Our News 2017-06-26T08:53:36+00:00


312, 2018

Yellow Bird UK Options Straight White Male

Following its launch late last year, Yellow Bird UK, a Banijay Group company, today announces the option of the television rights to Straight White Male. At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, the novel – which follows the personal and professional misadventures of unreconstructed Irish writer, Kennedy Marr – is set to be adapted for screen by its bestselling author, John Niven (Kill Your Friends, The Second Coming, The Sunshine Cruise Company).   For fifteen years, Kennedy Marr has lived the high life in L.A., womanizing, writing movies, and spending every dollar he earns. He’s got away with it because he’s charming [...]

2811, 2018

Henning Mankell’s Iconic Detective Comes to Life in ​Young Wallander

Netflix today announced Y​oung Wallander,​ a new original series based on Henning Mankell’s best-selling Kurt Wallander novels. In a bold and original new story set in contemporary Sweden, Y​oung Wallander​ sees Henning Mankell’s iconic detective Kurt Wallander investigate his gripping first case. The story focuses on the formative experiences – professional and personal - faced by Kurt as a recently graduated police officer in his early twenties. The English-language drama series is told over six serialized episodes and features both British and Swedish cast. Production starts during 2019. Over the last two decades Mankell’s best-selling Kurt Wallander novels have served [...]

1311, 2018

USA Network to Reboot Classic Reality Series Temptation Island for January 2019 Premiere

Today, USA Network announced that it will reboot one of the buzziest reality shows in television history: TEMPTATION ISLAND. The 10-episode series, produced by Banijay Studios North America, will premiere on Tuesday, January 15 at 10/9c. Mark L. Walberg, who hosted the original series that premiered in 2001, is set to return as host. TEMPTATION ISLAND follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives -- or should go their separate ways. Together, the couples travel to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, [...]

1311, 2018

7 Wonder and Double Busy Bring Third Micky Flanagan Production to Sky One

7 Wonder, a Banijay Group Company, and Double Busy, will be joining forces once again as Micky Flanagan returns to Sky One for a 1x60 Christmas special of his Thinking Aloud series Micky Flanagan's Christmas. Due to air this December, Micky will reveal his true feelings on Christmas.   In Micky Flanagan's Christmas, Flanagan will declutter his overactive Christmas-themed mind. From sharing the things that keep him awake in the holiday season, to exploring a number of important questions – like why do so many people get divorced at Christmas? Exactly what is a three bird roast? And why the hell do the British [...]

811, 2018

474,590 Viewers are Chasing the Jackpot Live with the All Against One App in Germany

All eyes are definitely on the game! The All Against 1 app has now been downloaded 474,590 times ahead of the fourth episode of the new ProSieben live show on Saturday, November 10, from 8.15pm.   Eun-Kyung Park, Managing Director of ProSiebenSat.1 TV Germany for Digital Content & Products said: "The success of the All Against One app by the end of the third show exceeded our expectations. There is hardly any other programme that triggers such a high level of engagement with its viewers live.”   All Against 1 poses the questions, can one smart contestant beat the entire [...]

811, 2018

The Comedy Unit win at Scottish BAFTAs

The Comedy Unit, a Banijay Group company, have won a Scottish BAFTA for their BBC One Scotland comedy series Scot Squad in the Television Scripted category. The British Academy Scotland Awards took place on Monday at a star-studded event that celebrates the very best film and television produced in Scotland. Hosted by Edith Bowman, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Rupert Everett and Karen Gillan were handing out awards. The Comedy Unit’s series Scot Squad is a spoof police reality show following the first Unified Scottish Police Force and stars actor Jack Docherty as Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson. It has run now [...]

1810, 2018

Banijay Group’s Brainpool Launches Catch

Lucky Pics, a joint venture with Brainpool, a Banijay Group company, today announces Catch. The new SAT.1 sports event show will star Luke Mockridge in Germany and launches later this year. A game everyone is familiar with, Catch will be a gruelling, high-energy physical game format. The new entertainment series sees four celebrity-led teams fight it out for eight rounds in a game of “catch”. Overcoming walls, containers and a number of other obstacles, the teams will comprise course specialists and top athletes. SAT.1 Managing Director, Kaspar Pflüger says: "With 'CATCH! Fun Friday is becoming Catch Friday! Everyone knows how [...]