Red Arrow Studios International is heading to MIPTV 2022 with a varied slate of new titles from award-winning creators across scripted, formats and factual programming.
Leading the company’s scripted offering is Plan B (18 x 60’), a gripping and intimate psychological drama produced by KOTV for SériesPlus and ICI Radio-Canada (Canada). In this anthology series, each season follows the story of an individual who employs the services of mysterious agency, Plan B, that has the power to return them to the past and potentially alter the future, with unexpected consequences.
Further scripted highlights include German dramas The Friedmanns (8 x 45’) and Message from Mom (8 x 45’). Produced by Redseven Entertainment for RTL / RTL+ (Germany), The Friedmanns is a moving and inspirational drama about a family beset by tragedy but determined to rebuild their lives. Message from Mom is a bittersweet comedy drama produced by Pyjama Pictures for SAT.1 (Germany), which sees a family accompanied through their grief by the recorded messages left by their late mother.
Also on the slate is season three of the high-octane conspiracy drama Departure (6 x 60’), which returns for a new instalment focusing on the mysterious sinking of a sea ferry bound for Newfoundland in Canada. Season three is produced by Shaftesbury and Pope Productions, in association with Corus Entertainment, Starlings Television and Red Arrow Studios International for Global (Canada) and stars Archie Panjabi, who reprises her role as Kendra Malley, alongside Kris Holden-Ried, Karen LeBlanc and Mark Rendall. Eric McCormack and Jake Weber also join the cast for this third season.
On the formats front, Red Arrow Studios International will be pre-selling My New Mystery Job, a radical new reality format in which a group of participants who are bored or burnt-out at work sign up for a career change by quitting their jobs and committing to spending six months trying a new role – without even knowing what it is! Created by Stepping Stone Productions for NPO3 in The Netherlands, this first commission is in production and will launch in Q3 2022.
Other Red Arrow formats include the high stakes new gameshow Bet Your Lucky Stars, in which contestants bet on the general knowledge and surprising skills of celebrities to help them win big. The format is created by Kinetic Content and originally produced by Redseven Entertainment for ProSieben (Germany). Also available is the new primetime physical gameshow The Stacking Show, which is also originally produced by Redseven Entertainment for ProSieben and sees teams of two battle against the clock, over eight rounds, to stack a range of everyday items and win a huge cash prize.
Factual highlights include Bloody Boston (4 x 60’), a fresh take on the tribal world of Boston organized crime, from the infamous fugitive ‘Whitey’ Bulger to brutal Irish gang wars, FBI corruption and brazen heists, produced by Half Yard Productions for Reelz (US) and season two of The Weekly: Special Edition (6 x 60’) – a powerful collection of standalone, premium documentaries driven by the unparalleled journalism and insight of The New York Times. The series is produced by The New York Times and Left/Right for FX and Hulu (US).