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China calls ‘Line Of Duty’ as sixth season goes global

Chinese streamer Pumpkin Film and Spain’s Movistar are among companies to have picked up rights to the sixth season of hit cop drama Line Of Duty. The show, which is sold by ITV Studios (ITVS), was recently acquired by BritBox in North America and is now also heading to TVNZ in New Zealand and KT Corp […]

Show of the Week: Libertad

Issues of liberty and freedom lie at the heart of this period drama, set in early 19th-century Spain, and following the story of Lucia “La Llanera”, who is released from prison after 17 years, along with Juan, the son she bore behind bars. Incarcerated following a showdown that led to the supposed death of Juan’s […]

Beta Film takes global rights to AMC, Movistar+ drama ‘La Fortuna’

Germany’s Beta Film has picked up international distribution rights to Movistar+ and AMC’s drama La Fortuna, which marks Oscar-winning director Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Others, The Sea Inside) first venture into TV series. La Fortuna, which stars Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones, Hunger Games) and Clarke Peters (The Wire), is based on the true-to-life discovery in […]

Show of the Week: Hierro

Returning for a second season, the new run of this Spanish-French mystery drama picks up several months after the island of El Hierro was rocked by a series of murders. Local businessman Díaz, the initial suspect, may have been cleared by the newly arrived magistrate Candela last season, but his struggles are far from over, […]

MIPCOM Drama round-up: Raft of deals for Navarro adaptation; Lagardère to take ‘Troubled Waters’ global; ‘Shepherd’ travels to Hungary and Poland

Raft of deals for Navarro adaptation Broadcasters across Europe, Latin America and the US have acquired the Movistar+ original drama Tell Me Who I Am, following deals with distributor Beta Film, ahead of its international premiere at MIPCOM Online+. Norway’s NRK, Denmark’s DR, YLE in Finland, Portugal’s RTP, Forthnet Group for Greece and Cyprus, HBO […]

Nine Network, Movistar+ strike pre-sale deals for BBCS’s ‘Perfect Planet’

Nine Network in Australia, Movistar+ in Spain and public broadcasters across the Nordics have all struck pre-sales deals for BBC Studios’ new blue chip natural history series A Perfect Planet. The five-parter is produced by Silverback Films for BBC One in the UK and US partner Discovery, with China’s Tencent Penguin Pictures, ZDF in Germany, […]

Show of the Week: Tell Me Who I Am

With a globe-trotting story spanning from the 1930s to the 1990s and action taking place in Madrid, Moscow, London, Buenos Aires, Rome, Paris and Berlin, across the decades, it isn’t hard to see how this new adaptation of Julia Navarro’s 2010 best-seller Dime Quién Soy (aka Tell Me Who I Am), would have far-reaching appeal.  […]

AMC and Movistar+ partner for Amenábar series

Spain’s pay-TV service Movistar+ and AMC Studios in the US have teamed up to produce an original series from Oscar-winner Alejandro Amenábar. The as-yet-untitled six-part adventure thriller will be the TV directorial debut for Amenábar who has been behind such movies as The Others and The Sea Inside. He is also co-writing the show alongside […]

Telefónica, Atresmedia launch joint studio to take Spanish drama global

Spanish telco Telefónica and commercial broadcaster Atresmedia have been given the greenlight by the European Commission to launch a new studio joint venture focused on creating Spanish-language programming. Buendía Estudios is a 50:50 JV between the pair and will focus on producing content in Spanish for the global market. The two companies said that Buendia […]

Spain’s Movistar+ links with Telemundo in US for ‘Dime Quién Soy’

Banijay Group-owned Spanish prodco DLO Producciones, Telefónica-owned SVOD service Movistar+ and NBCUniversal’s broadcaster Telemundo are collaborating on an adaptation of Julia Navarro’s novel Dime Quién Soy (Tell Me Who I Am).  The 9 x 50-minute original scripted series will be released this autumn and will air on Movistar+ in Spain and Telemundo in the US. […]

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