Fremantle has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Oscar-winning production company Fabula Pictures.
The deal will see Fremantle collaborate with Fabula to develop a slate of original English and Spanish dramas. Fremantle will distribute the projects worldwide.
Fabula’s team will work with Fremantle’s global drama, EVP and creative director, Christian Vesper, and Fremantle’s president of scripted for North America, Dante Di Loreto, to develop a range of English and Spanish language projects.
Fremantle and Fabula are currently working together on La Jauria, an eight-part Spanish language psychological thriller directed by Lucia Puenzo.
Fabula was founded in 2004 by Pablo Larrain and Juan de Dios Larraín (pictured left and right). Last year, the film and TV series producers won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, alongside Sebastián Lelio for A Fantastic Woman.
Fabula’s previous projects include Natalie Portman’s Jackie (2017 Academy Awards Nominee), Neruda (2016 Golden Globe nominee), No (2013 Oscar nominee), The Club (2015 Golden Globe nominee) and the recently reimaged Lelio film Gloria as Gloria Bell starring Julianne Moore, John Turturro and Michael Cera.
“Working with world-class storytellers is key to Fremantle’s scripted strategy and Fabula have an impressive track record of producing high-end, groundbreaking projects. This key relationship perfectly complements our existing partnerships which have successfully strengthened our prime-time scripted presence around the world,” said Jennifer Mullin, CEO, Fremantle.
“We believe in the importance of the Latin American creative community and can’t wait to take Fabula’s vision to a global audience that are hungry for authentic content.”
Pablo Larraín added: “We’re proud to join such a great company that are devoted to the best in universal content, and most importantly, the highest quality TV on the planet. This couldn’t be better.”