BBC Studios Showcase will feature production panels offering insights into the making of the newest shows as well as the chance to see the latest footage, straight from the cutting room as well as full-length screenings and new promos.
BBC Studios has announced the star-studded agenda for its 46th annual Showcase, an exclusive, invitation-only event, which will take place from February – March 2, 2022.
Building on the success of Showcase 2021, this year BBC Studios will bring the latest projects from British creatives direct to global customers in a digital format, enabling full participation in Showcase 2022 wherever they are and at a time that suits them.
The three-day event will give global customers the opportunity to discuss early-stage projects and ideas with leading British creatives and producers from both indie partners and Studios production teams to create the hits of the future.
The event will feature genre sessions highlighting the rich slate of premium content on offer to acquire or partner, alongside industry-leading insights. The broadcast-quality sessions will be hosted by BBC Studios executives and established presenting talents such as Claudia Winkleman, Clara Amfo and Anita Rani, and will provide exclusive access to programme-makers and the most in-demand creative talent: Sally Wainwright will give an exclusive insight into the third and final series of Happy Valley; the producers of Dynasties II will provide access to on-location filming for the upcoming natural history landmark; Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hizli will introduce their new comedy thriller; Romesh Ranganathan will present the first look at his upcoming comedy series, Avoidance; Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn will talk about their new crime drama Blue Lights; Nicôle Lecky will reveal what to expect from her new drama MOOD; Bash Doran and director John Crowley will discuss bringing Kate Atkinson’s celebrated novel Life After Life to screen; and Lee Mack, comedian and UK host, will talk with co-creators of Magnum Media’s new gameshow format, The 1% Club.
There will also be an in-depth session exploring the upcoming landmark from BBC Studios Natural History Unit, Frozen Planet II. Eleven years since the first series, the production team will share exclusively on-location footage highlighting how the series will take viewers to unexpected places and introduce new and charismatic characters.
Showcase 2022 will also hear from the BBC’s most influential decision-makers, BBC Director-General Tim Davie and BBC Studios CEO Tom Fussell, alongside Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer, who will discuss future content trends and the creative direction of the BBC.
Louise McNab, Director of Content Sales at BBC Studios, said: “In a time of continued uncertainty there is one thing that our global customers can be assured of – a BBC Studios slate packed with world-class programming, spanning every genre to meet their needs. We have the latest projects from the industry’s most sought-after talent and can’t wait to present them, alongside exciting creative ideas in the early stages of development. With a fantastic response to our event last year, we are working hard to match-make customers with creatives based on their content needs and to ensure every moment with us will be time well spent.”
Among the new shows on the slate for BBC Studios Showcase are Life After Life, Happy Valley Series 3, The Birth of Daniel F Harris w/t, Chivalry, Silent Witness: HISTORY Series 25, Comedy Thriller from Daisy May Cooper and Selin Hezil, The Outlaws Series 2, Avoidance, I Hate You, Louis Theroux’s Forbidden America, Frida, Frozen Planet II, Dynasties II, Spectacular Earth, Top Gear S32, Bluey Series 3, and Surprize Fund.