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John Simm Always Wanted To Play The Master Again On Doctor Who

28 June 2017 4:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Actors always talk about how villains are more fun to play than heroes. By that logic, portraying a character as pure evil and larger than life as the Master must be a huge treat and as such, it’s no surprise, then, that John Simm has apparently been waiting to come back to Doctor Who ever since he last appeared as the titular hero’s arch-enemy seven years ago.

Speaking to Doctor Who Magazine (via DoctorWho.TV), the actor explained that he enjoyed working opposite David Tennant’s Doctor so much that he was always waiting to be called back to the show.

“I was very surprised to get the call. I thought this ship had sailed. I really did. I was very happy with being David’s Master and I really thought that was it, when Russell [T Davies, showrunner, 2005-10] left, and Julie Gardner [executive producer, 2005-10], and the whole changing of the guard. I thought, »

- Christian Bone

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‘Wonder Woman’ Writer Allan Heinberg Signs ABC Studios Deal

21 June 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Wonder Woman” screenwriter Allan Heinberg has signed an overall development deal with ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios. The agreement includes a script deal for “Adult Behavior,” a comedic drama based on the 2015 Russell T. Davies British TV series “Cucumber” and “Banana.”

Heinberg developed, wrote, and served as showrunner on ABC’s “The Catch,” starring Mireille Enos and Peter Krause. The series, produced by ABC Studios and Shonda RhimesShondaland, was canceled by the network in May after two seasons. The series followed the cat-and-mouse game between L.A.’s top private investigator, Alice Vaughan (Mireille Enos), and the man she loves, »

- Daniel Holloway

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‘Wonder Woman’ Screenwriter Allan Heinberg Signs ABC Development Deal

21 June 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Allan Heinberg, screenwriter for this summer’s box-office smash “Wonder Woman,” has inked an overall development deal with ABC Studios and ABC Signature Studios. He is developing the multi-generational comedic drama “Adult Behavior” for the network. The project is inspired by Russell T Davies’ intersecting 2015 British TV series, “Cucumber” and “Banana.” Executive producers on “Adult Behavior” are “Queer as Folk” creator Davies; Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers; Julie Gardner of Bad Wolf; and Nicola Shindler of Red. Also Read: Wonder Woman Vs Superman: Gal Gadot Didn't Make 46 Times Less Than Henry Cavill Heinberg was the showrunner for ABC’s “The Catch, »

- Ryan Gajewski

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Wales to Get Major New Film and TV Studios

16 May 2017 8:03 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Production company Bad Wolf has announced that it will open a major new television and film studio in Wales with the backing of the Welsh government. The plans come amid a production boom in Britain, with new shooting facilities being developed across the country to meet the burgeoning demand.

Wolf Studios Wales will be based in Cardiff, the Welsh capital, and is set to be one of the largest film and television facilities in Wales, marking a significant investment in the country as an international production hub for high-end television.

Welsh Economy Secretary Ken Skates described the move as a “strategically important acquisition” that would help meet the growing demand for studio space. “A facility of this size will ensure Wales retains a competitive advantage with enough large-scale studio space to service the productions wishing to film here,” Skates said.

Wolf Studios Wales will provide production facilities for Bad Wolf’s slate, including »

- Robert Mitchell

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Wales to Get Major New Film and TV Studios

16 May 2017 8:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Production company Bad Wolf has announced that it will open a major new television and film studio in Wales with the backing of the Welsh government. The plans come amid a production boom in Britain, with new shooting facilities being developed across the country to meet the burgeoning demand.

Wolf Studios Wales will be based in Cardiff, the Welsh capital, and is set to be one of the largest film and television facilities in Wales, marking a significant investment in the country as an international production hub for high-end television.

Welsh Economy Secretary Ken Skates described the move as a “strategically important acquisition” that would help meet the growing demand for studio space. “A facility of this size will ensure Wales retains a competitive advantage with enough large-scale studio space to service the productions wishing to film here,” Skates said.

Wolf Studios Wales will provide production facilities for Bad Wolf’s slate, »

- Robert Mitchell

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Bad Wolf opens major film and television studio in Wales

16 May 2017 6:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 250,000 sq ft facility is located in Cardiff.

Jane Tranter’s Bad Wolf is set to open one of the largest film and television studios in Wales after partnering with the Welsh government (reports Broadcast).

Wolf Studios Wales will be located at Cardiff’s Trident Park on Ocean Way, close to the city centre and with direct access to the M4. The government-acquired space, whihc opens in June, will be leased on commercial terms to Bad Wolf for a decade and provide studio facilities for its production slate, as well as host TV productions from other indies.

Bad Wolf’s forthcoming dramas A Discovery of Witches (Sky) and His Dark Materials (BBC1) will be filmed at the studio, which comprises two linked units totalling 253,500 square feet with a maximum eave height of 17.5 metres (57 feet).

The two-year-old producer, which sold a 24.9% stake in the company to Danny Cohen’s media investment firm Access Entertainment in March, has been hunting »

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Access Ent Takes Bite Of Bad Wolf; Tom Pullen Joins Dragonfly – Global Briefs

27 March 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Access Entertainment has taken a 24.9% stake in Bad Wolf, the production company behind the upcoming BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman's epic His Dark Materials. Launched by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner in 2015, in association with Welsh Government, Bad Wolf is based in South Wales and La. Current projects include A Discovery Of Witches, based on the Deborah Harkness novels, and an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles. This investment by Access… »

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Danny Cohen backs Bad Wolf

27 March 2017 5:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tranter and Gardner strike deal with Access Entertainment.

Access Entertainment, the media investment firm run by former BBC boss Danny Cohen, has taken a 24.9% stake in Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner’s indie Bad Wolf.

Bad Wolf was launched in 2015 and is currently co-producing the BBC1 adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials in Wales, with New Line Cinema.

Bad Wolf also has Welsh government backing and is based in South Wales and Los Angeles.

The investment is intended to provide “further support to fast-track its already burgeoning scripted productions and grow its business globally”.

In addition to His Dark Materials, Bad Wolf’s slate includes an adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches for Sky, and a project based on Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell. A broadcaster is yet to be announced for the latter.

Chief executive Tranter said: “This investment is a fantastic endorsement of our vision for Bad Wolf and the Welsh »

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Len Blavatnik Invests in 'The Night Of' Producers Bad Wolf

27 March 2017 4:12 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Access Entertainment, the entertainment investment arm of billionaire Len Blavatnik's Access Industries, has taken a 24.9 percent stake in British high-end TV production banner Bad Wolf, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. 

Bad Wolf, which was launched in 2015 by BBC veterans Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, is based in South Wales (where they both helped reboot Doctor Who) and Los Angeles, and has a major TV adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials with the BBC and New Line Cinema on its upcoming slate. 

The company also had a production credit on HBO's acclaimed drama The Night Of, thanks largely to »

- Alex Ritman

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Len Blavatnik, Danny Cohen’s Access Ent. Backs Bad Wolf (Exclusive)

27 March 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Access Entertainment, led by former director of BBC Television Danny Cohen and owned by billionaire industrialist Len Blavatnik, has taken a 24.9% stake in Bad Wolf, the production company behind the forthcoming TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s epic “His Dark Materials.”

Bad Wolf was launched in 2015 by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, former BBC drama executives responsible for “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Da Vinci’s Demons.” The company, which has the support of the Welsh government and is co-sited in South Wales and Los Angeles, produces high-end TV and film for the global television market.

“This investment by Access Entertainment provides Bad Wolf with further support to fast-track its already burgeoning scripted productions and grow its business globally,” according to a statement.

In addition to “His Dark Materials,” Bad Wolf is also in the midst of producing “A Discovery of Witches,” based on the bestselling novels by Deborah Harkness, and an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s “Warlord »

- Leo Barraclough

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