Show of the Week


Show of the Week: Don’t Stop the Music

Don’t Stop the Music is heart-warming social experiment format and a social impact campaign rolled into one. It follows the progress of children from an underprivileged school as a music program is introduced into their lives. With many educational institutions currently neglecting the subject due to a lack of resources, the format tries to highlight why […]

Show of the week: Temptation Island

Banijay is set to reboot this dating classic for 2019, five years after it last broadcast in the US. This time the 11 x 60-minute format promises tweaks for the digital age and “new layers of psychological depth”. In case you missed it the first time, the rules of the format dictate that four couples […]

Show of the Week: An Ordinary Woman

An Ordinary Woman is a “grounded” series from Russia with a “breathtaking” performance from Series Mania award-winner Anna Mikhalkova, according to Cineflix Rights’ senior VP of global scripted co-productions Julien Leroux. It follows Marina (Mikhalkova), a seemingly ordinary woman and florist who owns a brothel business as a side gig. Marina’s balance between her day-to-day and […]

Show of the Week: The Talent Project

Endemol Shine format The Talent Project promises to change the lives of amateur singers in 100 days. The format takes a group of diverse contestants – whose backgrounds range across age, experience and talent – and offers them intensive training at the Talent Project Academy under the guidance of top coaches who help them navigate […]

Show of the week: Hidden

Distributor: Banijay Rights Producer: Yellow Bird Channel: Viaplay/TV3 Concept: A man declared dead after a tragic fall comes back to life, only to find he is part of an otherworldly group that can never die Supernatural thriller Hidden originates from Modern Times Group-owned Nordic streaming service Viaplay, the home of such international hits as Black […]

Show of the week: Football Genius

Distributor: Hat Trick International Producer: Hat Trick Productions Channel: ITV (UK) Concept: A football comedy quiz show testing fan knowledge Bolstered by England’s performance in the World Cup, football is back in the UK in a big way –if it was ever gone, that is. ITV’s logic is that regardless of how seriously people take the game, there’s a […]

Show of the week: The Heist

Distributor: Endemol Shine International Producer: Shine TV Broadcaster: Sky One (UK) Concept: Eight citizens tipped off about an abandoned treasure must hide it from detectives for two weeks. Hunted producer Shine TV is back with another factual thriller that needs to be seen to be believed. Set in a small market town in Yorkshire, The […]

Show of the Week: Gulperi

Turkey’s latest drama tells the story of Gulperi, a woman who faces oppression from various patriarchs in her life and struggles to find a more positive path. Misfortune defines Gulperi’s life. She loses her first love Kadir because of an oppressive father, to then go on and marry a man who dies in Syria on […]

Show of the Week: The Pier

Spanish romantic thriller The Pier originates from Esther Martínez Lobato and La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) showrunner Álex Pina, who signed a global overall deal with Netflix earlier this summer. The eight-part series – which also stars Casa de Papel’s Álvaro Morte – is for Spanish SVOD Movistar+ and will receive its world premiere […]

Show of the week: Trigger

Trigger warning: The Sreda Film-produced drama is a clear indication of the premium content beginning to originate from Russia. Set to have its world premiere screening in Cannes next month, the 15 x 60-minute Channel One Russia drama follows Artem, a Moscow-based psychologist who practices a “provocative therapy” cure in which he confronts patients with […]

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