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Fearne Cotton Behind Sky Kids Drama As Channel Goes Linear; Prime Video’s ‘The Devil’s Hour’ Renewed For Seasons Two & Three; Eagle Eye Animation; ‘A Cosmology Of Monsters’; Lenny Abrahamson Joins DIFF Board – Global Briefs

Fearne Cotton Behind Sky Kids Drama As Channel Goes Linear British presenter Fearne Cotton is exec producing a Sky Kids drama as the channel launches ad-free on linear TV, moving in the opposite direction to older-skewing BBC kids rival CBBC, which will soon be online only. The Sky Kids channel will roll out to Sky linear TV as a 24 hour channel in February with originals including the Cotton-exec produced My Friend Misty, following an animated character who sets out to build emotional resilience in kids. Misty surprises a group of children in the show with magical visits, helping them to...
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Lenny Abrahamson On ‘Conversations With Friends’ & ‘Normal People’: “They’d Have Attracted A Tiny Audience If They Were Feature Films”

Click here to read the full article. Conversations With Friends and Normal People would have attracted a “tiny audience” if they had been made as features instead of TV shows, according to director Lenny Abrahamson, who said program-makers should trust audiences to enjoy “arthouse TV.” On the eve of BBC Three/Hulu’s Conversations With Friends’ release, the Oscar-nominated Room and Frank director reflected on how the independent film and high-end TV sectors have developed drastically in the past decade, blurring the boundaries and allowing “classical arthouse” to make its way to the small screen. “The wisdom a decade ago was that high-end TV had to be sexy...
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Conversations With Friends: Lenny Abrahamson Cast Joe Alwyn Because Of His ‘Soulfulness’ – Exclusive Image

Ready for your next TV obsession? If, like most of the world, you were completely enamoured with BBC Three’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People back in 2020 (Paul Mescal! Daisy Edgar-Jones! Connell’s chain! The yearning!), we have good news for you. The people who brought you that show – including Room and Frank director Lenny Abrahamson – are back with a new instalment in the Rooney-verse: Conversations With Friends. Adapting the Irish author’s debut the series follows Dublin student Frances (played by newcomer Alison Oliver), her best friend Bobbi (Sasha Lane), and married couple Melissa (Jemima Kirke) and Nick (Joe Alwyn), the latter of which Frances starts an illicit affair with.
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Lenny Abrahamson on Adapting Sally Rooney’s Normal People for TV

When Ed Guiney from Element Pictures first approached me with Normal People I knew, as soon as I’d read it, that I wanted to be involved in making it for the screen. It’s such a beautiful book, which with seemingly effortless simplicity dives deep into the interior worlds of its two main characters. I also knew that it would be difficult to adapt precisely because of how much of the story lives inside Marianne and Connell’s heads.

Interview: gothic horror and film, Lenny Abrahamson

I caught up with Lenny Abrahamson, the Academy Award-nominated director of 2015’s Room. Brie Larson - who plays the woman trapped in an 11' x 11' room with her son (Jacob Tremblay) - won the Academy Award that year for her performance in Room.