Studio21, the C21-backed fresh talent development producer, has announced the 21-strong shortlist of projects bidding for a £10,000 development prize through its annual Drama Series Script Competition.

Script Angel was honoured to read and evaluate the hundreds of submissions received from some of the world’s most exciting emerging writers.

The 21 longlisted projects are:

Babython by Georgia Fotou
Buried by Declan Dineen
Clitorati by Jess Edwards
Death in the Family by Alex Mathias
Dépaysement by Ella Wilson
Eye to Eye by Jenny Takahashi Stark
Hatter by Simon Garlick
I Am Bird Gurl by Laurence Turnbull
Invisible by Carolyn Saunders and Shelagh McLeod
Liability by Dan Nixon
Nashaa by Jas Kandola
Next Door by James Topham
Palm Trees for Peckham by Marlek al-Habib and Neet Mohan
Running in Heels by Domante Urmonaite and Martynas Mendelis
Sacrificial Lambs by Salim Allybokus
Shadowlands by Russel McLean
The Bastard Prince by Abraham Adeyemi
The Small Print by Natalie Ekberg
The Supernatural Midwife by Jemma Gill
The Truth by Tobias Hussey
Uncommon People by Katey Michaeledes

Six finalists will be selected from the longlist to pitch their projects at Content London.

The winning writer will receive £10,000 from Studio21 to option the project and acquire the script. Studio21 will further develop the project in association with the writer to take it out internationally.

Previous winners now have their shows in development with Studio21 and leading co-producer partners.

The six finalists will be announced on November 1, 2022.

The Studio21 Drama Series Script Competition is produced in association with C21Media, Content London and Script Angel.

You can find out more about Studio21 by visiting the Studio21 website.

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