Launches new scripted, formats and factual series at MIPTV including Lice Mother, Man’s First Friend and Code to Love.
Red Arrow Studios International is heading to this year’s MIPTV to launch a broad slate of top rated new shows across scripted, formats and factual genres, from a host of award-winning creators.
Red Arrow Studios International’s scripted slate includes hilarious new comedy Squinters (6 x Half Hour), a freewheeling commuter comedy produced by Jungle Entertainment for ABC Australia in association with Screen Australia and Create NSW, featuring an impressive cast including Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook).
Also at MIPTV is the highest rating new show in the Netherlands – comedy series Lice Mother (10 x Half Hour and scripted format) from BING Film & TV for AvroTros/NPO3 (The Netherlands). With audiences of over 5.2 million viewers and a 40% market share, the comedy has become NPO3’s most watched show ever, and has been recommissioned for a second season. Lice Mother is set in a primary school – a mini-society with its own playground rules, competitive parents, strange teachers, and the lowest of volunteer jobs: checking the kids for head lice.
Other scripted highlights include new crime series Falco (Mexico) (15 x 1 hour), produced by Dynamo (Narcos) and Spiral International for Amazon in Latin America, based on the award-winning scripted format The Last Cop; bold, feel-good and successful comedy drama Sense of Tumour (8 x 1 Hour), produced by Sylvester and VRT for EEN/VRT (Belgium), about how a near-death experience can teach you how to live; and acclaimed, and Emmy-nominated series Bosch (40 x 1 Hour), back for its fourth season produced by Fabrik Entertainment for Amazon Studios, and starring Titus Welliver.
In factual, Red Arrow is launching epic new blue-chip 4K primetime documentary Man’s First Friend (1 x 2 hour or 2 x 1 hour). Combining natural history, science and anthropology Man’s First Friend explores the enduring relationship between humankind and dogs, and how the two species have co-evolved together. From acclaimed, Emmy® award-winning showrunner Fred Fougea and production company Boreales, this stunning documentary in 4K is a compelling and definitive look at man’s relationship with dogs.
Also at MIPTV is For the Love of Spock (1 x 2 Hours), an affectionate feature documentary about Star Trek’s iconic character and the actor who played him for nearly fifty years, Leonard Nimoy; and Beat N Path (1 x 70′ or 3 x Half Hour) produced by Studio SV, which follows international hip-hop star Lupe Fiasco as he journeys through China exploring his passion for martial arts.
Red Arrow’s formats slate for MIPTV includes Code to Love, a smash-hit new Danish reality experiment that uses the power of big data to crack the code to love. Produced by Drive Studios for DR3 (Denmark), a nation’s happiest couples are surveyed, to understand what makes their relationships so successful. Then using this data, and advanced computer technology, the show constructs a nations ‘code to love’ – a unique algorithm that can be applied to match singles.
Also, ground-breaking and timely reality format State of Hate from Snowman productions, the creators of Married at First Sight, for Kanal 5 (Denmark), that looks to end the bitter rivalries between groups of people divided by hate, through a series of intense challenges; and radical new reality format Buying Blind created by Kinetic Content, and produced by Snowman Productions for TV3 (Denmark), that sees a family who can’t decide what house to buy, put their life-savings in the hands of experts to purchase them a home – without ever having seen it!