BBC Studios has taken a minority investment in British premium scripted indie production company Turbine Studios, the company behind Small Axe for BBC/Amazon, Munich: The Edge of War for Netflix)and Oscar and BAFTA winning writer/director Steve McQueen’s Uprising (pictured).
Established in 2020 by Andrew Eaton, Tracey Scoffield, Justin Thomson and David Tanner, Turbine Studios focuses on high quality returning drama for both UK broadcasters and global streaming platforms including the BBC, Netflix, Apple and Amazon.
The indie’s latest project, Constellation, an eight-part conspiracy-based, psychological thriller for Apple TV+ is written by Peter Harness and stars Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus) and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul).
Mark Linsey, managing director Scripted, BBC Studios said: “Turbine Studios has an enviable reputation within our industry. Their focus on creating concept-led, franchise and premium thriller drama is matched by their ability to attract world-renowned talent from behind and in front of the camera. The team have an impressive slate of projects across both TV and film in the pipeline and exciting growth plans that our investment will help to deliver. We’re thrilled and excited to be partnering with them.”
The deal includes the German based sister company Turbine Studios GmbH, which is a co-venture between Turbine Studios, Daniel Hetzer and Matthias Braun. Turbine Studios Germany specialises in original development and production services for the European market. Tom Manwaring of Helion Partners advised Turbine on the transaction.
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