Magazine article Screen International

YouTube Red Orders Debut UK Drama from 'The Crown' Producer

Magazine article Screen International

YouTube Red Orders Debut UK Drama from 'The Crown' Producer

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The Google-owned giant is on the brink of a deal for Origin, a 10 x 60-minute sci-fi thriller.

‘The Crown’

YouTube Red has commissioned its first high-end drama from a UK indie - ordering a sci-fi series from The Crown producer Left Bank Pictures (reports Broadcast).

Broadcast understands that the Google-owned giant is on the brink of a deal for Origin, a 10 x 60-minute sci-fi thriller, to feature as part of its fledgling SVoD service.

The show was created and written by Mika Watkins, who has written episodes of Carnival Films’ Sky 1 drama Stan Lee’s Lucky Man and Kudos’ BBC1 period drama Troy.

Former Broadcast Hotshot Watkins will write the series alongside a team which also includes Joe Murtagh. …

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