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MIPTV Unveils Selections of Series for MIPDrama Screenings

MIPTV unveiled the 12 series that will be screened for buyers and press at the first MIPDrama screenings, taking place on April 3.

The selections include Finland’s “Bordertown,” Belgium’s “Public Enemy,” Russia’s “Mathilde” and the U.K.’s “The Secret.” The showcase will be held in Cannes’ JW Marriot Hotel ahead of MIPTV.

Around 350 international acquisition executives and press are expected to attend the screening. The selections were made by a jury that includes “The Refugees” showrunners Teresa Fernández-Valdes and Ramón Campos Sáez, “The Americans” executive producer Chris Long, “And Then There Were None” writer and exec producer Sarah Phelps, “Forbrydelsen/The Killing” creator Søren Sveistrup and “Deutschland 83” co-creator Anna Winger.

“There are so many talented people in the TV business right now, directing, writing, producing and acting, and that’s the main reason why TV drama’s hot at
the moment,” said Sveistrup in a statement. “Luckily, people are different, so all these shows are very different and the MIPDrama Screenings is really a great proof of the variety.”

“The inaugural MIPDrama Screenings showcase great drama series sourced from around the world. They reflect the popularity and quality of drama and its international appeal,” added Laurine Garaude, director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division. “MIPTV is an ideal launching pad for such series and with the support of our Advisory Board, we will be developing the presence of drama at future MIPTVs.”

MIPTV will take place from April 4-7 in Cannes. See the full list of selections below.

Bodo (Poland)
13×55’ Drama
Production: Telewizja Polska S.A, Akson Studio
Distribution: Telewizja Polska S.A.
Broadcaster: TVP1, Telewizja Polska

Bordertown (Finland)
11×52’ Scandinavian Crime Drama
Production: Fisher King and Federation Entertainment
Distribution: Federation Entertainment
Broadcaster: YLE for Finland

I Know Who You Are (Spain)
10×70’ Suspense
Production: Arca (Filmax)
Distribution: Filmax International and Mediaset
Broadcaster: Mediaset

Ku’damm 56 – Rebel With A Cause (Germany)
3×90’ Family Drama
Production: Ufa Fiction for ZDF/ZDF Enterprises
Distribution: ZDF Enterprises
Broadcaster: ZDF

Mathilde (Russia)
4×52’ Event Series
Production: Rock Films Studio
Distribution: N/A
Broadcaster: Channel One Russia

Medici: Masters of Florence (Italy)
8×50’ Murder Mystery, Political Thriller, Family Saga, Period Drama
Production: Lux Vide SPA, Big Light Productions Ltd
Distribution: Wild Bunch TV
Broadcaster: RAI

Public Enemy (Belgium)
10×60’ HD Drama
Production: Playtime Films/Entre Chien et Loup
Distribution : Zodiak Rights
Broadcaster : RTBF

Ramona (working title) (Chile)
12×42’ Drama
Production: Wood Producciones
Distribution: Wood Producciones
Broadcaster: TVN Chile

Section Zéro (France)
8×60’ Drama
Production: EuropaCorp Television, Bad Company, Umedia
Distribution: STUDIOCANAL
Broadcaster: CANAL+

The a Word (UK)
6×60’ Drama
Production: Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK
Distribution: Keshet International
Broadcaster: BBC One

The Secret (UK)
4×60’ Crime
Production: Hat Trick Productions in association with Northern Ireland Screen
Distribution: Hat Trick International
Broadcaster: ITV1

Victoria (UK)
8 episodes (1×90’ followed by 7×60’), Drama
Production: Mammoth Screen
Distribution: ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Broadcaster: ITV and PBS

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