COMMISSIONED BY FX IN ASSOCIATION WITH HULU, THE SERIES IS PRODUCED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES AND LEFT/RIGHT
MUNICH. September 25, 2018: Red Arrow Studios International, the distribution division of Red Arrow Studios, has secured global rights to distribute the forthcoming New York Times series “The Weekly”.
Produced by The New York Times and Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, “The Weekly” has been commissioned by FX, which has first-run North American rights, in partnership with Hulu, which is the exclusive streaming home for new episodes of the series the day after air. FX has committed to a minimum of 30 episodes, with the series scheduled to premiere in 2019.
Red Arrow Studios International will launch the series to the international market at MIPCOM 2018.
Henrik Pabst, President of Red Arrow Studios International, said: “’The Weekly’ is set to be a landmark narrative news series for 2019, and will deliver compelling U.S. and international stories that go beyond the news, and reveal the workings of one of the world’s great news organizations. In a time of intense debate around the world about the role of a free press and the relationship between press and politics, we are honoured to be distributing this show internationally and taking it to global audiences on behalf of The New York Times, Left/Right and its partners.”
Sam Dolnick, assistant managing editor, The New York Times, said, “The mission of The New York Times is to help people understand the world. By partnering with FX and Hulu, now with Red Arrow Studios International, we are excited to bring quality, original journalism to the largest possible audience.”
“The Weekly” will be a narrative documentary news program that includes one or two of The Times’s biggest and most important visual stories each week. Viewers will be with those stories and the reporters as the show brings them to life. “The Weekly” will find the stories behind the headlines that would otherwise be left on the cutting room floor.
Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company cofounded by Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver, are the award-winning producers of acclaimed docuseries including “This American Life” and “The Circus” for Showtime, as well as multiple episodes of Frontline for PBS.
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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 Henrik Pabst, with offices in Munich, London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, 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; world-leading 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.
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Left/Right has produced hundreds of hours of television in an extraordinarily eclectic mix of genres, ranging from hard-hitting documentaries to side-splitting comedies, covering topics from sex to secret societies to science fiction to school segregation. Past and present productions range from the Emmy Award-winning television adaptation of the popular public radio show This American Life (Showtime)… to the skewering scripted comedy Odd Mom Out (Bravo)… to The Circus (Showtime), a weekly documentary series that pulls back the curtain on American politics… to multiple episodes of the acclaimed PBS investigative series Frontline… to James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction (AMC)… to new landmark The New York Times series The Weekly (FX/Hulu). Our shows have been nominated for multiple awards and over 15 Emmy Awards, including an Emmy for Best Nonfiction Series. Left/Right is a Red Arrow Studios company. www.leftright.tv
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