Miss Scarlet And The Duke
ShinAwiL are Irish producers of this Element 8 production for the A+E Networks Intl.
Miss Scarlet And The Duke follows the fortunes of Eliza Scarlet (Kate Phillips) who, after her father dies, is left penniless in a time where marriage is her only option for financial security. But the headstrong Eliza is determined to find another way and, luckily, she has an ace up her bonnet – her father’s business, a private detective agency. Eliza knows all the tricks of the trade but as a genteel 19th century lady she’s never been allowed to put them into practice. To operate in this man’s world, she needs a male partner. Step forward Detective Inspector William Wellington (Stuart Martin) of Scotland Yard, who is also known as The Duke: he’s a drinker, gambler and womaniser. Eliza and The Duke strike up a mismatched, fiery relationship with an underlying sexual tension as they team up to solve crime in the murkiest depths of 1880’s London.
Airing on PBS Masterpiece, January 2021.
ShinAwiL is providing production services in Ireland and Northern Ireland for this Dutch production from Pupkin.
From 1988 to 1990 the borderland of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany is plagued by a series of bloody attacks in the name of the IRA, the (Provisional) Irish Republican Army. A car bomb in Dusseldorf: 4 casualties. A liquidation in Oostende: two casualties. In the Dutch towns Roermond and Nieuw Bergen: two casualties.
Cees Verhagen – born and bread in the Southern Dutch province of Limburg – is on his way to the top of the police force in The Hague as an intelligence specialist after having served on board a submarine in the Dutch navy. The attacks in his home region hit him hard, as does same the mess the Secret Service and the police seem to be making. For months Cees has been pushing his chief for a specialized IRA desk in Limburg. A taskforce headed by himself could streamline the collaboration between the different countries in order to finally end these pointless acts of violence. As a man with quite a bit of influence, Cees now finally gets what he wants.
Release on Netflix and NPO: TBA
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Development & Upcoming Productions
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into human allies, in order to fight the evil that has taken hold of her father’s village.
In partnership with CCI Entertainment with support from the BAI and CMF.