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Fox TV Studios strikes development deal with Rec creator

Fox Television Studios, the cable production arm of the News Corp backed studio, has struck a development deal with Rec writer and director Paco Plaza for one hour horror drama Hamelin.

The series will be developed in Spanish for Spanish broadcasters and Plaza will also work to adapt the project in English for the US market.

The deal was struck by Diego Suarez, senior vice president, programming, Fox Television Studios, who heads the company’s international division.

The move is FtvS’ latest move into the international business. President David Madden told TBI earlier this year that it was developing a number of series based on Scandinavian formats.

Hamelin, which is inspired by the Pied Piper fairytale, follows a team of FBI agents as they try to solve the disappearance of five children gone missing after a trip into woods.

Suarez said: “Fox TV Studios is actively expanding its development internationally, and we are thrilled to be able to work with one of Spain’s most imaginative filmmakers and creative forces.”