Gripping drama, spectacular factual programs and game-changing formats – with over 50 brand-new shows, Red Arrow International’s catalog for MIPTV 2014 is overflowing with exciting, innovative content.
Commissioned by Amazon Studios and based on Michael Connelly’s internationally bestselling novels, Bosch stars critically acclaimed actor 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. Medical drama Remedy looks behind the closed doors of an ER through the eyes of charismatic Griffin Conner and his family of overachieving medical professionals.
Another hidden world is unveiled in the feature length football event Mata Mata, filmed in the run up to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, following outstanding young talent including Dante, Danilo and Carlinhos in their rollercoaster ride to ultimate football stardom.
On the format side, Emmy Award winner Tim van Aelst is back with the new comedy sensation, Safety First, featuring a hopeless but hilarious foursome of friends attempting to run a security firm. All eyes are also on The Lie, the first ever quiz show without questions, which has already delivered hit ratings on TV3 in Ireland.
Irina Ignatiew, Managing Director, Global Scripted Distribution, Red Arrow International, says: “We’re building a truly outstanding slate of international drama, with award winners Dame Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffmann and Michael Nyqvist on our ever-growing cast list. Medical drama ‘Remedy’ is enjoying a great run on Canada’s Global, and upcoming crime series ‘Bosch’ and ‘100 Code’ are in production for Amazon Studios and Sky Deutschland. We are thrilled to present our fantastic new slate at MIP with the promise of much more to come.”
Henrik Pabst, Managing Director, Global Format & Factual Distribution, Red Arrow International says: “We couldn’t be more excited – our factual and format line-up is packed with great content. STV’s hugely successful and long-running BBC series ‘Antiques Road Trip’ heads our factual portfolio; our fantastic format slate boasts comedy genius Tim van Aelst’s ‘Safety First’ and ‘The Lie’, a brilliant new quiz format with no questions. On top of that, we have an innovative digital solution to complement every format!”
Medical drama series Remedy (produced by Indian Grove Productions for Global TV) takes a revealing look behind the closed doors of the ER of a hospital through the eyes of charismatic Griffin Conner and his eccentric family of overachieving medical professionals.
When 17-year-old Gesa moves to the city to become The Midwife (produced by MOOVIE the art of entertainment for Sat.1), the last thing she expects is to be pulled into a string of mysterious murders. Meanwhile in Norway, Season 2 of Lilyhammer, starring Steven Van Zandt (“The Sopranos”), sees more of former mob fixer Frank Tagliano adapting to life under witness protection. The series is produced by Rubicon TV AS and co-produced by Netflix for NRK/Netflix.
Filmed in the run up to the largest sporting event of the year, the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, comes Mata Mata (produced by F24 Film GmbH for SWR/ARD). Featuring emerging football talent and international star Dante, this 1×90 special offers the ultimate insight into the ups and downs of the journey to ultimate football stardom.
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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. Bosch is produced by Fabrik Entertainment for Amazon Studios.
Meanwhile, in Sky Deutschland’s first international drama coproduction, 100 Code, NYPD Detective Tommy Conley (Dominic Monaghan) and Swedish detective Mikael Eklund (Michael Nyqvist) uncover who is behind a grueling series of murders. Created and directed by Academy Award winner Bobby Moresco (“Million Dollar Baby”), the crime series is set in both New York and Stockholm. The series is produced by 100 Code AB & Zen Productions in association with Fabrik Entertainment and Strix Drama AB for Kanal 5 and Sky Deutschland.
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. Esio Trot is produced by Endor Productions and written by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer for BBC One.
We’re delighted to welcome our new partners STV Productions with two outstanding drama series: Guns, gangs, dirty cops, passion and loss is on the cards in Detective Rebus’ pursuit for justice in Edinburgh. Across in Glasgow is Taggart, ITV’s longest running crime franchise with an outstanding global sales record.
More police scandal comes when The Last Cop, Mick Brisgau, is sent back on the beat when an investigation takes a wrong turn. Following its success in Germany, the hit series has travelled the world, with remakes on air in France (TF1) and Ukraine (1+1), and a series on its way to TNT in the USA. The Last Cop is produced by ITV STUDIOS Germany GmbH for Sat.1
Seeing more of both sides of the law are the highly trained specialists of the MPU – Missing Persons Unit (produced by Eyeworks for VIER), who are back for a fifth season, tracking down missing people. Also in her fifth season is charismatic 1€ lawyer Danni Lowinski, facing diapers, lovers and murder. Local versions are also on air in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Russia. Danni is produced by Phoenix Film Karlheinz Brunnemann GmbH & Co Produktions KG for Sat.1.
In season 3 of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (produced by Kinetic Content for NBC/Lifetime), Betty White and her gang of risqué senior citizens continue to play pranks on unsuspecting members of the public.
With 16 new movies – including star-studded TV movies from top-rated producers Larry Levinson, STV Productions and Chesler/Perlmutter Productions – Red Arrow International’s movie line-up offers an outstanding range of content.
Antiques experts battle it out and tour Britain in search of quirky and valuable, beautiful and historically important pieces to auction off in Antiques Road Trip (produced by STV Productions for BBC Two/BBC One). The BBC has recently commissioned 80 more episodes of this factual entertainment show and 20 new episodes of its sister show, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. From the slums of India to high tech delivery rooms in Kuwait, Birth Day (produced by Sultan Sushi for één) follows the journeys of newborns and their families. From Vikings battling in Iceland to “Vale Tudo” combatants in Brazil, Extreme Fighting (produced by Snowman Productions for MAX) documents the lives of the fiercest fighters on the planet inside and outside of the ring. Meanwhile, Playground Murder Plot (produced by NERD for Channel 4) takes us through America’s most shocking and baffling criminal case, involving the murder of a 15-year old’s step father committed by him and his 12-year-old accomplice.
With cutting-edge graphics, and a fresh and enthralling new approach to science, Galileo (produced by ProSieben Television GmbH for ProSieben) offers a comprehensive and informative insight into how today’s complex world clicks and ticks. With over 15 years on air in Germany and having been sold to more than 20 countries, it remains one of the most popular “sciencetainment” shows in the world.
Safety First (produced and created by SHELTER for VTM) is Emmy Award-winner Tim van Aelst’s newest hit comedy, following a hopeless but hilarious foursome of friends attempting to run a security firm.
Can fact be separated from fiction to win big money in the quiz show without questions, The Lie? (produced by TV3 Studios, STV Productions Limited & Group M Entertainment for TV3/STV).
There are questions to be answered on Billy on the Street (produced and created by Funny or Die for fuse)when comedian and Emmy nominee, Billy Eichner, confronts members of the public and celebrities with outrageous trivia questions.
Following its success in the US and having since been sold in 80+ countries, The Taste (created and produced by Kinetic Content for ABC) returns to ABC for a second season. The hit format has famed and celebrated foodies Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain rely solely on their taste buds to find the next big super chef.
From the kitchen to the rest of the home, in House Rules (produced by Seven Network Organisation for Seven Network) six couples put their homes in the hands of competitors for a huge, life-changing prize – total payment of their mortgage! The home makeover show with a twist has proved itself as a huge hit for Seven Networks in Australia and a second season is in production.
More risks are taken at home behind not-so-closed-doors in extreme social experiment Married at First Sight (produced by Snowman Productions for DR3). With straight to series pick-ups in 15+ countries, we see six singles take the most radical step in finding love yet – they marry a complete stranger. But will the new couples live happily ever after?
With a suite of digital products designed to optimize viewer engagement, Red Arrow International brings entertainment formats to second screens in an array of genre apps and digital extensions in its partnership with Screenz. The suite of add-ons includes Cooking App – the perfect add on to “The Taste” – Play Along Platform, Power App, Dating App, Live App and News Platform. It also brings its newest addition, Real Time Voting App. With its proven track record with TV hit “Rising Star”, the platform allows users to engage in any program requiring viewer input.