LONDON. September 19, 2019: Red Arrow Studios International has secured a deal with M6 Group in France for its sexy, funny drama Bad Mothers (8 x 45’) and high-octane conspiracy thriller Departure (6 x 45’). Bad Mothers will air on Téva and Departure on W9 and 6TER.
Produced by Jungle Entertainment and Filthy Productions for Nine Network (Australia) and TVNZ (New Zealand), Bad Mothers follows a group of modern women juggling life’s big issues: love, family, careers, infidelity…and murder! Departure is centred around the shock disappearance of Flight 716 and stars Emmy® Award winner Archie Panjabi and Academy Award® winner Christopher Plummer. The series is produced by Shaftesbury and Greenpoint Productions in association with Corus Entertainment for Global (Canada).
Bo Stehmeier, president, Red Arrow Studios International said: “We’re delighted M6 has come on board for both Bad Mothers and Departure. With Departure’s fast-paced storyline and top-class cast, and Bad Mother’s amusing exploration of the joys and perils of modern motherhood, we’re confident both series will resonate with audiences in France.”
Bad Mothers has already been sold to territories including the UK, Middle East and Africa, while sales of Departure include to broadcasters in the UK, Germany, Spain and Poland, among others.
About Bad Mothers:
Sarah’s seemingly perfect life as a local GP, loving wife and doting mother comes crashing down the moment she discovers her husband Anton is having an affair with her best friend Charlotte. Suddenly, Charlotte turns up dead, and Anton is arrested for her murder.
As Sarah’s life spirals out of control, she finds unlikely support from a ragtag group of mums called ‘The Bad Mothers Club’. Sarah finds herself drawn into the chaotic worlds of her new friends; Danielle the outgoing mum who needs more in her life; Bindy, the wild child party mum; and Maddie, the fierce mum battling with a difficult child and an acrimonious custody battle.
There’s just one thing stopping Sarah from leaving the mess of her old life behind her; Anton swears he’s innocent. Now Sarah will have to add ‘detective’ to her already lengthy list of jobs if she is to clear her husband’s name.
Departure is a high-octane conspiracy series that follows the mystery of Flight 716 – a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Following the mysterious crash, recently widowed, brilliant aviation investigator Kendra Malley, played by Emmy® Award-winner Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), is called in to investigate by her former boss and mentor Howard Lawson, played by Oscar® winner Christopher Plummer (All The Money In The World). With the whole world watching, Kendra and her team race to pinpoint the missing aircraft and locate possible survivors. They must battle through a host of suspects and motives, from pilot suicide and terrorism, to politically motivated murder and systems failure to determine what really happened to Flight 716 – and to stop it from happening again.
The deals were concluded by Tobias Schulze, VP Sales for France and German-speaking territories at Red Arrow Studios International.
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About Red Arrow Studios International
Red Arrow Studios International is a world-leading TV distributor of scripted, formats and factual shows from a global network of in-house production companies, outstanding third-party producers and digital-content partners.
Led by Bo Stehmeier, with offices in Munich, London and Los Angeles, Red Arrow Studios International co-produces and finances global entertainment, and distributes acclaimed content to over 200 territories worldwide.
Red Arrow Studios International is part of Red Arrow Studios, which is comprised of 20 production companies in seven territories; digital studio, Studio71; and film distributor Gravitas Ventures. Red Arrow Studios is a ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE company, one of Europe’s leading media groups.