Producer Hannah Pescod and actor-writer Tom Hollander have reteamed to launch UK-based indie Bandstand Productions with the aim of building a boutique slate of drama projects. The duo previously collaborated on BBC Two comedy Rev, which Hollander co-created and starred in. Pescod produced the first two seasons before becoming executive producer on Season 3. The series won the Best Sitcom BAFTA in 2011.
The Bandstand slate will include original ideas from writers with whom Pescod and Hollander have pre-existing relationships, and the duo will also seek out new talent while creating projects themselves and eyeing adaptations of classic and contemporary novels. The intent is for Hollander to feature on screen in some of the projects.
He is next up in BBC/AMC’s John Le Carré adaptation The Night Manager, and features Tulip Fever for The Weinstein Co and Andy Serkis’ The Jungle Book: Origins for Warner Bros. He recently wrapped shooting on Hat Trick Productions’ and The Weinstein Co’s ITV drama Doctor Thorne, which is penned by Downton Abbey‘s Julian Fellowes.
Pescod previously worked at Hat Trick and Big Talk. Her other credits include developing ITV sitcom The Job Lot.