Harry Quebert Affair, Get Shorty Lead MGM MIPCOM Slate


MGM Worldwide Television Distribution is gearing up for MIPCOM with a slate of TV projects that includes The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, starring Patrick Dempsey, and Get Shorty, a reimagining of Elmore Leonard’s 1990 New York Times best-selling novel.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is based on the worldwide best-selling novel by Jöel Dicker. The ten-part event series features Dempsey in the title role. It focuses on Marcus Goldman, who is visiting Harry Quebert’s home to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. Marcus’s plans are upended when Harry is implicated in the cold-case murder of a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for many years. 

Get Shorty, meanwhile, stars Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano. It is about a hitman from Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind but instead accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles. Both The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair and Get Shorty air on EPIX in the U.S.

Inspired by the critically acclaimed feature film Three Days of the Condor, starring Robert Redford, the new series Condor features an all-star cast, including Max Irons, William Hurt, Bob Balaban, Mira Sorvino and Brendan Fraser. The show follows Joe Turner, a young CIA analyst who has his idealism tested when he stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that gets his entire office killed and threatens the lives of millions. The series airs on AT&T Audience Network in the U.S.

MGM’s new TV launches are rounded out by Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME. From Mark Burnett, this seed-funding competition reality series gives budding entrepreneurs a vehicle to breathe life into their dreams as sets of rivals competitively pitch their ideas head to head in front of a live studio audience, who then votes on which entrepreneur will receive funding. The show, which is hosted by Steve Harvey, airs on ABC in the U.S.

Among the feature films being launched by MGM at MIPCOM are Nasty Women, a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centered on two female scam artists, starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson; Overboard, which reimagines the ’80s screwball romantic comedy, this time with Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris and Eva Longoria; and Tomb Raider, which sees Alicia Vikander stepping into the role of Lara Croft.

“With our top-notch library of scripted and unscripted television series, and strong slate of feature films, MGM continues to be an industry leader offering creative content and bold narratives,” said Chris Ottinger, MGM’s president of worldwide television distribution and acquisitions. “We look forward to meeting with our international broadcasters from around the world at this year’s MIPCOM to share our slate.”