BBCA goes to McGovern

Net nabs 'Street,' 'Cracker'

BBC America has snapped up two new dramas from Brit scribe Jimmy McGovern.

“The Street” is a kitchen-sink drama set in the north of England, with each seg focusing on a different house on the same street. Ensemble cast includes Timothy Spall, Jim Broadbent, Jane Horrocks and Sue Johnston. Show is produced by Ken Horn and helmed by David Blair and Terry McDonough.

BBC America also has picked up a feature-length episode of hit Brit skein “Cracker,” in which Robbie Coltrane reprises his role as the deadbeat criminal psychologist “Fitz” Fitzgerald. Episode is directed by Antonia Bird and produced by John Chapman for ITV Prods.

McGovern is known in Blighty for his gritty, challenging scripts, with credits including “Priest,” “Liam” and soccer-disaster skein “Hillsborough.”

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading