Compelling drama, groundbreaking factual programs and game-changing formats: Red Arrow International’s catalog for MIPCOM 2014 is jam-packed with new and original content.
Commissioned by Amazon Studios and based on Michael Connelly’s internationally bestselling novels, crime series Bosch stars Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch, the LAPD homicide detective who stops at nothing to bring justice to victims of crime. In Sky Deutschland’s first international drama coproduction, 100 Code, a string of mysterious murders is uncovered. Starring Michael Nyqvist and Dominic Monaghan, it is showrun by Bobby Moresco. Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, produced for BBC One, comes to the screen starring Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman and Dame Judi Dench; and our favorite gangster, Steven Van Zandt, returns for a third series of Lilyhammer, Netflix’ first original drama.
Breaking ratings records both sides of the Atlantic in the US and Denmark, extreme social experiment Married at First Sight has continued to capture the hearts of viewers worldwide. The format sees six singletons marry strangers who they meet for the very first time at the altar. Secured by TNT, in Escape Your Life, three couples have the opportunity of a lifetime to pack their bags and start again. An epic worldwide search for the one that got away ensues in Lost in Love for FYI, and in culinary showdown Midnight Feast, home cooks are let loose in a luxurious food hall to cook up the dinner of their dreams with the loser footing the bill. As for quiz shows, we will be launching BBC One’s brand new commission, Decimate, and new interactive contestants-vs-viewers game show, You Against The Nation.
On the factual side, Mata Mata chronicles the lives of young football hopefuls from the favelas on their pursuit to fulfill their dreams, and there are a couple of treats for history buffs in Swallowed by the Sea: Ancient Egypt’s Greatest Lost City and Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered for BBC.
Irina Ignatiew, Managing Director, Global Scripted Distribution: “As we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary, I am absolutely thrilled to present what is an outstanding and star-studded programming line-up, all courtesy of our group and partners around the World. Whether it is gripping crime, romantic comedy or heartwarming family entertainment, we have something for every broadcaster and network.’”
Henrik Pabst, Managing Director, Global Format & Factual Distribution: “We have something for everyone – from great, authentic reality titles to innovative and original quiz shows. Building on the record-breaking success of ‘Married at First Sight’ our catalog this market also features extraordinary new social experiment ‘Escape Your Life’. We have interactive viewer-vs-contestant gameplay in ‘You Against the Nation’ and some edge-of-your-seat viewing with the visually spectacular BBC quiz ‘Decimate’! I for one can’t wait to see these go far!”
Commissioned by Amazon Studios and based on the award-winning crime novels by Michael Connelly, relentless detective Harry Bosch, played by Titus Welliver, follows a trail to a murderer in the Hollywood Hills after a dog brings home a human bone (produced by Fabrik Entertainment for Amazon Studios). Meanwhile in Stockholm, in Sky Deutschland’s first international drama coproduction, 100 Code, NYPD Detective Tommy Conley (Dominic Monaghan) and Swedish detective Mikael Eklund (Michael Nyqvist) uncover the root of a series of grueling murders. Created and directed by Academy Award winner Bobby Moresco (“Million Dollar Baby”), the series is produced by Fabrik Entertainment and Strix Drama AB for Kanal 5 and Sky Deutschland.
In Norway, Season 3 of Lilyhammer, starring Steven Van Zandt (“The Sopranos”), sees more of former mob fixer Frank Tagliano adapting to life under witness protection (produced by Rubicon TV AS and co-produced by Netflix for NRK/Netflix). From the producers of Lilyhammer comes Samurai Security: set in a mall, nothing can stop this dysfunctional crew of cops from striving to maintain law, order and their livelihoods. In Josy Klick, Homicide, country girl Josy moves to Berlin to join the homicide squad (produced UFA Film- und Fernseh GmbH & Co. KG for Sat.1). Falco (produced by Beaubourg Audiovisuel for TF1 and based on award-winning series The Last Cop) returns for a second season, following police officer Alexander Falco, who is shot, falls into a coma and wakes up to a changed world 22 years later. In its second season, medical drama series Remedy (produced by Indian Grove Productions for Global TV) takes a look behind closed doors of the ER of a hospital through the eyes of charismatic Griffin Conner and his eccentric family of overachieving medical professionals.
Boasting Academy Award winning actors Dame Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman, Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot sees Mr. Hoppy (Dustin Hoffman) devise a wildly ingenious plot to win over the love of his neighbor, Mrs. Silver (Dame Judi Dench), involving a cryptic riddle and no fewer than a hundred and forty tortoises. Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot is produced by Endor Productions and written by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer for BBC One.
In the most successful feature film of 2013 in Germany, Suck Me Shakespeer, underqualified and inexperienced Zeki proves himself to be the craziest teacher of all time. By day, he works to bring the unruly class 10B back on track and by night, he secretly digs for his much-needed loot (produced by Rat Pack Filmproduktion and co–produced by Constantin Film).
On the factual side, we have Mata Mata (produced by F24 Film for SWR/ARD) chronicling the lives of young football hopefuls from the favelas on their pursuit to fulfill their dreams; Swallowed by The Sea: Ancient Egypt’s Greatest Lost City (produced by STV Productions for BBC Two), a fascinating documentary about the sunken city of Heracleion; and Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered (produced by STV Productions and Cream Productions for BBC One), a factual unveiling groundbreaking details about Tutankhamun’s life and death.
In extreme social experiment Married at First Sight (produced by Snowman Productions for DR3), we see six singles take the most radical step in finding love yet – they marry a complete stranger. Breaking channel records in Denmark and the US and with straight-to-series pick-ups in more than 15 countries, the format has been commissioned for second seasons on DR1 and FYI. Another groundbreaking social experiment, Escape Your Life (created by Kinetic Content for TNT) sees three couples pack their bags and begin life again in a totally new location. But will the grass truly be greener? In Lost in Love (created and produced by NERD for FYI) heart-broken participants embark on an epic worldwide search for that one person who got away.
Moving onto quiz shows, we will be launching BBC One’s brand new commission, Decimate (created by Hugh Rycroft and co-developed with CPL Productions Ltd for BBC One), in which contestants battle it out to keep a cash wall of potential winnings standing. New interactive live game show You Against the Nation (created and co-produced by STV Productions and Wild Rover Productions for BBC One) pits contestants in-studio against viewers at home.
Following its huge global success (now sold in more than 80 countries), The Taste (created and produced by Kinetic Content for ABC) returns to ABC for a third season. The hit format has famed and celebrated foodies Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain rely solely on their taste buds to find the next great chef. Keeping in the restaurant trend, culinary showdown Midnight Feast (created and produced by NERD for FYI) sees three home cooks let loose in a luxurious food hall to cook up three course dinners with the loser left to foot the bill. My Restaurant Rocks (created and produced by Good Times Fernsehproduktions-GmbH for kabel eins) challenges professional chefs to prepare the best 3 courses of their lives, with everything being rated from the layout of the restaurant to the food itself. In Restaurant X (created and produced by Yellow Film and TV for Nelonen), the dream of running a restaurant comes true for ten contestants who are given 24 hours to do just that!
Safety First (produced and created by SHELTER for VTM) is Emmy award winner Tim van Aelst’s latest hit comedy, following a hopeless but hilarious foursome of friends attempting to run a security firm. The Yacht Party (created and produced by Snowman Productions for TV3), sees 8 strangers live, work and party on a luxury yacht in Croatia, they must take it in turns to host an event but not everyone will make it to the final party.
After acquiring a stake in Collective Digital
Studios (CDS), a leading multichannel network (MCN) with 600 channels, internet sensations The Annoying Orange and Video Game High School (originally created for YouTube) have now arrived in our catalog. The king of comedy, the prince of puns, the earl of irritation, also known as The Annoying Orange (produced by Gagfilms and Collective Digital Studios for Comedy Central), follows the high fructose adventures of Orange and his popular produce pals as they travel through time and space in their fruit cart. Video Game High School (produced by Rocket Jump LLC. for Netflix) sees Brian D. try to navigate the classic dilemmas of high school life and realize his dream of one day playing at the highest level of gaming.