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NPO, VRT & WDR link with Wild Bunch on dystopian drama ‘Arcadia’

NPO in the Netherlands, Belgium’s VRT and German broadcaster WDR/SWR have linked up with European distributor and producer Wild Bunch TV on a sci-fi thriller set in a dystopian future. Arcadia (8 x 45 minutes) is being produced by Helen Perquy and Philippe De Schepper, with the latter attached as creator alongside Bas Adiraensen. The show picks up after a […]

Sales round-up: Cineflix Rights unveils MIPCOM slate; Topic takes ‘Catching A Killer’; Netflix Germany, Movistar Plus+ VRT pick up Van Gaal doc

Cineflix Rights unveils MIPCOM slate UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights has announced the key titles leading its MIPCOM slate this year, including scripted drama Last King Of The Cross. Helium Pictures’ 10 x 60-minute series stars Tim Roth and Lincoln Younes and charts the rise of a poverty-stricken immigrant with no education, no money, and no […]

ABC in Oz, NRK & VRT among those to ‘Evolve’ with Abacus docuseries

The ABC in Australia, NRK in Norway and VRT in Belgium are among a slew of companies to have picked up Patrick Aryee’s wildlife and tech docuseries Evolve. The 6 x 60-minute show, sold by Abacus Media Rights (AMR), was produced by Beach House Pictures for streamer Curiosity in association with Blue Ant Media. Deals […]

HBO Max Lat Am & Canal+ Group among global deals for UK true crime drama ‘Deceit’

HBO Max and the Canal+ Group are among broadcasters across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America to have acquired UK-based Story Films’ true crime drama Deceit. Having debuted on Channel 4 in the UK last month, the four-part series is being distributed by All3Media International, which has signed deals for the show with HBO Europe […]

Drama round-up: Amazon acquires ‘Bahnhof Zoo’ amid raft of sales; BBC’s ‘Uncle’ gets South Korean remake; VRT & ARTE check ‘Lost Luggage’

Amazon acquires ‘Bahnhof Zoo’ amid raft of sales Amazon Prime Video has acquired coming-of-age drama series We Children From Bahnhof Zoo for streaming in a number of territories, as part of a raft of distribution deals struck by Fremantle. The Constantin Television and Amazon Studios production, co-produced by Wilma Film in the Czech Republic and […]

Netflix & Belgium’s VRT order ‘Diamonds’ drama from De Mensen, Keshet Int’l

Netflix and Belgian pubcaster VRT have joined forces to commission Diamonds, an eight-part crime drama set in the heart of the world’s largest diamond district. The show has been co-created by Yuval Yefet (Fauda, Line In The Sand) and Rotem Shamir (Hostages, Line In The Sand) and will be co-produced by Keshet International (KI) and […]

Australia’s Network Ten to remake human interest format Taboo

Australian broadcaster Network Ten has commissioned distributor Lineup Industries and Sydney-based Lune Media for Taboo, a human-interest format originally created for Belgium’s VRT. In Taboo a famous comedian tests the boundaries of comedy and good taste. They perform a unique routine which in each show challenges a subject judged too taboo to laugh at. The difference […]

Netflix boards ZDF thriller Tabula Rasa

Netflix has launched ZDF Enterprises’ psychological thriller series Tabula Rasa on its platform. The 9×50 series will air globally, with the exception of Germany, the UK and France ,where Netflix has a second window for the series. Tabula Rasa is about a young woman with memory loss, who is the only key in a mysterious […]

Netflix lines up Benelux & Colombian originals

SVOD service Netflix has commissioned its first original series from Colombia and the Benelux region. In Latin America, it is working with Narcos producer Dynamo to create a currently untitled detective drama, while Undercover is a Belgian-Netherlands coproduction. The Colombia series will go into production in summer 2018, and follows a young detective and her […]

Worldwide touts drama sales ahead of Showcase

BBC Worldwide has shopped several of its drama series to buyers, including SS-GB to RTL in Germany and War and Peace to an SVOD service in Russia. SS-GB, which was a key title at Showcase last year, launched on BBC One last night in the UK. The alternative history drama has been acquired by RTL Pay, […]

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