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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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