The British broadcaster and U.S. streamer will co-produce Lockerbie, a factual drama that may discover the joint investigation into the 1988 crisis by means of Scottish and American government.
Pan Am Flight 103 was once en path from Heathrow to JFK when a bomb exploded in its hang over the small Scottish the city of Lockerbie, killing 270 other folks. It was once the worst terror assault ever on British soil.
Line of Responsibility manufacturer International Productions is making the six-part collection, which was once to start with advanced by means of MGM Tv and Night time Teach Media along filmmaker Adam Morane-Griffiths.
The BBC and Netflix fee comes greater than a 12 months after Sky and Peacock got here in combination to greenlight a separate collection, additionally titled Lockerbie. The undertaking was once intended to premiere this 12 months however has been not on time amid persevered construction.
Jim Sheridan, the Oscar-nominated director of My Left Foot, and daughter Kirsten Sheridan are writing the Sky/Peacock collection, which is focused on a circle of relatives’s seek for justice. Carnival Movies is generating.
Jonathan Lee, the novelist in the back of Top Dive, is writing the BBC/Netflix drama along Gillian Roger Park (The Younger Offenders), a Scottish screenwriter who will pen two episodes.
They’re going to draw on intensive interviews completed by means of Morane-Griffiths, who spoke to Scottish police and U.S. investigative companies. The collection may even read about the bombing’s affect at the other folks of Lockerbie.
Michael Keillor (Highest Pursuits) will direct. The Govt Manufacturers are Simon Heath and Roderick Seligman for International; Steve Stark and Stacey Levin for Toluca Photos; Adam Morane-Griffiths, Sara Curran, Herbert L. Kloiber, Keillor; and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC. The Co-Govt Manufacturer is Joe Hill.
Netflix drama commissioner Mona Qureshi stated: “The instant we learn Jonathan’s pilot script, knowledgeable by means of Adam’s meticulous analysis, we understood that this group had discovered some way into those occasions this is epic and intimate, native and world, private and political. The devastation wrought at the evening of twenty first December 1988 continues to reverberate during the a long time.”
BBC commissioner Holmes added: “Now we have the fitting group in position to inform this bizarre tale with the best of care, ensuring the collection displays the devastating occasions of that evening, the advanced and far-reaching investigation that adopted and the impact it had on all those that misplaced family members.”