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Sky Vision to Co-Produce Jordan-Set Crime Thriller


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Sky Vision has signed on to co-produce a new English-language crime thriller, Blood, with Element 8 Entertainment.

Blood follows three childhood friends—a detective, a lawyer and a convict—as they get caught up in a criminal conspiracy in the city of Amman. This agreement will see Sky Vision collaborating with Element 8 to secure a number of co-pro deals on the series with anchor networks around the globe. Sky Vision will also retain the finished and format rights for distribution.

Blood comes from screenwriter Nizar Wattad (The United). The 8×60-minute series is produced by Laith Majali (Theeb) and directed by Oscar nominee Hany Abu-Assad (The Mountain Between Us).

Jason Simms, the director of drama and comedy at Sky Vision, stated: “We’re so excited to have closed this groundbreaking deal with Element 8 Entertainment for this fantastic new series, and we’re hugely looking forward to introducing Nizar Wattad’s unique and powerful thriller to co-pro partners in the weeks to come.”

Patty Ishimoto, managing partner at Element 8 Entertainment, added: “Blood is a compelling crime drama that will draw audiences into its complex world, not just because of the strength of Nizar’s powerful and intelligent story but also the memorable characters, and the fascinating, seductive and immersive world in which the story is set.”








About Joanna Padovano Tong

Joanna Padovano Tong is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jpadovano@worldscreen.com.

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