Now this IS a very English partnership. Dominic Treadwell-Collins is to launch a new scripted label within ITV Studios.
Treadwell-Collins is the executive producer behind the multi-award winning A Very English Scandal and his label, which has not yet been named, will be based out of ITV Studios’ London HQ.
The label will focus on creating high-end returning series for the UK and international market, building on ITV Studios’ burgeoning scripted slate and stable of world-class producers.
Working with both new and established talent, Treadwell-Collins will be showrunner across his own projects, as well as executive producer on all shows produced by the label. International distribution will be handled by ITV Studios.
Treadwell-Collins has an enviable track-record in the production of drama. At Blueprint Pictures, he put together and oversaw A Very English Scandal, written by Russell T Davies, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.
A Very English Scandal garnered critical acclaim on BBC One last year as well as being recognised at the Baftas, Rose D’Or, Golden Globes and Emmy Awards.
Julian Bellamy, MD ITV Studios, said: “I have long been an admirer of Dominic’s creativity and storytelling, as exemplified by the award-winning A Very English Scandal.
“We have always said that we want to work with the best producers in the business and I’m delighted that he is launching his new label with us.”
Treadwell-Collins said: “I’m very excited finally to be returning to the ITV family after my first job in television on Midsomer Murders twenty years ago.
Back to the coal face
“I’m looking forward to getting back to showrunning and being at the creative coal face again with my own label, making television with the audience, as always, at the heart of everything I do.”
Prior to Blueprint Television, Treadwell-Collins was Executive Producer of BBC’s EastEnders for four years, where he revitalised the show, winning BAFTA, RTS, NTA and Soap Awards.
He created the iconic Carter family and the long-running Who Killed Lucy? storyline which culminated in the show’s 30th Anniversary Live Week, making a piece of television history as the show broke records with over 20 million viewers tuning in across the week.
Previously, he was Head of Development at Lovely Day, which was under the Kudos umbrella, where he developed ITV’s Grantchester and Patrick Gale’s Man In An Orange Shirt.