Rabbit Track, the indie founded by actor James Norton and Kitty Kaletsky, has added former Raw TV scripted development head, Louisa FitzGerald as director of development.

Along with her stint as Head of Development for the scripted department at Raw TV she has also been Head of Development at  Twelve Town (previously Pinewood Television).

Prior to that, she worked across development at Hat Trick where she was the script producer on The Secret for ITV, and at Kudos where she script edited River for BBC1.

Rabbit Track launched in 2019 and its first film was Netflix thriller Rogue Agent, released in 2022. Banijay UK has a stake in the company. The deal includes a first look with distributor, Banijay Rights.

CBS Studios is backing Rabbit Track’s new eight-part historical drama series King and Conqueror starring Norton as Harold, Earl of Wessex and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones, Mama, Oblivion) as William, Duke of Normandy.

Written by Michael Robert Johnson (Sherlock Holmes, The Frankenstein Chronicles) and with the opening episode directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Trapped, Everest, Adrift), King and Conqueror will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

James Norton will also executive produce through, Rabbit Track Pictures and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will direct an episode and also serves as executive producer. The series is produced by TDP Development Partnership, Rabbit Track Pictures, Shepherd Content and CBS Studios in association with the BBC. Icelandic production services will be provided by RVK Studios.

Jon Creamer

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