The Letter For The King

The Letter for the King, based on the classic Dutch book by Tonke Dragt, was commissioned as a Netflix Original for their family & kids division, adding to the growing roster of kids and family original shows.

After a 6 month shoot on location in New Zealand and the Czech Republic, the show launched into Netflix top ten lists across the globe on 20th March 2020. On launch, it became the most watched programme on the platform in New Zealand, Australia, Benelux, Czech Republic, Russia, and Africa, and reached no. 4 in the UK and no. 6 in the US.

Will Davies (“How to Train Your Dragon”, "Puss in Boots” ) adapted the novel and showran the series for the SVOD service; Paul Trijbits ("Saving Mr. Banks") and Will Davies executive produced.

Tonke Dragt’s medieval adventure novel was first published in 1962. Combining elements of classic fairy tales and legend, it has since been published in 25 languages, sold over a million copies, and won numerous awards including the only once awarded Griffel of Griffels. This classic medieval adventure novel, its universal themes and Tonke Dragt’s compelling style of storytelling continues to enthrall readers of all ages. In 2014, the book was translated into English and published by Pushkin Press in the U.K. to great critical acclaim.

Set across three kingdoms, the story follows a teenage squire, Tiuri, who embarks on a perilous mission to deliver a secret letter to the king. The task takes him on an epic and dangerous adventure as the fate of the kingdoms lie on his shoulders.

"'Game of Thrones’ for young adults... Packed with quests, prophesies and plucky characters, this new fantasy series is tremendous fun. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️" - The Financial Times. Read the review here.

"Netflix's new YA epic" - MTV.  Read the review here.

Read the IGN review here.

Cast includes: Amir Wilson as Tiuri (His Dark Materials, The Secret Garden), Ruby Serkis as Lavinia (The Serpent), Thaddea Graham as Iona (The Irregulars), Islam Bouakkaz (After Life) as Arman, Jack Barton (Grantchester) as Foldo, Jonah Lees as Jussipo (Tale of Tales), and Nathanael Saleh as Piak (Mary Poppins Returns).

With: Emilie Cocquerel (The New Legend of Monkey), Yorick van Wageningen (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Gijs Blom (Suspects), Jakob Oftebro (Lilyhammer), David Wenham (Lord of the Rings), Kemi-Bo Jacobs (McMafia), Ken Nwosu (Sticks & Stones), Peter Ferdinando (Ghost in the Shell), Tawfeek Barhom (The Looming Tower), David Wilmot (The Crown), Omid Djalili (His Dark Materials), and Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings).

Streets Of Darkness

It’s 17 years after the Bradford riots in 2001 and ex BNP leader Lucas Dwight is released from prison. Mere days after, the biggest Asian festival in Bradford is set to take place and recently elected Muslim MP, Shakheel Ahmed is found murdered. Charged with the task of using his unique detective methods to find the killer, recently suspended Sikh DI Harry Virdee has 24 hours to traverse Bradford’s criminal underworld and figure out whether Dwight is the culprit or whether something far more sinister is at play before simmering racial tension threatens to tear the city apart once again.

As much a sociopolitical commentary as an exploration of a crime, STREETS OF DARKNESS based on author A.A Dhand's critically acclaimed crime thriller, vividly evokes the dark underworld of contemporary Bradford and sheds light on a relatively unknown landscape.

"A tense slice of neo-noir that has won Dhand comparisons to both BBC's 'Luther' and HBO's 'The Wire'." - The Observer review.

Client Earth

Our planet lacks the laws to keep it safe and those laws we do have are feebly enforced. Every new year is the hottest in human history, while forest, reef, ice, tundra, and species are disappearing, it is easy to lose all hope. Who will stop the planet from committing ecological suicide?

Step forward a fresh breed of passionately purposeful environmental lawyers. Client Earth is a documentary about an unlikely but true titan of our time: James Thornton. James is a fierce environmental lawyer and zen Buddhist, who has for the past 3 decades fought some of the biggest cases against the largest organisations in the world, and won...

He stands at the head of Client Earth, a global movement of lawyers who have pioneered using the law to defend the planet. Their mission is to launch legal challenges to those corporations, governments and individuals who contribute to the destruction of the natural environment and to hold powerful lawbreakers accountable when no-one else will.

Based on the book CLIENT EARTH by Martin Goodman & James Thornton.

Northern Lights

NORTHERN LIGHTS is a thrilling crime drama and emotional love story set in a secluded Swedish colony in the woods of northern Maine. Investigative journalist Björn Brisman and his son seek a fresh start by returning to the town where he was a teenage exchange student. There he's reunited with his high school crush, Amy, the former vivacious prom queen whose life has forever been changed by tragedy. As Björn starts digging into the thirteen-year-old mystery of her missing child, the case becomes painstakingly personal. His investigation elicits a nuanced mystery told through two timeframes: the freezing cold winter of 2006 – when a boy disappeared and a village decided to take the law into their own murderous hands, and the blazing hot summer of 2019 – when this tightly woven web of lies is ripped apart.

 

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

In the slums on the outskirts of a sprawling Delhi, nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality cop shows in the house he shares with his family. Jai dreams of a carefree life in the “hi-fi” district, the apartment blocks for the rich overlooking their slum, which stand in stark contrast to the impoverished but tight-knit community in which he lives. However, when their classmate from school goes missing, Jai seizes the chance for a bigger life and with Pari and Faiz forms “The Djinn Patrol”.

The three of them venture out wielding their detective skills, through the rattle-tattle energy and mouth-watering smells of the city, to the dangerous rubbish ground and as far as the railway station at the end of the Purple Line. But children continue to vanish, and the trio must confront terrified parents, an unsympathetic police force and soul-snatching djinns in order to uncover the truth. As the disappearances edge ever closer to home, the lives of Jai and his friends will be altered forever.

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line is a deeply touching, vibrant debut novel from author Deepa Anappara, inspired by her years of investigative real-life journalism. Read this article for more about Deepa.

Read the Washington Post review here.

Read the New York Times review here.

 

Based on the novel by Deepa Anappara.