Fremantle & Fabula in Exclusive First-Look Pact


Fremantle has secured a first-look partnership with Fabula, founded by Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín.

The deal will see the two companies collaborate to develop a slate of original English and Spanish dramas, which Fremantle will distribute worldwide. Fremantle and Fabula are currently working together on La Jauría, an eight-part Spanish-language psychological thriller directed by Lucia Puenzo.

Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín last year won the Academy Award for best foreign language film, alongside Sebastián Lelio, for A Fantastic Woman. Fabula’s previous projects include Natalie Portman’s Jackie, Neruda and The Club, and they recently reimaged the acclaimed film Gloria as Gloria Bell, starring Julianne Moore, John Turturro and Michael Cera.

“Working with world-class storytellers is key to Fremantle’s scripted strategy and Fabula have an impressive track record of producing high-end, groundbreaking projects,” said Jennifer Mullin, CEO of Fremantle. “This key relationship perfectly complements our existing partnerships which have successfully strengthened our prime-time scripted presence around the world. We believe in the importance of the Latin American creative community and can’t wait to take Fabula’s vision to a global audience that are hungry for authentic content.”

Pablo Larraín, CCO of Fabula, said: “We’re proud to join such a great company that are devoted to the best in universal content, and most importantly, the highest quality TV on the planet. This couldn’t be better.”

Juan de Dios Larraín, CEO of Fabula, added: “We feel very honored to enter into this agreement with Fremantle. This opportunity will allow us to be focused in every step of the development and production level, which is where we want to put our energies.  Fremantle has been great partners for La Jauría, where we have built a strong relationship. This is an amazing moment for our company.”