Telefe Secures LatAm Sales for The Return of Lucas


CANNES: Telefe has clinched sales for its new thriller The Return of Lucas in Chile and Ecuador ahead of the series’ premiere.

The 4K drama is currently wrapping up production in Lima, with a launch set for later this year on Telefe in Argentina and America TV in Peru. Broadcasters in Chile and Ecuador will also debut it this year. The drama tells the story of a family who loses a child during a beach outing, only to be met by a man 20 years later claiming to be that boy.

According to Telefe, negotiations for the scripted production are also underway with Germany.

“We’re very pleased with the reception of The Return of Lucas, because we have already closed sales even before it was released, which means that the product is of a good quality, and the story is really catchy,” said Daniel Otaola, the content distribution manager for Telefe. “In this MIPTV, not only have we caught the attention of Germany, there are other countries interested in the product and, most probably, in the following days, we will be announcing more agreements around the world. We trust this product a lot. We’re positive it will allure big opportunities in the no longer future.”