Disney + Defines Scripted Projects in UK – Deadline

Disney + has unveiled a roster of scripted originals in the UK, teaming up on projects with the producers behind Kill Eve, Gentleman Jack, and The night manager.

Drawing on American originals including WandaVision, the new eight-part shows will play across Disney + and Star, the international adult brand of the streamer, which is part of the Disney + menu.

All three projects include a Disney + BAFTA winner swashbuckling adventure Gentleman Jack writer Sally Wainwright, produced by Lookout Point and titled Renegade Nell’s Ballad; Star Heist Series Guilty, written by J Blakeson (I care a lot) and produced by Stephen Garrett of Character 7, who directed The night manager; and Sid Gentle Films’ Extraordinary, a Star comedy series from the talented new Emma Moran.

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Here are the loglines for each:

Renegade Nell’s Ballad
When accused of murder, Nell Jackson is forced to a life of road theft, along with her two orphaned sisters Roxanne and George. Helped by a brave little spirit called Billy Blind, Nell realizes that fate has put her on the wrong side of the law for a reason, a reason much bigger than she could ever have imagined, a reason. which extends to Queen Anne and beyond, to the struggle for power that rages on the battlefields of Europe. Produced by Sally Wainwright, Faith Penhale and Will Johnston of Lookout Point, supported by BBC Studios, it will be an elegant, witty and surprising adventure from one of the UK’s most acclaimed series creators.

Guilty follow what happens after a heist, when the crew split up, but are targeted by a killer one by one. An intelligent thriller created and directed by J Blakeson, produced by Stephen Garrett (Cancellation; The night manager), and produced by Morenike Williams (Kill Eve). Guilty is a production of Character 7.

A Star Original comedy series from talented new Emma Moran follows Jen, a self-aware young woman who lives in a world where everyone has superpower… except her. From BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy and Peabody Award winning production company Sid Gentle Films, this is a fresh and innovative comedy about being young and finding your feet in a confusing world, so that everything you will be will be “ ordinary ”. Extraordinary is a celebration of the anti-superhero, giving people permission to embrace their overall well-being. Extraordinary is produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris (Kill Eve) and Charles Dawson, and created by Moran, a remarkable early writer with a very distinctive voice.

The series builds on the list of European originals previously announced by Disney +, as well as a British series announced earlier this week with David Beckham, titled Save our team. They were commissioned by Liam Keelan, vice president of original content and director of screenwriting Johanna Devereaux.

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