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ZDFE & Tuvalu Team for Supernatural Drama One Bad Apple


ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has signed on to co-produce and distribute the supernatural, female-led drama One Bad Apple with Tuvalu Entertainment.

Created and developed by Tuvalu, One Bad Apple is a returning series about what happens when the Devil’s daughter is enrolled in a respectable English boarding school and proceeds to take over not just the school but also the local town and the surrounding countryside. The series will be executive produced by Paul Johnson. It is being written by father-daughter team Gavin Scott (The Young Indiana Jones ChroniclesSmall Soldiers) and Rebecca Scott (Blood RelativesMurder Among Friends).

Robert Franke, VP of ZDFE.drama for ZDF Enterprises, said: “One Bad Apple is, first of all, a great story. Gavin and Rebecca Scott formed the perfect team together with Paul Johnson and, working jointly during the last year, they have made it a great hit in waiting. We are very proud of the enormous potential of this rare, female-inspired drama and were very pleased by the positive feedback from channels at our premiere private screening of One Bad Apple at Content London in late 2017.”

Johnson added: “We are thrilled to be working with Robert and the whole ZDF Enterprises team, who are brilliant and so supportive. But more importantly, we are honored to have developed this wonderfully strong female drama series with some of the best writers in the industry today—Gavin and Rebecca Scott. One Bad Apple is best described as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Clueless meets Riverdale and The Omen wrapped around Indiana Jones. It introduces Mercy as the female equivalent of Darth Vader. Sci-fi shows just seem to find a large audience fast and we think One Bad Apple might do the same thing.”

Gavin and Rebecca Scott said: “One Bad Apple is one of the most exciting television projects we have been involved with. We believe its combination of drama, satire, big ideas and supernatural adventure is what audiences worldwide have been seeking for a long time. To say nothing of the story’s outrageous high-spirited fun!”

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