Day two of the MIPCOM worldwide tv market introduced a slew of recent offers and a significant company acquisition.
French group Newen Studios, owned by business channel TF1, introduced it had secured a majority stake in Marie Guillaumond’s French manufacturing firm Felicita Movies. The boutique group has some 10 initiatives in improvement for native French channels and streaming platforms, and is at the moment in post-production on A la Hauteur, a function movie directed by Delphine and Muriel Coulin starring Vincent Lindon.
On the gross sales aspect, the BBC pre-bought season two of interval drama Marie Antoinette from Banijay Rights. The Canal+ drama, created by Deborah Davis, stars Emilia Schüle (Ku’damm 56/ 63) because the avant-garde French queen and Louis Cunningham (Bridgerton) because the King Louis XVI. The primary season of Marie Antoinette offered to greater than 147 territories, together with to PBS Distribution within the U.S.
“Following the nice success of collection one, we’re delighted to return to Versailles for the following entertaining chapter within the eventful lifetime of the charismatic and charming Marie Antoinette,” stated Sue Deeks, head of BBC programme acquisitions on the deal.
Marie Antoinette is produced by Claude Chelli and Margaux Balsan for Capa Drama, Stéphanie Chartreux for Banijay Studios France. The season two writing staff is led by Louise Ironside, joined by Charlotte Wolf, Francesca Forristal and Andrew Bampfield. Ed Bazalgette will direct the primary 4 episodes, whereas Raf Reyntjens will direct the remaining 4.
BBC Studios racked up a number of pre-sales for the third installment in its BAFTA-award-winning pure historical past hit Planet Earth, offered by Sir David Attenborough. The brand new, eight-part collection has offered to Australia (9), Belgium (VRT), Czech Republic (Czech TV), Denmark (DR), Italy (Mediaset), New Zealand (TVNZ), Spain (Movistar Plus+) and Sweden (SVT). In Japan, the present shall be a co-production in affiliation with NHK. In China, the present has been acquired by Shanghai Media Group for his or her linear channel and by streaming platforms together with Bilibili, iQiyi, Tencent Video, Youku and China Cell’s Migu Video.
World of Marvel (WOW) confirmed its hit actuality format Drag Race will proceed to strut its stuff in France, the Philippines and Thailand, with all three regional variations of the Emmy-winning competitors present getting re-upped for a 3rd season. The upcoming collection of Drag Race Philippines and Drag Race Thailand shall be accessible to stream on WOW Presents Plus globally and Drag Race France shall be accessible on WOW Presents Plus in all territories exterior of France.
And in Idris Elba information, the British multi-hyphenate introduced Tuesday he shall be narrating and govt producing a Nat Geo collection, tentatively titled The Colour of Victory: Heroes of WW2, about individuals of colour who fought in the course of the conflict. Produced by October Movies and Elba’s Inexperienced Door Footage, The Colour of Victory: Heroes of WW2 will see Elba, whose grandfather served in WW2, concentrate on three unsung heroes per episode, highlighting the roles they performed in Dunkirk, Pearl Harbor and D-Day.