• New scripted, format and factual launches include Death and Nightingales, The Weekly and Don’t Stop the Music
  • Partners include BBC, The New York Times and ABC Australia

Red Arrow Studios International is heading to this year’s MIPCOM to launch a broad slate of high-profile new shows across scripted, formats and factual genres, from a host of award-winning creators.


Red Arrow Studios International’s scripted slate includes major new BBC2 (UK) drama Death and Nightingales (3 x 60’ or 2 x 90’). Set over a desperately tense 24-hour period, this haunting new series is set in Ireland in 1885 and is produced by The Imaginarium and Soho Moon Pictures. Death and Nightingales is adapted and directed by Allan Cubitt (The Fall), starring Emmy® award-winner Matthew Rhys, Jamie Dornan and rising new talent, Ann Skelly.

Further scripted highlights include Australian Gangster (2 x 90’ or 4 x 45’), a wild tale of ruthless ambition and revenge, set within the Sydney underworld, produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond, with the assistance of Screen Australia, in association with Create NSW for Channel Seven (Australia).

Also heading to MIPCOM on the Red Arrow Studios International scripted slate is murder mystery The Girl from St. Agnes (8 x 51’), produced by Quizzical Pictures for Showmax (South Africa), following the mysterious death of a schoolgirl at an elite boarding school; and All or Nothing (250 x 22’), a major new daily serial drama about money, love and betrayal from Producers at Work for SAT.1 (Germany).


From its non-scripted show roster Red Arrow is launching landmark New York Times series The Weekly (30 x 27’) at MIPCOM. Commissioned by FX in association with Hulu and produced by The New York Times and Left/Right, The Weekly is a narrative news program that delivers compelling US and international stories that go behind the scenes to reveal the workings of one of the world’s great news organizations.

Pirates Inc. (10 x 60’) from NV Studios is a factual entertainment show that follows a team who make danger their business by flipping the spoils of drug runners, from speedboats and mini-submarines, to exotic cars and light aircraft; and How Trains Changed the World (6 x 50’) from Wild Bear Entertainment for Quest (UK), a history show delving into how trains have changed the way we live. Also heading to MIPCOM is extraordinary true crime documentary Slender Man: The Untold Story (1 x 120’), produced by Dorsey Pictures for Reelz (US), exploring how a fictional internet character drove two young girls from a small Wisconsin town to kill.


Red Arrow’s formats slate for MIPCOM includes Don’t Stop the Music, from Artemis Media for ABC (Australia), in association with Screen Australia, Screenwest and Lottery West. It is an uplifting, heart-warming social experiment that follows the progress of children from an underprivileged school as a ground-breaking new music program is introduced. Also heading to MIPCOM is Heartbreak Island, produced by Imagination Television for TVNZ2 (New Zealand), the hot new multi-night reality series that tests how modern routes to finding love stand up against real world challenges.