MIPCOM Spotlight: NBCUniversal International Distribution


CANNES: From creator and executive producer Tim Kring, Heroes Reborn is an epic event series on offer from NBCUniversal International Distribution.

“The original Heroes was very well received internationally, and due to this popularity, Heroes Reborn was licensed in several territories even before any footage was made available,” says Belinda Menendez, the company’s president of international distribution and networks.

Meanwhile, the singer and actress Jennifer Lopez brings her star power to the police procedural Shades of Blue. The Last Kingdom comes from the Emmy-winning executive producers of Downton Abbey, Gareth Neame and Nigel Marchant. It is a Carnival Films co-production with BBC America and was adapted from Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling novels.

Menendez adds, “When it comes to entertainment, there are certain characteristics that tend to be universally embraced by international buyers and each of these series happen to possess these: top-notch talent (both in front of and behind the camera), strong writing, compelling characters, intriguing story lines and high production values.”