Show of the Week

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 […]

Show of the week: The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco

Following on from the success of Bletchley Circle, the new eight-part series moves the codebreaking action to California where two of the original cast members continue to solve murder mysteries with fellow problem solvers. Arriving at MIPCOM for the first time, Bletchley Circle: San Francisco follows four women, with extraordinary decryption skills, years after secretly […]

Show of the week: Chop Chop Ninja

Chop Chop Ninja started its early life as a games app, eventually gaining over 20 million downloads and a development treatment. “We wanted to extend the brand to new platforms and create completely new stories which kids could enjoy, and the response has been excellent,” says GoldBee’s MD, Christophe Goldberger. Children aged six-nine have already […]

Show of the week: Giant Hubs

Giant Hubs is a 6 x 60’ minute series that showcases some of the world’s biggest transportation hubs that hold international travelers as they make their ways to far flung destinations every minute of the day and night. “Everyone has been to an airport, has sent a post card or has bought a product from […]

Show of the week: The Coronation

For the first time the Queen discusses her Coronation, which took place 65 years ago this year, in a special by Atlantic Productions and FremantleMedia International (FMI). “What we get to see is a Queen who is highly knowledgeable, but who also has a great sense of humour and wit,” says Anthony Geffen, CEO of […]

Show of the week – Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World

Christiane Amanpour has built an illustrious career interviewing global power players and reporting from war-torn countries, and here she looks to get a global perspective of our closest relationships. “Sex & Love Around the World discusses taboo topics in a very accessible, entertaining and enlightening way,” says Lizzie Fox, VP of CNN original series. “The […]

Show of the week: Royal Wives of Windsor

As the buzz settles from May’s Royal Wedding, TV execs are asking themselves how they can preserve an audience that followed Prince Harry, and former Suits star Meghan Markle, from engagement to ceremony. With 8.7 million viewers tuning into the wedding on the BBC alone, there is certainly a crowd to please. With this in […]

Show of the week: To The Ends of the Earth

Looking at topical issues from China to California, DCD’s wide-ranging title explores how to tackle worldwide problems and connect nations to resolve these issues. “No film has attempted to join the dots between population growth, climate change and over-consumption. This triple threat sits behind many of our current news stories – from armed conflict to […]