Canneseries unveils 10-strong drama line-up


Canneseries has unveiled a 10 strong drama competition line-up for its third edition, which runs alongside MipTV from March 27-April 1.

The TV drama festival’s competition includes world premieres for Norway’s Atlantic Crossing, German/Chilian co-production Dignity (pictured above), Danish/French co-pro Kidnapping, Israeli dramas Losing Alice and The Grave, Swedish series Partisan and Top Dog, and Finnish drama Man in Room 301.

Also playing in competition is Apple TV+’s BBC Studios produced comedy Trying, as well as the international premiere of Russian drama 257 Reasons To Live.

Hollywood producer Gale Ann Hurd (The Walking Dead, Aliens, Terminator) will preside over the international jury while Battlestar Galactica’s Jamie Bamber heads the short form competition jury. David Hasselhoff is the festival’s guest of honour and actors Judith Light and Sydney Sweeney will be awarded career awards.

“With its first two editions, Canneseries offered a preview of series that went on to become major global events when they aired internationally (Vernon Subutex, When Heroes Fly, Killing Eve, Years and Years to name just a few). Canneseries’ aim is to showcase creative, daring and innovative series in all formats in the magical setting of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes,” said Albin Lewi, Canneseries artistic director.




257 Reasons To Live, Russia, 13×23’ (Season 1) – International Premiere

Creation: Alexey Lyapichev

Direction: Maksim Sveshnikov

Production: Yellow, Black and White,Start, Super Production

Broadcaster: Beta Film GmbH


Atlantic Crossing, Norway, 8×54’ (Season 1) – World Premiere

Creation: Alexander Eik

Direction: Alexander Eik

Production: Cinenord in co-production with Beta Film Sales : Beta Film GmbH

Broadcaster: NRK


Dignity, Chile/Germany, 8×52’ (Season 1) – World Premiere

Creation: Maria Elena Wood, Patricio Pereira

Direction: Julio Jorquera

Production: Story House Pictures and Invercine & Wood in co-production with Chilean television fund CNTV, MEGA

Sales: Red Arrow Studios International

Broadcaster : Joyn (Germany), MEGA (Chile)


Kidnapping, Denmark/France, 8×45’ (Season 1) – World Premiere

Creation: Torleif Hoppe

Direction: Kasper Gaardsøe

Production: Nordisk Film, FrenchKiss Pictures, TV2 Danmark, ARTE France Sales : Newen Distribution

Broadcaster: TV2, ARTE, NRK, YLE, SVT RUV̈


Losing Alice, Israel, 8×45’ (Season 1) – World Premiere

Creation: Sigal Avin

Direction: Sigal Avin

Production: Dori Media Darset Sales : Dori Media International

Broadcaster: HOT


Man In Room 301, Finland, 6×45’ (Season 1) – World Premiere

Direction: Mikko Kuparinen

Production: Warner Bros. Television, Wall to Wall

Sales: About Premium Content

Broadcaster: Elisa Viihde


Partisan, Sweden, 5×45’ (Season 1) – World Premiere

Creation: Amir Chamdin & Fares Fares, based on an original idea of Mauricio Molinari

Direction: Amir Chamdin

Production: Warner Bros. ITVP Sverige AB, Johanna Wennerberg

Sales: Federation Entertainment

Broadcaster: Viaplay


The Grave, Israel, 8×52’ (Season 1) – World Premiere

Creation: Omri Givon

Direction: Omri Givon

Production: Drama Team, Federation Entertainment

Sales: Federation Entertainment

Broadcaster: Keshet Broadcasting


Top Dog, Sweden, 8×45’ (Season 1) – World Premiere

Creation: Veronica Zacco, Jens Lapidus

Direction: Molly Hartleb, Alexis Almström

Production: Filmlance, TV4/C MORE, ZDF and ZDF Enterprises GmbH

Sales: ZDF Enterprises GmbH

Broadcaster: ZDFneo, TV4 Sweden


Trying, United Kingdom, 8×30’ (Season 1) – Premiere

Creation: Andy Wolton

Direction: Jim O’Hanlon

Production: BBC Studios

Original Content: Apple TV+



The Walking Dead: World Beyond, USA, 10×60’ (Season 1) – International Premiere

Creation: Scott M. Gimple, Matt Negrete.

Production & Sales: AMC Studios

Broadcaster: AMC (USA, Canada), AMCNI (AmLat, Ibéria), Amazon Prime Video (rest of the world)


Upload, USA, 10×30’ (Season 1) – International Premiere

Creation: Greg Daniels

Direction: Greg Daniels, Howard Klein

Production: Amazon Studios, Greg Daniels & Howard Klein

Broadcaster: Amazon Prime Video


All The Way Up, France, 10×30’ (Season 1) – Special Theater Screening

Creation: Franck Gastambide, Charles Van Tieghem, Xavier Lacaille, Giulio Callegari Direction: Franck Gastambide, David Diane

Production: Mandarin TV

Sales: Canal+

Diffusion: Canal+



The Mandalorian | USA – 8×30’ (Season 1) – Special Theater Screening

Creation: Jon Favreau

Direction: Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard, Taika Waititi

Production: Lucasfilm

Broadcaster: Disney+



The Bureau | France – 10×50’ (Season 5) – World premiere

Creation: Eric Rochant

Direction: Eric Rochant, Jacques Audiard, Anna Novion, Samuel Collardey, Mathieu Kassovitz

Production: The Oligarchs Productions, Federation Entertainment

Broadcaster: Canal+





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