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Nippon TV Unveils Four New Scripted Formats


Nippon TV is heading to MIPTV with four new hour-long drama formats: Without Family, May Tomorrow Bring Sunshine, The Happy Prince and Love of My Life.

The four formats were selected based on the success of Nippon’s previous drama formats, including Abandoned and Woman–My Life for My Children, which has sold to 22 territories around the world. The unveiling comes on the heels of Nippon’s announcement of new scripted format Weakest Beast and game-show format Beat the Rooms, both of which are Red Arrow Studios International co-productions.

“We are delighted to be offering these four new scripted formats at MIPTV,” said Atsushi Sogo, president of international business development for Nippon TV. “Each title offers a unique and compelling story for our international buyers. Without Family follows a young girl living in poverty who tries to stay strong despite the hardships, ultimately leading to an icy demeanor; a very unique child character not seen in many international series. May Tomorrow Bring Sunshine features a blend of cheerful comedic touches and tear-jerking moments about a single mother and her sweet daughter, and is set to touch the empathy of women from all backgrounds.”

He added: “The Happy Prince revolves around a love triangle that dramatically exposes the psyche of those who decide to sacrifice themselves for love. Powerfully gripping, we think it is a suitable match to the preferences of viewers in Turkey and Central and South America, for example. Rounding out our format offerings is Love of My Life, a modern-day Romeo and Juliet romantic drama, about two people from opposite worlds whose love is riddled with difficulties and will surely win the hearts of viewers all over the world.”

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