Peaky Blinders first came to screens in 2013 and quickly became one of the BBC’s most successful dramas and reaches a global audience on Netflix. Shooting for the sixth and final series faced delays in March 2020 due to Covid-19 but cameras have started filming as UK government tightens lockdown measures.
The half-hour comedy series from Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo Reservation Dogs follows four Native teenagers in rural Oklahoma who spend their days committing crime and fighting it. The pilot filmed in Oklahoma in September 2020, and has since been ordered to series by FX.
The second series from Tall Stories Pictures returns to Morecambe, a coastal town in Lancashire whose scenic vista takes in the Lake District peaks and the Irish sea. As the titular character of the crime series, the dramatic nature of the bay plays an important role throughout.
Crime & Justice is part of Showmax's expanding investment in Africa. The South African streamer's localisation strategy competes with established international VoD platforms for the region's audiences. Showmax has also recently announced its first Nigerian Original I Am Laycon, a reality series following the most recent Big Brother Naija winner.
Netflix have established two production facilities in South Korea to feed the demand for Hallyu series and films on the streaming service. The Korean adaptation of La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) will be one of the first productions based at the new studios.