Banijay U.K. Snaps Up ‘Peaky Blinders’ Producer Caryn Mandabach Productions, Teases ‘Future Chapters’ for Cillian Murphy Show

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Published Time: 06.06.2024 - 17:31:35 Modified Time: 06.06.2024 - 17:31:35

Banijay U.K. has acquired “Peaky Blinders” producers Caryn Mandabach Productions Limited (CMP) for an undisclosed sum.

CMP was founded by legendary producer Caryn Mandabach, who has developed and produced U.S. shows including “The Cosby Show,” “Roseanne,” “3rd Rock From The Sun” and “That ’70s Show.” She has now inked a separate first-look development and producer deal with Banijay U.K. under the umbrella Conduit Productions.

As part of the acquisition, going forward CMP will change its name to Garrison Drama Limited while its slate of projects and back catalogue, from future shows and spin-offs to brand ventures resulting from CMP-owned IP – including the recently-announced “Peaky Blinders” movie – will transfer to Banijay U.K. According to the company, “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight has “has plans for future chapters of the ‘Peaky Blinders’ universe.”

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CMP creative director Jamie Glazebrook will stay with CMP/Garrison Drama and Banijay Rights will continue to distribute the company’s output.

Mandabach remains attached as a producer to the upcoming “Peaky Blinders” movie alongside Knight, Cillian Murphy and Guy Heeley.

“Caryn Mandabach is one of the legends of the U.K./U.S. drama markets and Banijay has been hugely privileged to work with her over the years (throug -

h ‘Peaky Blinders’ co producer Tiger Aspect and via Banijay Rights), especially on the global phenomenon that is ‘Peaky Blinders,’” said Patrick Holland, CEO of Banijay U.K. “Steve Knight’s truly unique vision found a similarly maverick spirit in producer partner Caryn and the series redefined TV drama. We are so excited to be announcing that Caryn’s company, CMP, is being fully acquired by Banijay, and are delighted that she’s agreed to a separate development deal with us and we look forward to future collaborations.”

Mandabach said: “As a serial entrepreneur, I have fortunately been able to help conjure up and maintain rights in hits that resonate with global audiences. ‘Peaky’ was such a show. And imagine my delight in being able to work with Cillian Murphy for ten years! I know that Patrick and everyone at Banijay are fully aware of the power of this franchise, and they will continue to expand upon the intrinsic value of this uniquely wonderful IP. With Conduit, I look forward to partnering with Banijay on new and equally thrilling ventures.”

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