‘Celebrity Race Across The World‘ Renewed For Season 2 At BBC
Celebrity Race Across the World has landed a second season on the BBC. The format from Traitors maker Studio Lambert sees pairings featuring one celebrity and a parent, sibling or friend set a challenge to head on an epic adventure on a limited budget. In Season 1, which the BBC said is its “biggest factual entertainment brand of the year to date,” the likes of McFly drummer Harry Judd and broadcaster Alex Beresford were set the task of racing from Africa to the Arctic. Season 2’s route will be revealed in due course. The non-celebrity version has run for three seasons and has also been a big hit for the BBC. Factual entertainment boss Catherine Catton said she had been “delighted with the reaction particularly from young audiences” to Season 1 of the celebrity run. The news comes just a few days after the BBC also recommissioned Studio Lambert’s The Traitors for a third season before the second has even aired. All3Media International distributes Race Across the World and The Traitors globally.
Ross Kemp Behind UK Mafia Show For Sky History
Ross Kemp is to explore Britain’s 100-year-old links with the mafia in a Sky History show. The EastEnders and On Gangs star, whose big-budget Channel 5 prisons series is currently on pause, will discover a complex relationship between his home nation and the mafia in a five-part series produced by his Freshwater Films, Honey Bee and GroupM Motion Entertainment, titled Ross Kemp: Mafia and Britain [working title]. Since the UK does not recognize membership of the mafia as a crime, it has at various points in history become a safe haven for mafia ‘Cosa nostra’ lieutenants, ‘soldiers’ and hit men who have hidden all over the UK in locations as unlikely as caravan parks and newsagents. Kemp has already made shows on shipwreck treasure for Sky History. “I’m looking forward to taking viewers into unchartered territory as we discover the relationship between Britain and one of the most notorious organised crime groups in the world, the mafia.” The series was commissioned and executive produced by Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks EMEA, with Diana Carter, Commissioning Editor and Head of Talent at A+E Networks EMEA. Last month, Deadline revealed Kemp’s big-budget 72 Hours In … series was on pause following an incident as Channel 5 and producers try to revive the show, although it remains on pause. He has also returned to acting for the first time in 15 years, helming Channel 5’s Blindspot.
Fremante-Backed Miso Film MD To Exit
Max Hallén, MD of Fremantle-backed Lust producer Miso Film, is exiting and will be replaced by the promoted Rachel Bodros Wolgers. The pair will work together until Hallén’s departure early next year, with the latter taking over from January 1. Miso Film’s recent credits include HBO Max’s Lust and Viaplay’s R.S.V.P., CELL 8 and BOX 21 based on Roslund & Hellströms novels. It is currently shooting the TV-series Faithless with SVT and ARTE. Miso Film is overseen by The Investigation maker Miso Group, which is overseen by Peter Bose. “Rachel has been a part of the Miso team for more than five years and as a skilled producer of several successful shows and with a background from distribution, I’m sure she will continue the success and growth of Miso Film Sweden,” said Bose. “Max has led the company through difficult times with a safe hand and I wish him the best of luck with his new journey.”
Gordon Ramsay‘s Ex-Creative Director Joins Rare TV
The former Creative Director of Gordon Ramsay’s production company has joined Digging for Britain maker Rare TV. At Rare, Fernando de Jesus will also take up a Creative Director post, charged with developing the London-headquartered company’s output of popular factual programing. He was with Ramsay’s Fox Entertainment-backed indie Studio Ramsay Global for four years, working on the likes of Kitchen Nightmares, Next Level Chef and ITV’s The Savoy before departing at the start of 2023, replaced soon after by Shona Baldwin. “In a world that demands bigger and better, Fernando is regarded as one of the most creative minds in television and crucially someone commissioners really enjoy working with,” said Rare CEO Alexander Gardiner. De Jesus is the third key creative to join Rare in the last six months. In May, story consultant and executive producer Greg Chivers was appointed to the newly created role of U.S. showrunner, while development producer Abigail Keyes joined the company’s Belfast-based team.