Falco has won the 2019 International Emmy® Award for Best Non-English Language US Primetime Program.
The awards were announced at a black-tie ceremony last night, November 25, 2019, at the Hilton New York Hotel.
Falco has been sold to networks including Amazon Prime Video for Latin America, NBCUniversal’s Telemundo for the US, and Turner’s TNT Latin America.
Falco is produced by Spiral International and production powerhouse Dynamo (Narcos, American Made), and features Michel Brown, star of the International Emmy® award winning series Sr. Ávila, in the lead role. The series is showrun and directed by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker, director and screenwriter Ernesto Contreras (Blue Eyelids, I Dream in Another Language, The Obscure Spring, El Chapo), who has a total of 19 International Film Festival wins and 9 nominations.
In Falco, it’s 1994 in Mexico City, and Alejandro Falco is a reputable policeman with a promising future and a young family. However, his perfect world is shattered when he is shot by a mysterious attacker in the line of duty. With a bullet lodged in his head, Falco falls into a coma – for the next 24 years. He awakens in 2018 with no memory of what happened, and to a world he doesn’t recognize – including the internet and mobile phones! But far more devastating is the news that his wife has remarried, and the baby daughter he once knew is now a grown woman.
The only thing he has left is his job, and Falco must find a way to start over and rebuild his life. But he just can’t let it go; he has lost too much to not try and find out who did this to him. One way or another, he is going to get answers – and when he does, someone is going to pay.
Red Arrow Studios International distribute the Falco finished tape and the scripted format worldwide.
The Last Cop scripted format was originally written and developed by Robert Dannenberg and Stefan Scheich and created and produced by ITV Studios Germany for SAT.1, where 60 one-hour episodes have aired. Red Arrow Studios International has distributed the format worldwide, with local versions also including France, Japan and Russia, and a US production is in development by Adi Hasak (NBC’s Shades of Blue) and Universal Television. The Last Cop won Best Scripted Format at the 2017 International Format Awards at MipTV in Cannes.
Also at the International Emmy awards, Checkout! (Kupa Rashit), produced by July August Productions for KAN Israel and distributed by Red Arrow Studios International, was nominated for a Best Comedy award.
The International Emmy® Awards are organized by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.