Red Planet Pictures is a dynamic and truly independent TV production company. Founded by renowned showrunner Tony Jordan, we have creativity at our core, and are currently building on our growing success in drama with a push into factual programming.
Christmas 2015 saw the launch of our 20 part series Dickensian which reimagines the character and stories of Charles Dickens. Acclaimed by critics and audiences, reviews include:
5***** "One feels that the Master would have approved"
5***** "ingeniously conceived, handsomely crafted"
5***** "If, like Oliver Twist, you find yourself wanting more, you're in luck"
'Fast paced action with thrilling twists and turns"
2016 also sees the return of BBC1 favourite Death in Paradise which last year enjoyed record-breaking audiences which peaked over 9 million viewers. The show goes from strength to strength, selling to over 200 territories.
New productions for 2016 include Hooten & The Lady, an 8 x 60' family adventure series for Sky 1 currently being shot in South Africa and locations worldwide and Motown musical Stop! In The Name Of Love, a 4 x 60' drama for BBC1.
The new Red Planet factual unit was founded at the end of 2015 and aims to produce innovative and arresting documentary, factual entertainment and specialist factual series and events for broadcasters around the world. We currently have a variety of factual projects under consideration at BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Channel 5 and Sky, and are about to go into production with our first factual commission - a series for a major UK broadcaster.