Mumbai: BBC Studios India Production and All3Media International has announced that BBC Studios will produce two popular All3Media scripted dramas - Company Pictures' Shameless and Two Brothers Pictures' Strangers (aka White Dragon) - for the Indian audience.
BBC Studios India Production has produced some of the most popular quality dramas in India’s streaming market today and will bring to life the comedy drama Shameless, created originally by Paul Abbot and Company Pictures for Channel 4 and Two Brothers Pictures crime drama Strangers (aka White Dragon) originally created for ITV in the UK and written by Mark Denton, Jonny Stockwood, Marston Bloom, Harry & Jack Williams. As part of the agreement, BBC Studios India Production will adapt and develop these two titles for the Indian market and source a commission for the two dramas in India. This collaboration allows both entities to scale greater heights and reach wider audiences in India through the adaptation of these premium British formats for the local market.
All3Media International executive vice president - APAC Sabrina Duguet said, "We are thrilled to announce our partnership with BBC Studios which will further establish our footprint in India. BBC Studios India Production shares our production values and our love for top quality drama and we know they will adapt these two dramas brilliantly for the Indian market. Our business has been going from strength to strength, with seven scripted formats already commissioned in India. We are very proud to see the tense, closed series thriller Strangers (aka White Dragon) become the third title from Two Brothers Pictures to be adapted in the region following the success of Marzi (Liar) and Mithya (Cheat). Additionally Company Pictures’ Shameless arrives in India having attained legendary status for its long award-winning run in the UK and via it’s acclaimed adaption in the USA – we are sure that India’s own Gallagher family antics will enthrall local audiences.”
All3Media International VP APAC Jaenani Netra added, “The focus and importance that All3Media International is placing in India is significantly enhanced with this strategic collaboration with BBC Studios in the scripted content space. We are truly excited to see this formulation come to life with the Indian adaptation of Strangers and Shameless.”
BBC Studios India Production general manager Sameer Gogate commented, "We are excited to partner with All3Media International o bring the popular Shameless and Strangers to Indian audiences. They are two brilliant dramas, very different in tone but both equally suited to the local market who enjoy clever, captivating storylines. With viewers’ preferences evolving and their desire for compelling content growing, we are confident that these unique shows will be a hit with Indian audiences.”