New Pictures was established by Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls in 2013 to produce high-quality television drama for the UK and International markets.
New Pictures produced two of the top 5 UK drama launches of 2020. True-crime drama DES was the top UK drama launch of the year with a consolidated audience for episode 1 of 10.9 million - ITV’s biggest new drama series launch since 2006. Psychological thriller THE DECEIVED broke records at Channel 5, doubling its primetime viewership, and was the channel’s second biggest drama launch of 2020. True-crime drama WHITE HOUSE FARM garnered a consolidated average of over 8 million, ITV’s third most watched drama of the year. THE SPANISH PRINCESS, season two of which launched on Starz in October, had the biggest gain in demand of any programme in the US in its first week. Last year, political thriller COBRA was Sky One’s biggest drama launch since May 2017.
In its early years of operation, New Pictures produced two seasons of the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated THE MISSING for BBC One & Starz, and two series of INDIAN SUMMERS for Channel 4 & WGBH. More recent productions include RELLIK, a crime thriller for BBC One & Cinemax; REQUIEM, a supernatural thriller for BBC One & Netflix; THE INNOCENTS, a shape-shifting love story for Netflix Originals; and the Golden Globe-nominated CATHERINE THE GREAT, a sweeping historical epic starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke for Sky & HBO.
New Pictures is currently in production on series two of COBRA for Sky One. Upcoming projects include DALGLIESH, an adaptation of P.D. James’ bestselling Inspector Dalgliesh detective novels for Acorn & Channel 5 starring Bertie Carvel, and THE YORKSHIRE RIPPER (w/t), a six-part true-crime drama for ITV written by George Kay (CRIMINAL) and directed by Paul Whittington (WHITE HOUSE FARM, LITTLE BOY BLUE).
Between them, the New Pictures Executive Team have produced or commissioned over a thousand hours of high-quality and frequently award-winning drama, working with every major UK broadcaster and with Netflix, HBO, Cinemax, WGBH, CBS, Starz, MTV and Showtime in the USA.
New Pictures is part of the All3Media Group www.all3media.com