In an unusual tie-up between two traditional rivals, BBC Studios and ITV Studios have signed a pact to co-produce dramas for the Indian market.
The one-of-a-kind deal will involve the two companies adapting four dramas from ITV Studios: Gold digger, Sticks and stones, Trauma, and 35 days. BBC Studios will also explore remakes in the regional Tamil and Telugu markets.
BBC Studios India is used to launching projects in the country. He adapted Criminal justice and Doctor Foster for Disney-owned streamer Hotstar, while also working on an Indian version of the Idris Elba series Luther.
Giles Ridge, SVP of Script Formats at ITV Studios, said, “We have carefully curated the portfolio and believe there is a real opportunity to find the right talent and partners to bring proven success to a new base of. fans. There is a real demand for this type of material, not just in India but in Indian speaking communities around the world.
Sameer Gogate, Managing Director of BBC Studios India Productions, added: “British dramas are really resonating with Indian audiences, as we have seen with the success of Criminal justice and Doctor Foster and will see with these dramas from ITV Studios, which have all the compelling story twists you could hope for.