• Spanish-language adaptation of Red Arrow Studios International’s hit crime format “The Last Cop” heading to cable channel TNT Latin America
LONDON. 12 July 2018: Spiral International, Executive Producer and leading Latin American distributor for Red Arrow Studios International, has signed an agreement with Turner Latin America to bring the Mexican adaptation of “Falco”, based on Red Arrow Studio International’s acclaimed scripted format “The Last Cop”, to its cable channel TNT in Latin America, which is available for 62 million of subscribers across that territory.
Based on the hit German series “The Last Cop”, this all-new Spanish-language version (15 x 1 hour, and a feature length pilot) will hit screens in Mexico later this year. Turner Latin America’s pick-up follows the news that “Falco” Mexico has also sold to Amazon Prime Video for Latin America and to NBCUniversal’s Telemundo for the United States.
“Falco” is produced by Spiral International and production powerhouse Dynamo (“Narcos”, “American Made”), and features Michel Brown, star of the International Emmy® award winning series “Sr. Ávila”, in the lead role. The series is showrun and directed by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker, director and screenwriter Ernesto Contreras (“Blue Eyelids”, “I Dream in Another Language”, “The Obscure Spring”, “El Chapo”), who has a total of 19 International Film Festival Wins and 9 Nominations.
“We are pleased to be part of this agreement with Spiral, Red Arrow Studios International and Dynamo to bring to the audience a quality production with a strong story. “Falco” has an innovative structure for television alongside a modern hero, with robust relationships between its characters and a fresh vision of Mexico away from stereotypes. A perfect mix of action and drama with touches of humour. This series is added to a bigger strategy that TNT has been developing in Mexico, focusing on local talent and shows with the objective of producing original content”, said Tomás Yankelevich, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, General Entertainment, Turner Latin America.
Zasha Robles, Executive Producer and Managing Director at Spiral International said: “We’re delighted to have Turner Latin America on board as our exclusive Pay TV partner for ‘Falco’. The series promises to be a thrilling, gritty and realistic exploration of crime in urban Mexico City and we’re confident it will be a huge hit with audiences across Latin America.”
Bo Stehmeier, EVP Global Sales, Red Arrow Studios International added: “Falco’ Mexico has great production values, a fantastic cast and an emotional narrative that will captivate audiences across Latin America and the rest of the world. We are excited to be distributing the series internationally.”
In “Falco”, it’s 1994 in Mexico City, and Alejandro Falco is a reputable policeman with a promising future and a young family. However, his perfect world is shattered when he is shot by a mysterious attacker in the line of duty. With a bullet lodged in his head, Falco falls into a coma – for the next 24 years.
He awakens in 2018 with no memory of what happened, and to a world he doesn’t recognize – including the internet and mobile phones! But far more devastating is the news that his wife has remarried, and the baby daughter he once knew is now a grown woman.
The only thing he has left is his job, and Falco must find a way to start over and rebuild his life. But he just can’t let it go; he has lost too much to not try and find out who did this to him. One way or another, he is going to get answers – and when he does, someone is going to pay.
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More about “The Last Cop”
“Falco” is based on the hit German series “The Last Cop” (“Der Letzte Bulle” 60 x 1 hour), originally created and produced by ITV Studios Germany for SAT.1. Red Arrow Studios International has sold the scripted format around the world, with successful remake adaptations including four seasons of French version “Falco” on TF1 in France; a record-breaking production for Channel 5 Russia; two seasons and a theatrical movie version in Japan for Hulu and Nippon TV; and productions in the Czech Republic and Estonia. “The Last Cop” also won Best Scripted Format at the 2017 International Format Awards at MIPTV in Cannes.
About 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, New York 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; 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. For more information, please visit: redarrowstudios.com/international/
About Turner Latin America
Turner Latin America is a leading media company with significant operations across the region, including 54 channels in three languages in 44 countries. The division also handles pan-regional channel management and advertising sales for the Warner Channel. Turner Latin America’s key brands are organized into five content groups: Kids (Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network GO, Boomerang and Tooncast); General Entertainment (TNT, TNT GO, TNT Series, TNT Series GO, Space, Space GO, TCM, I.Sat, Warner Channel, TBS, HTV, MuchMusic, Glitz* and truTV); News (CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN Chile and HLN); Sports (TNT Sports, Esporte Interativo, EI Maxx, EI Maxx 2 and EI Plus); and Broadcast (Chilevisión).
About Spiral International
Led by Zasha Robles, Spiral is a content management company with headquarters in Miami Florida, and focuses on Distribution, IP Development and Production within the Americas. Spiral is a subsidiary of Etcetera Group with 42 years of experience, and regional offices across the Americas and Europe.
Founded in 2006, and with a presence in Bogota, Madrid, New York and Mexico, Dynamo has become one of Latin America’s most prominent production houses. With over 30 films and 20 premium TV seasons, has established itself as a brand associated with innovative storytelling, strong talent relationships and high-quality production standards. Recent productions include NARCOS, EL CHAPO, AMERICAN MADE, 7 AÑOS and LOVING PABLO. Dynamo is led by CEO/Producer Andres Calderon and Producers Cristian Conti and Diego Ramirez.
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