Paramount+ Greenlights ‘The Road Trip’ Based on Novel by ‘The Flatshare’ Scribe
Paramount+ has greenlit another UK series from 42 and PTIS based on a novel by The shared apartment scribe Beth O’Leary. The trip is being commanded by Everything I know about love Protagonist Emma Appleton, who plays Addie, is heading out on a trip to a friend’s wedding in Spain when she and her sister are forced to share a ride with her ex Dylan, her irrepressible best friend Marcus and complete stranger Rodney. With nowhere to hide other than a noisy motorhome, the group must confront their buried history as secrets and revelations cause many obstacles along the way. Starring alongside Appleton are Laurie Davidson (Mary and George, guilty party)David Jonsson (Rye Lane, Industry)Isabella Laughland (Foundation, Trigonometry) It is Angus Imrie (The Crown, Fleabag). “42 and Paramount+ were the dream team behind The shared apartment series, so it’s wonderful to know that The trip is in safe and capable hands,” said O’Leary. Filming began in Bristol, United Kingdom, and also in Gran Canaria, Spain. O’Leary’s The shared apartment adaptation released on Paramount+ last year and also produced by Trip indie 42. Last week, Paramount+ series greenlit in the UK The deer in Sex education eleven independent.
Endemol Shine Poland reveals MD
Endemol Shine Poland has revealed a replacement for Ryszard Sibilski, who is leaving after almost two decades. Małgorzata (Gosia) Perkowska-Czaja joins as MD from Rochstar and is an alumnus of the Banijay-backed group, having previously spent seven years there overseeing local versions of Master chef and its derivatives and Big Brother. She will report to Endemol Shine Germany MD, Fabian Tobias, evolving the Polish business roster, identifying new revenue streams and strengthening the commercial strategy. Banijay CEO Marco Bassetti called 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, returning to the business as MD, I look forward to exploring new opportunities to diversify the roster and develop its performance across all genres.”
Disney+ and SVT reveal ‘Whiskey On The Rocks’ cast and image
Disney+ and Swedish publisher SVT have revealed the cast and first images of Whiskey on the rocks, a satire miniseries about the dramatic days when the Russian submarine U-137 ran aground just steps from a secret naval base in Sweden in 1981. Rolf Lassgård will play Swedish Prime Minister Thorbjörn Fälldin, alongside Anders Mossling (The gambling scandal), Niklas Engdahl (The bonus family), Filip Berg (The Anderson family) and others. The show will air on SVT in Sweden in December 2024, with Disney+ global premiere dates to follow. 100-year-old man who jumped out of window and disappeared scribe Jonas Jonasson wrote the original story. Disney+ and SVT are co-producing with Skyverse Nordic.
Akhilesh Jaiswal’s underwater adventure ‘Starfish’ gets trailer
A trailer has been released for Akhilesh Jaiswal Star of the Seaa thriller set in an underwater world based on Bina Nayak’s best-selling book, Starfish pickle. It stars Khushalii Kumar, Milind Soman, Ehan Bhat and Tusharr Khanna, following Kumar as a skilled commercial diver with a rebellious heart, who battles his past demons in the calm waters of the ocean. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Series and Almighty Motion Picture. It will be released later this week (November 24).