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TF1 Intl. takes ‘Storks’

Miniseries is based on Jean-Christophe Grange's crime novel

PARIS — Gallic company TF1 Intl. has picked up international sales rights to Jan Kounen’s miniseries “Flight of the Storks.”

Based on Jean-Christophe Grange’s crime novel, “Storks” is produced by EuropaCorp Televisions and co-developed with Canal Plus.

The English-lingo show, which is penned by Denis McGrath (“XIII: The series), will start lensing in June.

TF1 Intl. will introduce the miniseries to buyers at Mip TV.

TF1 Intl. has also nabbed sales rights to Joyce Bunuel’s “Teen Mom,” a four-part series turning on a 16-year-old who tackles motherhood while attending high school. Show bowed on commercial net TF1 in February and earned top ratings.

In other news, the Gallic sales outfit picked up “Chef Secrets,” a reality show centering on France’s most acclaimed chefs from Paris to Provence, who share recipes. The program is in production.

At Mip, TF1 Intl. will also pursue sales on Paris-based crime drama “Profiling,” and series “Red Caps,” a kids’ action comedy, which has already closed major territories in Europe, notably Germany, Italy and Spain.

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