Lucy Dyke, creator of ‘Black Mirror‘, will lead a Manchester-based operation, focusing on the development and creation of scripted projects from the region. A fast-growing production powerhouse founded by a sister, Jane Featherstone, Stacey Snyder, and Elizabeth Murdoch that has produced shows such as Chernobyl, Gangs of London, and Giri / Haji, is launching a new unit based in Manchester.
Northern Sister, announced Wednesday, will focus on the development and production of high-end scripted projects from the north of England and establish relationships with writers, producers, and creative talents from other cities including Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, and Bradford. The new operation will be led by Black Mirror producer Lucy Dykes, who will be working for season two for her BBC / AMC legal drama The Split after joining the company after working with Sister.
Dyke will also continue to work with teams based in London and LA, developing their own projects in the area. Dykes is currently working on several new screenplay projects with Featherstone and Sister executive producer Chris Fry. “I am delighted to establish a permanent home here in the North, continuing the long-standing relationship with Jane and the extraordinary team at Sister,” Dyke said.
“This is an exciting opportunity to recognize the need to collaborate with exceptionally talented creatives in the region and beyond and to create more opportunities outside London. Didi is a fantastically empowered company that always puts great stories first and I can’t wait. To find out what we can do together. ”
Jodi Featherstone, who also serves as Sister’s Chief Creative Officer for London: “I am thrilled Sister can support and encourage Lucy’s ambitions in the North. We share our passion and shared partnerships with Want to drive to continue collaborating. Outside, to connect and develop emerging voices with the UK ”
Sister is currently producing in the Amazon series The Power, based on Naomi Alderman’s hit novel. It is Going to Hurt to BBC / AMC and is adapted for Adam’s Kay Bestseller, and HBO / Sky from Landscapes, starring Olivia Colman which also builds for her. Own south of river paintings. On the film side, Sister is working on the recently announced Be Ges biopic with Graham King and Paramount directed by Kenneth Branagh.