Highlights include major new Scandi thriller Farang, new social experiment format Look Me in the Eye, and new documentary series Motive to Murder.
MIPCOM Cannes, 2016. Red Arrow International is heading to this year’s MIPCOM to launch an impressive new slate of shows across scripted, format and factual genres. New projects include dramas Farang, Mata Hari,The Romeo Section: Assassins and Pregau; formats Look Me in the Eye, Kiss Bang Love and Streetlab; factual and factual entertainment shows Motive To Murder, Man v. Viral, and adult animated comedy TheCyanide & Happiness Show.
Scripted highlights include the action-packed new Scandi thriller Farang (8 x 1 hour) produced by Warner Bros. for C More and TV4 Sweden, about a former criminal played by Ola Rapace (“Skyfall”) living in Thailand, who has his cover blown when his fifteen-year-old daughter comes looking for him; epic new drama series Mata Hari(12 x 1 hour), charting the extraordinary true-life story of the eponymous exotic dancer, courtesan and infamous spy; The Romeo Section: Assassins (10 x 1 hour), a stylish, high-stakes thriller from acclaimed showrunner Chris Haddock (“Boardwalk Empire”); and Pregau (8 x 1 hour), an edgy drama from award-winning writer and director Nils Willbrandt.
Formats include the brand new social experiment Look Me in the Eye – an emotionally charged show that puts the power of eye contact to the test by attempting to reunite divided friends and families; Streetlab, a new comedy format that follows four friends as they hit the streets to test their crazy theories about human behavior; and Kiss Bang Love, the provocative dating format from the creators of “Married at First Sight” that is now in production for FYI in the US.
An impressive and growing factual slate includes Motive to Murder (78 x half hour) – a fascinating, fast-paced and forensic look into some of the real-life murder cases that have made the headlines around the world: from crimes of passion and opportunistic slayings, to motiveless murders and acts of terrorism; and Man V. Viral (6 x 1 hour), combining scientific and engineering detective work with the most spectacular web stunts you will ever see.
Also launching at MIPCOM 2016 is adult animated comedy The Cyanide & Happiness Show (15 x half hour) from Explosm Entertainment and Studio71, a wacky, weird and wildly funny new show based on the cult web comic that has become a hit on NBC’s Seeso.
Henrik Pabst, Managing Director of Red Arrow International said: “We have a diverse slate of new shows for Cannes this October, demonstrating our strength across multiple genres. The slate highlights our strategy to showcase the best content originating from both our growing network of in-house production companies and a stellar range of third party producers.”