Narcos leads the Gaumont slate at this year’s MIPTV.
Gaumont is licensing linear rights for all seasons of its flagship series, including the fifth season currently in production. After the first three seasons chronicled Pablo Escobar and the rise of Colombia’s cocaine trade, the fourth pivoted to the Guadalajara Cartel and Mexico’s cannabis trade. “Although in a new location, the storytelling, production values and equally talented new cast continue to captivate,” says Vanessa Shapiro, Gaumont’s president of worldwide TV distribution and co-production.
Produced for France 3 is the 90-minute thriller Murder in Lisieux, another of Gaumont’s offerings, which follows an investigation into the mysterious death of an artist commissioned to restore a religious statue at a pilgrimage site. A procedural set in the art world, The Art of Crime will be highlighted at the market after getting greenlit for a third season.
Shapiro adds: “Co-productions are key to our growth strategy.”