MIPCOM Reveals Record Number of International Screenings


MIPCOM 2017 has lined up a record number of exclusive international screenings, including original crime series, a Russian period drama, a blue-chip wildlife series and some comedy shows.

Among the MIPCOM 2017 International Screenings are The Lawyer, a drama set between Copenhagen and Malmö about a young defense attorney whose world unravels when he learns the truth about his parents’ death; The Road to Calvary, an adaptation of Aleksey Tolstoy’s novel; and the mystery thriller Gogol, one of the most expensive projects on Russian TV. Also in the lineup, La Zona is the first original production by Spanish premium pay-channel Movistar+, while Blue Planet II is a follow-up to the series from BBC Worldwide.

Living the Dream, penned by BAFTA-nominated writer Mick Ford, is a major new transatlantic comedy drama. Guest List features an ensemble cast led by François-Xavier Demaison and Alix Poisson. Tabula Rasa, from ZDF Enterprises, is a psychological thriller about Mie, a young woman with amnesia who is locked up in a secure psychiatric hospital.

The Miniaturist is billed as a sumptuous period thriller set in 17th-century Amsterdam. The medical drama Pulse is based on the true story of a transplant patient who alters the course of her life to become a doctor. An epic historical thriller set in 16th-century Seville, The Plague is a new series from Movistar+. Global Screen is presenting two of its upcoming highlight programs: the thriller series Dementia from Mexico, and a first exclusive preview of the latest season of The Weissensee Saga. Morocco: Love in Times of War is an epic historical drama set in the 1920s.

This lineup joins the previously announced World Premiere TV Screenings of epic mystical historical series Britannia, written by Jez Butterworth and starring Kelly Reilly and David Morrissey, and the MIPCOM Russian Content Revolution World Premiere TV Screening Trotsky, an eight-part dramatization of the life of the Russian revolutionary leader. The MIPCOM 2017 Asian World Premiere features Kurara: The Dazzling Life of Hokusai’s Daughter, a brand-new drama about the life of the legendary Japanese print artist from NHK.

In addition, Sony Pictures Entertainment is inviting MIPCOM delegates to an exclusive Pre-Opening World Premiere TV Screening of the new drama series Counterpart, an espionage series about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. The screening will take place in the presence of Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, La La Land), Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything) and creator and writer Justin Marks (The Jungle Book).