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DSP builds “Project Interior” for BBC, Netflix

Digital streaming giant Netflix and British pubcaster BBC2 have commissioned Endemol Shine UK’s Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) to develop an interior design competition format. Project Interior (w/t; 8 x 60 minutes) ...
May 1, 2018

Digital streaming giant Netflix and British pubcaster BBC2 have commissioned Endemol Shine UK’s Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) to develop an interior design competition format.

Project Interior (w/t; 8 x 60 minutes) will feature 10 budding designers competing for the opportunity to land a design contract from a prestigious commercial client.

Each episode of the primetime series will see the designers tasked with completing eight weekly challenges as they transform a new space by showing off their design skills, with one designer eliminated each week ahead of the final.

Working in teams, the designers will work under pressure to overhaul real businesses, revamp commercial spaces and restyle family homes. In addition, they will have to manage fellow designers, a team of tradespeople and demanding clients, all while working to exacting specifications and testing briefs.

Project Interior will first launch in its entirety across the BBC before rolling out globally, to all territories (excluding the UK for the first 12 months), on Netflix.

The fact-ent series is executive produced by Donna Clark and Claire Walls, and series produced by Nicky Hammond. It was commissioned by David Brindley and Catherine Catton for the BBC and Netflix.

The series goes into production in early 2019.

“We’re delighted to be working with the BBC and Netflix to bring fresh ambition and scale to the much loved interiors space,” said DSP’s co-MD Donna Clark in a statement. “This exciting new series will be packed with famous faces for the world of design and give real insight into an industry most of us never get to experience.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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