Marlowfilm Productions secures funding for development of eight-part drama series We, The Drowned, based on the novel by Carsten Jensen.
Currently in late stages of development, the TV project based on Carsten Jensen’s best-selling novel, will be directed by Danish born Hollywood-based Mikael Salomon, episodic director of Steven Spielberg’s Band of Brothers, and multi-awarded cinematographer (The Abyss). Norway’s experienced writer Jan Trygve Røyneland handles the screen adaptation.
The epic historical TV series will focus on a group of men on the high seas and the women and children who await their return amidst the deepest betrayals and unexpected loves, from the sun-bleached Caribbean to distant Australia, from mystic Shanghai to glittering New York.
Chris Stewart, Commercial Director at Banijay Rights, said: “We’re very pleased to be partnered with MARLOWFILM Productions on this exciting new drama from Mikael Salomon, one of the industry’s most renowned and respected directors. We, The Drowned is the perfect example of a local story with a truly global appeal, focusing on timeless and universal themes of adventure, love, desire, grief and the passage of time, which we know will strike a chord with international audiences.”
Deborah Marlow, Creative Producer at MARLOWFILM Productions added: “We are fortunate to have a wealth of gorgeous material to work with and an immensely dedicated and talented team to nurture it. Having the visual prowess of Salomon, the linguistic eloquence of Trygve, and the support from Banijay Rights is quite the cocktail. We couldn’t be more excited.”
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Thank you and goodbye to all the cast and crew on Gentleman Jack. It’s not always easy to merge working cultures at such a frenetic pace but you did it with grace. All 200 plus of you. It felt a bit brutal at times (especially if you were wearing a corset for 10 hours or got a twig in your eye) but I hope it was worth the career experience for the rest of you. Months of preparation have resulted in some gorgeous sets which you’ll have to wait until the HBO premiere to see but you can look forward to it. Thanks also to the lovely people at Lookout Point for your trust and support. Now everyone go home to your families and get some sleep.
We are honoured and absolutely delighted that Banijay Group is supporting our project at MIPCOM this week bringing it one step closer to a reality. We are fortunate to partner with director Mikael Salomon and writer Jan Trygve Røyneland to enrich Carsten Jensen's amazing book into an international drama series. Baby steps eventually lead to a marathon. ... See MoreSee Less
Carsten Jensen’s bestselling historical saga “We, the Drowned” is being adapted for TV, and prolific director and cinematographer Mikael Salomon (“Band of Brothers”) is on board. Salomon will direc…
Marlowfilm is now hiring for a UK produced TV series shooting in mid-November. If you have a hole in your schedule this fall and looking for a unique experience with a highly ambitious UK crew please email email@example.com. There is a lot of availability for qualified, experienced film crew members with fluent english language skills. We are seeking positions in all departments in 2nd and 3rd assistant positions. All HOD's plus 1 are coming from the UK. (And all intern positions are taken.) We welcome seekers and adventurers to come on aboard. www.hbo.com/gentleman-jack... See MoreSee Less