Hot Picks

TBI’s Formats Hot Picks April 2020

The markets and events circuit might be suspended but it’s not stopping the format world from rolling out new IP and refreshed ideas, as evidenced in four shows below. Sing Or Spin Distributor: Fremantle Hopefuls sing their hearts out in a contest with a unique spin     Legacy List Distributor: DRG Revealing the personal […]

Scripted Hot Pick: We Got This

The death of real-life Prime Minister Olof Palme rocked Sweden and the world in the 1980s yet his death has never been solved. Enter George English, an American living in Sweden, who is grieving from the death of his father, the collapse of his career and an insurmountable tax bill. Although fictional, the story is […]

TBI’s Scripted Hot Picks April 2020

TBI Magazine looks at some of the latest scripted programming set to launch over the coming weeks, including a crime show from Germany, a wartime French thriller, an HBO dramedy with Phoebe Waller-Bridge attached and a political series from Iceland. The Minister Distributor: Cineflix Rights A populist Prime Minister with a worsening medical condition threatens […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Dark Woods

German drama has become increasingly sought after over the past couple of years and Dark Woods (aka Das Geheimnis Des Totenwaldes) is another worth taking a look at. The 6 x 45 minute series has been inspired by the real-life disappearance of a woman in the German region of Lower Saxony and is set during […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Shadowplay

Created by Måns Mårlind, whose previous shows include The Bridge and Midnight Sun, this Berlin-based drama is set in what producers describe as “the wild west of purgatory”. It follows the exploits of US cop Max McLaughlin, played by True Detective’s Taylor Kitsch, with the 16-episode series split into two eight-part seasons. Having landed in […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Unchained

Israel-based producer and distributor ADD Content previously sold Fauda to Netflix and is now bringing this hard-hitting drama about divorce to international buyers. Being sold as both a scripted format and a finished series, Unchained has been produced by United Studios of Israel and premiered on public broadcaster Kan. It was created by Joseph Madmoni, […]

Scripted Hot Pick: The Minister

This rather timely drama delves into what might happen if the person in charge of a nation fails to disclose an illness that could potentially impact their ability to govern. The 8 x 60-minute show stars Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Trapped) and revolves around populist politician Benedikt Ríkardsson, who takes […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Run

This half-hour comedy, which had been due to receive its world premiere at Series Mania in Lille, comes from two of the creative talents whose previous work includes the likes of Killing Eve and Fleabag. Run, which has been created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and writer Vicky Jones, follows the life of a woman, played by […]

MIPCOM 2019: TBI’s Kids Hot Picks

From a team of superhero seals to a wolf’s dreams of becoming a fairytale hero, TBI presents a selection of the best children’s content hitting the Croisette. Seal Force 5 Hoho Rights       #DeliciousMax MK Media Group       Odo Sixteen South Rights       Kids Safari West One International   […]

MIPCOM 2019 Kids Hot Pick: Touch The Earth

Based on Julian Lennon and his children’s book collaborator Bart Davis’s trio of New York Times-bestselling books, Touch The Earth aims to inspire children around the world to become eco-warriors and promote sustainability. Lennon and Davis are executive producers on the series, which is being made through Gaumont Animation in collaboration with its president Nicolas […]