MIPCOM Spotlight: Legendary Television Distribution


CANNES: Legendary continues to focus on the one-hour dramas Colony and The Expanse, and is introducing a new female superhero comedy, Electra Woman & Dyna Girl.

From Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain) comes Colony, which premieres on USA Network in January 2016. “Colony is USA’s newest highly anticipated drama and has generated an enormous amount of interest from buyers worldwide as the next big series from the prolific Carlton Cuse,” says Michael Grindon, the president of worldwide distribution at Legendary Television & Digital Media. YouTube stars Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart feature in the new comedy telefilm Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, an updated version of Sid and Marty Krofft’s classic ’70s series. The Expanse, meanwhile, is set for a December 14 premiere on Syfy in the U.S. and takes place 200 years in the future.

Grindon explains, “The Expanse is a galactic thriller based on the international best-selling book series of the same name, which Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin has called ‘interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written.’”