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Lipkin preps EuropaCorp’s ‘Insider’

Canal Plus boards English-lingo crime drama

CANNES — EuropaCorp Television, the TV prod arm of Luc Besson’s shingle, is developing “The Insider,” an English-language crime drama created by Dmitry Lipkin, showrunner on “The Riches” and “Hung.”

Canal Plus has come on board to co-develop the skein.

“The Insider” will center on a young woman who infiltrates a weapons trafficking gang.

Edouard de Vesine, who heads EuropaCorp Television with Thomas Anargyros, says the show could be a “feminine twist on ‘Donnie Brasco.’ ”

It will mainly lense in Europe, as well as Africa, among other overseas locations.

“The big weapons trafficking webs operate on a global scale. That will give the series a rich, broad canvas,” De Vesine said.

Lipkin is best known for having co-created and exec produced two successful U.S. drama: HBO’s “Hung” and FX’s “The Riches,” both of which earned Emmy and Golden Globes nominations.

EuropaCorp Television was formerly known as Cipango, the Paris-based company founded by Vesine and Anargyros. It was acquired by Besson’s shingle in April 2010.

EuropaCorp Television’s slate includes three other English-language series that have been commissioned by Canal Plus: Jan Kounen’s thriller miniseries “Flight of the Storks,” season two of Roger Avary’s comicbook-based “XIII” and Jed Mercurio WWI-set fantasy drama “Lost Patrol.”

“XIII” is currently lensing and will be delivered in the fall, “Storks” is in post-production, and TF1 Intl., which handles sales, unveiled a promo at MipTV. “Lost Patrol” is in development.

The company also inked a co-development deal with commercial net TF1 since September to produce English-lingo shows for the French group.

De Vesine revealed EuropaCorp Television, now repped by CAA, is also developing an action-packed medical procedural drama with a paranormal edge created by Besson, which will be penned by an American showrunner.

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