Red Arrow International has announced its major new slate of shows heading to MIPCOM 2015, featuring network shows for ABC, ProSieben, ITV, BBC and SundanceTV and starring talent including Stanley Tucci, Iain Glen, Frances O’Connor, Paloma Faith and Titus Welliver.
An impressive mix of distinctive and world-class entertainment includes ABC TV Australia and SundanceTV genre drama “Cleverman” (6 x 1 hour); CBC Canada thriller “The Romeo Section” (10 x 1 hour); ITV event movie “Peter & Wendy” (1 x 2 hours); USA Network comedy “Donny!” (6 x half hour); a new season of hit Amazon crime drama “Bosch” (10 x 1 hour); big new US network reality format “Diet Wars” for ABC; entertainment format “Kiss Bang Love” for ProSieben; and new BBC One social experiment “The Day the Cash Came”.
Henrik Pabst, Managing Director, Red Arrow International said: “We are delighted to be launching this compelling, high-quality and truly international slate of scripted and formatted shows at MIPCOM. There is growing demand for a wide mix of genres and we believe that with this new line up, from genre drama to spy thriller to crime, from real life reality to dating experiments to comedy, Red Arrow has got it covered.”
Scripted program highlights include new high-stakes espionage thriller “The Romeo Section” (10 x 1 hour) for CBC Canada about spies using seduction to extract state secrets, from acclaimed showrunner Chris Haddock (“Boardwalk Empire”); “Cleverman” (6 x 1 hour), a smart, sexy and startlingly original genre drama for ABC Australia and SundanceTV starring Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”) and Frances O’Connor (“The Missing”), with creatures and effects by Oscar-winning Weta Workshop (“The Hobbit”); “Peter & Wendy” (1 x 2 hours), a breath-taking and emotional reimagining of J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan” starring Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games”), Laura Fraser (“Breaking Bad”) and BRIT award-winner Paloma Faith; hilarious new satirical comedy “Donny!” (6 x half hour) from the producers of “Odd Mom Out”, starring real-life advertising exec and TV personality Donny Deutsch; the return of “Bosch” (10 x 1 hour) starring Titus Welliver (“Argo”), in a new season of this acclaimed Amazon crime series based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels; and “Einstein” (6 x 1 hour), a fast-paced new crime series for SAT.1 about the great grandson of scientist Albert Einstein, starring Tom Beck (“Alarm for Cobra 11”).
Formats highlights include “Diet Wars”, the big new US network reality show for ABC that pairs six overweight people with six diet experts – each putting their reputation on the line to prove that they have the best weight loss plan; provocative and radical new dating experiment “Kiss Bang Love” from the creators of “Married at First Sight” and commissioned by ProSieben Germany, testing research that kissing is a powerful tool in our search for the right partner, and the average single person kisses 15 people and has at least 2 one-night stands before falling in love; new BBC One real-world social experiment “The Day the Cash Came” where families living below the poverty line are gifted a year’s salary in one lump sum of cash by an anonymous benefactor – no strings attached; and “Safeword”, the wickedly funny new comedy panel show for ITV where celebrities are roasted at the hands of popular comedians. The only thing that can stop their pain is using a safeword!