US indie Insurrection Media has set up a division in London with the goal of identifying, developing and producing TV shows for traditional and streaming networks in the UK and Europe.
Run by former Fox exec Kiliaen van Renssaeler, Los Angeles based Insurrection credits since its launch include Drive Share created by and starring Paul Scheer (The League) and Rob Huebel (Transparent) and Liberty Crossing created by Daniel Radosh (The Daily Show) on Complex Networks.
Insurrection is also funding a slate of pilot productions including its co-production with Keshet Studios of the show The Dead Girls Detective Agency based on the HarperCollins trilogy.
Two execs at Insurrection will oversee the UK effort: Jordanna Fraiberg, Head of Development, and Deborah Henderson, General Counsel & Head of Production.
Three experienced UK producers will also join Insurrection’s development effort through their company Grand Scheme Media: Graham Smith, Mark Robson and Tony Orsten.
Insurrection also has a strategic relationship with HarperCollins Publishers where books in SciFi, Drama, and Comedy are optioned and developed into television series.
“We are eager to build on the U.S. collaboration between Insurrection and HarperCollins by jointly identifying and developing key UK imprints into compelling television shows,” says Charlie Redmayne, Chief Executive Officer, HarperCollins UK. “I’ve been impressed with Kiliaen’s vision of a faster pace and a more agile approach to TV development and look forward to launching hits based on our authors’ exceptional stories.”
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