ViacomCBS (VCBS)-owned streamer Paramount+ has acquired spy thriller Mirage for the Nordics and Latin America, as have local Middle Eastern and North African VCBS Networks International (VCNI) streamers, following multiple territory deals with distributor Cineflix Rights.
The 6 x 60-minute series was originally produced by Connect3 Media and Lincoln TV in partnership with Wild Bunch Germany for France Télévisions, ZDF Germany, Bell Media Canada, and Super Channel Canada, last year. It was the first drama series made for The Alliance, a pubcaster pact formed by France Télévisions, ZDF Germany, and Rai Italia.
Louis Choquette directs the series, which was created and written by Franck Philippon, Bénédicte Charles and Olivier Pouponneau. It tells the story of Claire (Marie-Josée Croze), who is trying to start over in Abu Dhabi with her son Zach and husband Lukas (Hannes Jaenicke). But her new life is thrown into chaos when she discovers that her late husband Gabriel (Clive Standen) is still alive.
The series has previously sold to SBS Australia, AMC Networks Iberia, and Marjan in Iran.
“Mirage is an English-language series with an exciting cast and creative team who have captured the attention of buyers around the world that are looking for a high-quality international spy thriller set in exotic locations,” said James Durie, head of scripted at Cineflix Rights.
“We are delighted that Paramount+ will be joining Mirage’s other broadcast partners as the series continues its international roll out.”