Fremantle Buys Stake in Fabel Entertainment


Fremantle has acquired a 25 percent stake in Fabel Entertainment, founded by Henrik Bastin.

Fabel is best known for the Bosch franchise. Its upcoming slate includes a series based on the life and published works of neurologist Oliver Sacks, as well as Chuck Palahniuk’s Invisible Monsters and an adaptation of the horror and fantasy novel Empire of Wild.

Under the new agreement, Fabel’s acclaimed crime series Bosch has found a new home on IMDb TV with the spin-off Bosch: Legacy.

Jennifer Mullin, group CEO of Fremantle, said: “We are excited about this partnership and welcome Henrik Bastin, Melissa Aouate and the incredible Fabel team into our creative network. Their unique multicultural approach to storytelling is very impressive and one we believe is incredibly relevant today as we confirm our commitment in continuing to invest in some of the world’s best creative talents.”

Jens Richter, CEO, International at Fremantle, added: “I am thrilled to be working again with Henrik, Melissa and their talented group of producers who have consistently succeeded with premium scripted series on the global stage. Fremantle and Fabel share a deep-seated passion and ambition for important and diverse storytelling from around the world, and we are honored that they have chosen us as their partner for the next stage of their exciting adventure.”

Henrik Bastin, CEO of Fabel, and Melissa Aouate, partner and president, said: “As an independent production company, we’ve already been able to build an acclaimed slate of content, and with this new partnership with Fremantle, we know we’ll be able to scale new heights, diversifying our premium scripted series even further. Fremantle’s talented team, wide breadth of global content, and beloved series will certainly complement our growing and diverse pipeline of highly compelling and character-driven stories.”