MIPTV Spotlight: Kew Media Group


Set during a period of social change in the mid-1950s, The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, a brand-new installment of the drama franchise, is on offer from Kew Media Group.

The eight-parter follows two of the original lead characters as they travel to America. “The women of The Bletchley Circle defy gender stereotypes for their era, and in today’s climate there has never been a higher demand to see more leading, mold-breaking, inspirational female characters,” says Jonathan Ford, the executive VP of sales and distribution at Kew Media Group.

The company’s slate also features the nonfiction series Unmasking a Killer, which profiles the real-life story of the Golden State Killer and the manhunt that ensued. “The true-crime phenomenon continues to thrive globally, and this series will be irresistible to those who enjoy the thrill of playing an armchair investigator over the course of several enticing episodes,” says Ford. Other highlights include season nine of the daytime drama Moving On and the detective drama Frankie Drake Mysteries.

Paranormal activity within the walls of hospitals, nursing homes and morgues is the focus of Haunted Hospitals. Former patients return from the grave seeking revenge, medical professionals try to tend to their wards even after their deaths and spirits roam the hallways in the 13-episode series. “The fear-soaked stories are told firsthand by doctors, nurses and patients,” says Ford. Kew Media Group’s MIPTV lineup also features the CNN original series The Radical Story of Patty Hearst and Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World. “We are highly focused on working with our buyers to identify key trends and viewing patterns in their domestic territories; our diverse lineup of documentaries and nonfiction series is in direct response to our clients’ needs,” Ford adds. “Authenticity, depth and integrity are important components in this competitive landscape.”