Drama Republic is a leading independent television production company specialising in high quality TV drama, established in 2013 by Greg Brenman, Roanna Benn and Jude Liknaitzky. The company hit the ground running with Doctor Foster, The Honourable Woman and My Mad Fat Diary. BBC One’s Doctor Foster was the highest-rating new show of 2015, scooping up Broadcast Awards, National Television awards, and Suranne Jones’ BAFTA for Best Female Performance. It is being adapted in multiple territories. Hugo Blick’s The Honourable Woman for BBC/Sundance TV starred Maggie Gyllenhaal and scooped up multiple awards including the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the RTS awards. The award-winning My Mad Fat Diary was made for E4 in association with Tiger Aspect.
Drama Republic then went on to make Wanderlust for BBC One, starring Toni Colette; Black Earth Rising, a co-production between BBC 2 and Netflix starring Michaela Coel; a second acclaimed series of Doctor Foster, and Pure, an adaptation of the bestselling memoir by Rose Bretécher, for Channel 4.
In the autumn of 2020 Drama Republic brought the BBC an adaptation of David Nicholls’ bestselling novel Us starring Tom Hollander, alongside the BBC One ensemble drama Life by Mike Bartlett both of which were critic and viewer favourites. 2021 saw the release of the Netflix Original series The Irregulars written by Tom Bidwell to much public acclaim.
Currently Drama Republic is producing Hugo Blick’s next show, which stars Emily Blunt for Amazon and the BBC. In addition to the adaptation of Sara Collins’ award-winning novel The Confessions of Frannie Langton for ITV, also in the pipeline is a multi-episodic series adaptation of One Day by David Nicholls with BAFTA Award-winning writer Nicole Taylor as lead writer and showrunner for Netflix.