Bad Wolf

Bad Wolf
investment by
Access Entertainment

March 2017

Bad Wolf: Producer of high-end TV and film content for the global television market

"This investment is a fantastic endorsement of our vision for Bad Wolf and the Welsh government’s strategy for the industry. Access Entertainment is a bold and ambitious company who share our appetite for drama of scale. Joining forces with Len Blavatnik and Danny Cohen was absolutely central to our decision. We have had a long and productive relationship with Danny over the years, and Len is a true visionary who immediately understood what Bad Wolf stands for."

Jane Tranter, CEO of Bad Wolf




High-end scripted drama

Offices (UK & US)



Cardiff, UK

High-end drama producer based in Wales and Los Angeles

Bad Wolf, the production company behind the forthcoming TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s epic “His Dark Materials”, was launched in 2015 by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, former BBC drama executives responsible for “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Da Vinci’s Demons.”

In addition to “His Dark Materials”, Bad Wolf is also in the midst of producing “A Discovery of Witches”, based on the bestselling novels by Deborah Harkness, and an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s “Warlord Chronicles", alongside original scripts from some of the most respected writers in the industry.

The Company, which has the support of the Welsh government and is co-sited in South Wales and Los Angeles, produces high-end TV and film for the global television market.

Minority investment for Access Entertainment

Launched in 2016, Access Entertainment is owned by industrialist Len Blavatnik and aims at becoming one of the world's leading independent investors in the entertainment media sector.

Led by former director of BBC Television Danny Cohen, Access Entertainment has taken a 24.9% stake in Bad Wolf in March 2017.

This investment provides Bad Wolf with further support to fast-track its already burgeoning scripted productions and grow its business globally.

Stella EOC acted as sole advisor to Bad Wolf.