Red Arrow Studios Int’l takes global rights to CBC’s ‘Plan B’ remake

Patrick J Adams

German distributor Red Arrow Studios International has acquired global distribution rights to the upcoming English-language remake of French-Canadian anthology drama Plan B.

Produced by KOTV for CBC in Canada, the series will star Patrick J Adams (Suits) and Karine Vanasse (Cardinal, Pan Am) and is based on the French-language series of the same name, which was also produced by KOTV for Séries+ and ICI Radio-Canada.

The 6 x 60-minute remake is a psychological drama following a man on a desperate and relentless quest to save his relationship – and by extension, his whole world. It will debut in winter 2023.

Jean-François Asselin and Jacques Drolet, who wrote the original version, return to pen this new adaptation alongside Lynne Kamm.

CBC’s version marks the third remake of Plan B, which also has local versions in France on TF1 and in Belgium on Streamz. Season four of the original French-Canadian version is currently in production for Radio-Canada and its digital platform Extra.

Rodrigo Herrera Ibarguengoytia, senior scripted acquisitions & co-productions manager at Red Arrow Studios International, said that the anthology series has “the flexibility to be adapted into a variety of different genres – from romance to crime to family drama – and resonate with a wide audience in any territory.”

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