Produced by Two Brothers Pictures, Strangers (known as White Dragon in the U.S. and Asia) centers on a man who is investigating the death of his wife in Hong Kong, and all3media international is presenting the show in Cannes.
Neal Street Productions’ Informer is a character-driven thriller following a second-generation immigrant who is coerced into becoming an informant in a counterterrorism investigation. Inspired by a true story, Mrs. Wilson from Snowed-In Productions looks on as a widow encounters another woman claiming to be the “real” Mrs. Wilson.
These three series “will show us what it’s like to hunt for a killer in a strange land, the challenges of undercover policing and the secrets even our families can keep from us,” says David Swetman, the VP of acquisitions at all3media international. Another highlight, hailing from Company Pictures, is the Irish thriller Blood.
“It’s a privilege to work closely with innovative and successful producers who are making programs with some of the best creative talents in the industry,” Swetman says.
Following on the success of Liar comes Cheat, a new series from Two Brothers Pictures. Sundance Now has taken the North American rights for the four-part drama, which focuses on the dangerous relationship between a university professor and her student. “While shorter-run series were [once] harder for us to place in the U.S., we’re finding that given the volume of content being released annually, viewers welcome a quick binge-worthy show,” says Maria Ishak, the VP of sales for North America at all3media international.
Another highlight for MIPCOM is Drowning in Plastic, a 90-minute special that investigates the impact that plastics are having on coastlines and natural habitats worldwide. Then there is Flirty Dancing, a brand-new dancing/dating hybrid show for Channel 4 in the U.K. “Flirty Dancing is a simple yet effective show that recaptures the magic and romance of the dancehall days,” Ishak says.