movement Image. It releases later this week (November 24).