Pascal Breton's Federation Entertainment has boarded Andrew Davies’ upcoming adaptation of "Les Miserables" and "AIDS," an ambitious medical thriller drama set against the backdrop of the epidemic's outbreak in the 80's.A one-hour drama series, "AIDS" opens in the early 80's, when the virus started spreading and causing deaths. It centers on two teams of French and American researchers from the Institut Pasteur in Paris and National Institute of Cancer in the Maryland who embarked on a mission to discover and...
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Federation, the relatively new Paris-based production and distribution firm behind the Canal Plus spy show “The Bureau,” has recently stepped into the U.S. market, with nearly a dozen English-language projects planned, including “Ibiza,” a thriller created by Ryan Engle and Jaume Collet Serra, and “The Banker’s Wife,” the series adaptation of Cristina Alger’s book. Earlier this year, Breton partnered with the former co-chairman of Lionsgate, Patrick Wachsberger, to launch Picture Perfect Federation, an L.A.-based company dedicated to the development and production of premium TV series for the States, as well as globally sold co-productions. The banner is kicking off with the production of Christian Jacq’s “Ramses,” an epic saga of the formidable Ancient Egyptian pharaoh, and “Sisi,” a period series about Empress Elisabeth of Austria.