BBCWW brings Mitchell & Webb to MIPCOM

BackBBC Worldwide (BBCWW) will bring a line-up of talent to MIPCOM to launch its scripted slate including Back’s David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

The broadcaster will also bring in James Norton (War and Peace), Juliet Rylance (Days and Night) and writer Hossein Amini to introduce McMafia, as well as Peep Show pair Mitchell and Webb to launch Channel 4 comedy Back.

BBCWW director of scripted Liam Keelan said: “It’s fantastic to have such an amazing and varied slate at MIPCOM this year.

“Only BBC Worldwide could have this range of shows, including Hossein Amini’s McMafia, Abi Morgan’s The Split and Simon Blackwell’s Back. It’s set to be one of our busiest and rewarding markets and we’re really proud to be hosting such a strong line-up of on and off-screen talent.”

The BBC’s commercial arm will be hosting an event for six-part drama The Split, with award-winning writer Abi Morgan (The Hour) and executive producer Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch) at MIPCOM.

The Last Post from writer Peter Moffat (The Night Of), will also feature on the scripted slate. A sales has been confirmed to Australia’s pubcaster the ABC recently.

Ahead of MIPCOM, BBCWW has also licensed drama Three Girls to Franco-German public broadcaster Arte.