Join Mark Heap and Other ITVX Drama ‘Significant Others’
Mark Heap (friday dinner, distance), Kelly Bryan (Me and Mrs Jones) and Shawn Williamson (eastenders, Excessive) are among the cast added to ITVX Comedy significant other, Katherine Parkinson (the IT Crowd, here is my) and Yusuf Kerkour (stay close) has already been announced as the lead in the show, from ITV Studios-owned Quay Street Productions. Other cast members unveiled today include Ben Bailey Smith, Sue Vincent, Olivia Paulette and Will Ashe. The series “follows the casual romance of two men whose harsh, but fateful, first meeting turns their lives around.” Based on Yes Studios’ Israeli series of the same name, it is currently filming in Manchester, UK and will debut in 2023 on the upcoming streaming service ITVX. ITV Studios holds the international distribution rights.
‘Drag race’ on introducing grid in Asia
Veteran distributor Gary Pudney’s O4 Media inks a deal to represent World of Wonder’s drag race Format across Asia in regions including Thailand, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea. The drag competition format has already been adapted in the UK, France, Italy, Canada, Spain, Australia and New Zealand since it began life on the US channel Logo TV in 2009. O4 will also take a spin-off format Secret Celebrity Drag Race in Asia. It sees celebrities attempt to pull off a lip sync performance while hiding their true identities behind drag personas.
‘Candyman’ and ‘Elm Street’ actor ‘What happened to Dorothy Bell?’ joined in
Specific: Horror Featuring Writer/Director Danny Villanueva Jr. What happened to Dorothy Bell? Michael Hargrove and Lisa Wilcox have been added to the supporting cast. Billed as a “nightmare coming-of-age footage horror”, follows Ozzy Gray (Asya Meadows) as she documents her investigation into traumatic events from her childhood that involved her late grandmother, Dorothy Bell. Hargrove will play her father, while Wilcox will play a trauma therapist. Hargrove recently played Candyman, Sherman Fields in Jordan Peele-produced Sweet seller last year, while Wilcox starred in nightmare on Elm StreetThe fourth and fifth film of Steven Alonte (Cathedral), Sargon Odicho, Arlene Aron, and J. Anthony Ramos also stars. Production begins in the Chicago area in early 2023 i dream of a psychopomp Director Villanueva’s independent production company, How Bizarre Pictures.
Nippon TV to launch ‘Vocals Like Local’, ‘First Kiss Boys’ at ATF
Japan’s Nippon TV is launching two new formats at the upcoming Asia TV Forum and Market (ATF) in Singapore – The Unscripted Show Vocals Like the Locals and script series first kiss boys And first kiss ladies, Vocals Like the Locals is a reality singing competition in which contestants sing a local hit from their favorite foreign country, trying to sound like a native, while not necessarily speaking the local language. Celebrity judges select a winner who will get a chance to meet the singer of their favorite local hit. Targeted at Gen-Z Audiences, first kiss boys is a ten-episode, half-hour drama series followed by a dating show mockumentary, first kiss ladiesWhich will intersect with the drama series through a crossover story. first kiss boys follows a schoolboy who attends a new school soon after receiving his first kiss from a young girl, who is later revealed to be starring in a dating reality show.