Federation secures distribution rights to Italian thriller

Federation Entertainment has acquired the global rights to distribute Don’t Leave Me (Non Mi Lasciare), an 8 x 50 minute Venetian thriller from Paypermoon Italia and broadcaster RAI.

Set against the backdrop of Venice’s canals and lagoons, the Italian language drama focuses on the brutal murder of a child.

The central character is police deputy commissioner Elena Zonin, a single mother who returns to Venice to manage the homicide department. She works alongside Nicola Vianello, a detective who is her polar opposite personality-wise.

The show is written by Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli, whose credits include hit show Gomorrah together with US writer Gideon Yago (The Newsroom, Narcos and Quantico).

Episodes will be shot in Venice and Rome during autumn 2018 – winter 2018-2019, with delivery expected in mid-2019.

Based in France, Federation Entertainment has built up a strong slate of dramas from Europe and Israel in recent years.

Other titles on its books include French drama Marseille (pictured), Scandinavian thriller Bordertown, Israeli series Hostages and German financial thriller Bad Banks. Undercover, a 10 x 50’ series from Belgium, was in the Canneséries Official Selection.

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