Aiming High; How a walk in the desert marked a turning point for Vertigo Films

A walk in the desert marked a turning point for Vertigo Films as it turned its attention to television. DQ hears how the company plans to follow its initial success with historical drama Britannia and buddy cop thriller Bulletproof. James Richardson At first glance, there’s little to compare British dramas Britannia (pictured above) and Bulletproof. […]

Paramount+ Greenlights UK Thriller Series Set In World Where Men Live Under Strict Nightly Curfew

  Paramount+ may have culled a wealth of international originals in the past couple of weeks but that hasn’t stopped it committing to a UK thriller series set in a world where men live under a strict nightly curfew. Starring Sarah Parish, Doctor Who’s Mandip Gill, Mitchell Robertson and singer Alexandra Burke, Curfew is set in a society where all men live under ‘The […]

Vertigo ties with Hollywood Gang on foreign legion drama

Vertigo Films (Britannia, Bulletproof, Bronson, Monsters) has partnered with Hollywood Gang Productions (300, Immortals, Start Up) to develop Army of Strangers (8×45’) for television. British writer and director, Matthew Parkhill (Deep State, Rogue) has been confirmed to write the action series. Parkhill’s drama will “take the audience on an insightful yet adrenaline-filled ride into the very human […]

Sky Original crime thriller A Town Called Malice to star Jack Rowan & Tahirah Sharif

Sky announces the cast of brand-new Sky Original drama A Town Called Malice, an explosive family saga, thriller, and crime drama collision, which begins filming in January 2022. The eight-part co-production between Vertigo Films, Rogue State and Sky Studios is created and written by Nick Love (Bulletproof, The Sweeney). Set amongst the beach clubs and palm trees […]

Amazon Prime Video Announces New UK Original Series Mammals

Written By Jez Butterworth and Starring James Corden, Sally Hawkins, Melia Kreiling, Colin Morgan, Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Samuel Anderson Filming for the brand-new UK Amazon Original series commences this month Mammals will be produced by Street Hassle in association with Vertigo Films and Fulwell 73 for Amazon Studios, and will launch exclusively on Prime Video […]

Sky announces A Town Called Malice crime thriller

Sky has announced a new eight-part Sky Original drama A Town Called Malice, a raucous crime thriller and family saga set on the Costa Del Sol in the early 1980s, with a pulsating ’80s soundtrack. Casting is yet to be announced but filming is set to begin later this year and run into 2022 in […]

‘You’ve Been Trumped!’ Drama Series In The Works From ‘Britannia’ Outfit Vertigo

You’ve Been Trumped, the 2011 documentary chronicling Donald Trump’s disruptive efforts to build a golf course in the middle of a treasured Scottish nature reserve, has been optioned for a TV series dramatization by Bulletproof and Britannia outfit Vertigo Films. The show will retell how the Trump Organisation caused a storm in the local community […]

Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters return in Bulletproof: South Africa

After two hugely successful series of Sky Original, Bulletproof, Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters are reprising their roles as cop buddies, Pike and Bishop, for a special event, Bulletproof: South Africa. The three-part special, produced by Vertigo Films, is set to air on Wednesday 20 January 2021 on Sky One and NOW TV, and sees the boys take […]

Bulletproof: a sustainable production

  The upcoming series of Bulletproof is set in Cape Town, South Africa with production wrapping just before the COVID 19 lockdown started in March. Due to the very nature of our production, it was necessary to transport members of cast and crew to South Africa. Vertigo Films takes its responsibility towards the environment very […]

Britannia lands on EPIX

Premium network EPIX has announced that Season One of Britannia  will debut on 2nd August in the United States. Immediately afterwards, EPIX will exclusively premiere Season Two and will be the exclusive U.S. home to Season Three, which is currently in production. “Jez Butterworth and the teams at Vertigo Films, Neal Street Production and Sky […]