BBC One to produce new cop drama for 2013

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BBC One has made a deal with Red Planet Pictures to produce a new primetime cop drama for their channel. “Do we really need yet another crime show?” you may be asking yourself. Well, BBC One and Red Planet Pictures producers think so.

Red Planet Pictures and BBC One are already working together on another show, “Death in Paradise”, which is currently in post-production of its second season. It seems the collaboration between the two is going well enough so far.

The new show will follow a covert police department that is forced to push the boundaries and make tough decisions to fight crime when the legal system fails. It will be called “By Any Means”, and has been commissioned for six 60-minute episodes to go into production in 2013.

“By Any Means” will be executive produced by Red Planet Pictures producers Jordan and Belinda Campbell and BBC will provide producer Poly Hill from their side. Writers of the series have been credited for television series such as “Strike Back”, “New Tricks”, “Silent Witness” and “Ashes to Ashes”.

As there is yet to be a cast or directors assigned to this show, for now we will have to use our imaginations for who will fill the roles of hard hitting cops and criminals and hope that it has something unique to offer from all the other crime dramas already on the air.

- Belinda Campbell
- BBC one

Written by: harrisr
Nov 23rd, 2012, 1:37 am


Message Posted On Nov 27th, 2012, 12:28 am
Indeed, yet another UK procedural (as I've just wrote 2-minutes ago - we get it, your cops don't carry guns!) *** I, at least, would much rather the resources going to expand 'Luther' to eight episodes from the expected four for this upcoming season (four is too little for a season, anyway!)...
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