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Keshet International Acquires Scandi Dramedy Fallet


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TEL AVIV: Keshet International has taken on distribution for the Scandi noir crime dramedy Fallet (The Case) from FLX.

Keshet International will launch the 8×30-minute English- and Swedish-language series internationally at MIPTV. The original dramedy follows the story of two unlikely detectives, Sophie Borg (played by Lisa Henni, Easy Money), a Swedish police officer with misplaced high self-esteem, and cowardly British colleague Tom Brown (played by Adam Godley, Breaking Bad, Suits), as they team up to solve a gruesome murder.

Also on the company’s MIPTV slate, the series Loaded centers on the lives of four tech entrepreneurs and friends who turn mega-rich overnight when they sell their gaming company. “Amid a raging hurricane of money, excess and emotion, the series is about friendship, ambition, gluttony and how money can put even lifelong friendship to the test,” says Keren Shahar, the COO and president of distribution at Keshet International.

The company is also bringing to MIPTV the second season of The A Word, which Shahar calls a “funny and thought-provoking series about parenthood and childhood.”

As for format highlights, an all-star panel, as well as the at-home audience, gets to play “true-love detectives” in the show Lovers or Liars. “Using the same analytic skills most of us use during daily interactions without even realizing it, a lineup of comedians, celebrities and relationship experts are tasked with choosing which couple is real and which two are fake,” explains Shahar.

In Contacts, contestants compete in a fast-paced game that forces them to give up control of their fate to the contacts in their mobile phones. Flight Club is a game show that Shahar says has “the fun and irreverent attitude of The Hangover.” Players compete for a fantasy holiday, but whether they win or lose all depends on what happens during the ride to the airport.

“All three formats have unique and distinct twists that make them stand out in a crowded market,” says Shahar.



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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