Mark Heap & Extra Be part of ITVX Drama ‘Vital Different’
Mark Heap (Friday Night time Dinner, Spaced), Kéllé Bryan (Me and Mrs Jones) and Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras) are amongst solid added to ITVX comedy Vital Different. Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Right here We Go) and Youssef Kerkour (Keep Shut) have already been introduced as leads on the present, which is from ITV Studios-owned Quay Road Productions. Additional solid unveiled at present contains Ben Bailey Smith, Sue Vincent, Olivia Poulet and Will Ash. The collection follows the “unromantic romance of two folks whose drastic, however fateful, first assembly turns their lives round.” Primarily based on Sure Studios’ Israeli collection of the identical title, it’s presently filming in Manchester, UK and can debut on upcoming streaming service ITVX in 2023. ITV Studios has worldwide distribution rights.
‘Drag Race’ On Beginning Grid In Asia
Veteran distributor Gary Pudney’s O4 Media has struck a deal to symbolize World of Surprise’s Drag Race format throughout Asia, in territories together with Thailand, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea. The drag competitors format has already been tailored within the UK, France, Italy, Canada, Spain, Australia and New Zealand after starting life in 2009 on U.S. channel Emblem TV. O4 may also take spin-off format Secret Superstar Drag Race into Asia. This sees celebrities try to tug off lip sync performances whereas hiding their true identities behind drag personas.
‘Candyman’ And ‘Elm Road’ Actors Be part of ‘What Occurred To Dorothy Bell?’
EXCLUSIVE: Author/director Danny Villanueva Jr.’s horror characteristic What Occurred to Dorothy Bell? has added Michael Hargrove and Lisa Wilcox as supporting solid. Billed as a “nightmarish coming-of-age discovered footage horror,” follows Ozzie Grey (Asya Meadows) as she video paperwork her investigation into the traumatic occasions from her early childhood that concerned her late grandmother, Dorothy Bell. Hargrove will play her father, whereas Wilcox will play a trauma therapist. Hargrove most just lately performed the Candyman, Sherman Fields, within the Jordan Peele-produced Candyman final yr, whereas Wilcox starred in Nightmare on Elm Road‘s fourth and fifth movies. Steven Alonte (The Cathedral), Sargon Odicho, Arlene Arnone, and J. Anthony Ramos additionally star. Manufacturing begins early 2023 within the Chicago space beneath I Dream of a Psychopomp director Villanueva’s unbiased manufacturing firm, How Weird Footage.
Nippon TV To Launch ‘Vocals Like Locals’, ‘First Kiss Boys’ At ATF
Japan’s Nippon TV is launching two new codecs on the upcoming Asia TV Discussion board & Market (ATF) in Singapore – unscripted present Vocals Like Locals and scripted collection First Kiss Boys and First Kiss Women. Vocals Like Locals is a actuality singing competitors by which contestants sing an area hit from their favourite international nation, making an attempt to sound like a local, whereas not essentially even talking the native language. Superstar judges choose a winner, who may have the possibility to satisfy the singer of their favourite native hit. Focused at Gen-Z audiences, First Kiss Boys is a ten-episode, half-hour drama collection that will likely be adopted by relationship present mockumentary, First Kiss Women, which is able to intersect with the drama collection by way of a crossover story. First Kiss Boys follows a schoolboy who strikes to a brand new college shortly after receiving his first kiss from a younger woman whom he later discovers is starring in a relationship actuality present.