Lionsgate & BlackBox Team for Supernatural Crime Series


Lionsgate has signed on to co-produce and distribute Costa, a supernatural crime drama from BlackBox Multimedia.

Written by Gaby Chiappe (The Beast Must Die) and Alex Perrin (The Level), Costa has been selected by Conecta FICTION as one of the titles in its Pitch Copro Series. Costa centers on Cathy and her three children, who are running from violence, both past and present.

Chiara Cardoso, head of development at BlackBox Multimedia, said: “Developing Costa with talent such as Gaby and Alex has been a thrilling ride so far, and we’re very excited to launch the project to market at Connecta and with a co-production partner like Lionsgate, who shares our enthusiasm for such a unique, genre-blending project.”

Marc Lorber, senior VP of international TV co-productions and acquisitions at Lionsgate, said: “We’re excited to work with BlackBox Multimedia, and with very talented and in-demand writers Gaby and Alex, on this deliciously intriguing thriller.”