Red Arrow Adds New Dutch Comedy to Catalog


Red Arrow Studios International has signed on to distribute Lice Mother, a successful new comedy series from the Netherlands.

Set in a primary school, Lice Mother centers on a newly divorced child psychologist who becomes responsible for checking children’s heads for lice. The show is directed by Jan-Albert de Weerd (Lost in the Game) and penned by Ilse Warringa, Diederik Ebbinge and Eva Aben.

Lice Mother comes from BING Film & TV for AvroTros/NPO3 in the Netherlands, where it has been renewed for a second season. The scripted format was recently ordered for multiple seasons by Germany’s SAT.1 and Belgium’s VTM.

Alex Fraser, the senior VP of acquisitions at Red Arrow Studios International, said: “Lice Mother pairs Jan-Albert de Weerd’s signature charm and humor with the incredible talent behind some of Dutch TV’s biggest drama and comedy successes. We are proud to be working with BING Film & TV and taking this fresh, irreverent and cringe-inducing new comedy out to the international market.”

Ingmar Menning, producer of Lice Mother and CEO of BING Film & TV, added: “We are very pleased that Red Arrow Studios International is bringing our beloved project to the international market, not only because of their professional way of doing business, but more so because we feel that they truly embrace the creative heart of the series.”