See-Saw Films has launched new high-end scripted production label fanboy run by Heartstopper EP Patrick Walters.
The label’s first project is the recently announced Sweetpea commissioned for Sky Atlantic which is in production in the UK.
Directed by Ella Jones and starring Ella Purnell, Sweetpea is adapted by Kirstie Swain from the darkly comic YA novel by CJ Skuse.
Fanboy’s TV output will be executive produced by Patrick Walters alongside Helen Gregory, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman for See-Saw Films.
See-Saw’s recent television output includes two seasons of Slow Horses for Apple TV+, The Essex Serpent for Apple TV+, and Heartstopper for Netflix.
See-Saw’s films include Jane Campion’s The Power Of The Dog, Lion, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, and The King’s Speech.
See-Saw has two joint venture production companies: I Am That – with creator/director Garth Davis (Lion) and Picking Scabs – with writer/showrunner Samantha Strauss (The End).
See-Saw has also invested in Tom Winchester’s TV company, Pure Fiction alongside talent agency Hamilton Hodell.
Walters said: “Over the last ten years at See-Saw, I’ve been lucky enough to develop a variety of stories to screen as limited or returning television series. The constant between these projects has always been the passion, creativity and mutual obsession of their creative teams. I’m so excited to continue making shows with this kind of conviction and heart, matched with the best creative talent out there, and to do so as part of the See-Saw family. The darkly delicious Sweetpea is the perfect project to kick off the fanboy journey.”
See-Saw Joint Managing Directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman said: “Patrick is a hugely talented executive producer, with a passion for unearthing and supporting some of the most vibrant voices in our industry today. We are thrilled to announce fanboy, and its first project Sweetpea, and to continue our successful relationship with Patrick through this label.”