'Inbetweeners' Creators Launch Production Company Fudge Park
Iain Morris and Damon Beesley unveil the film and TV production company after previously running Bwark.
The Inbetweeners co-creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley on Monday unveiled the formation of film and television production company Fudge Park.
Joining them as co-founders are Simon Wilson, Phil Gilbert, Mark Lesbirel and Leo Martin. The duo previously previously led U.K. production firm Bwark, which will be part of a larger entity after the recent merger deal between Banijay and Zodiak.
They said that Fudge Park already has secured TV commissions from the BBC and U.K.'s Channel 4, with further details expected soon. The new company also has struck a distribution and development deal with BBC Worldwide, which will oversee the global sales of Fudge Park's TV shows and formats.
The company said it plans a slate of comedy films that is under development, allowing Morris and Beesley to continue to produce, write and direct following the big-screen success of The Inbetweeners Movie and its sequel.
Said Morris and Beesley: "We’re very sad to have left Bwark behind us, but we’re incredibly excited about our future. With the formation of our new company Fudge Park we’re pleased to be expanding our creative output with the help of our new partners. We look forward to announcing our commissions shortly, which will give you a real flavor of the projects you can expect from Fudge Park."
The Inbetweeners Movie was released in 2011 and brought in more than $71 million at the U.K. box office. The sequel marked Morris and Beesley’s film directorial debut and made $55.7 million in Britain.