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Titles like Victoria, Timeless and Midnight Sun did good business at Mipcom, but there were also interesting format deals involving Japan, Ukraine and Argentina.
As content buyers and sellers head for Mipcom, Fox will be pleased with the performance of its movie reboot Lethal Weapon, while HBO’s Westworld and FX’s American Horror Story also shine.
US channel Showtime has again shown long-term commitment to its drama series by renewing Homeland for two further seasons, while BBC2 will continue to be the home of lavish French period drama Versailles.
Acorn is providing a platform for international scripted series to break into the US, while Lifetime unveils plans for a news series based on Bette Midler’s classic 1980s movie Beaches.
From true crime to financial crime, the ever-evolving crime genre continues to dominate the TV landscape. Also this week, a US adaptation for Misfits and a new trans drama from Freeform.
As delegates fly home from MipTV in Cannes, Andy Fry looks back at the scripted series that attracted buyers’ attention during the week.
Harlan Coben is making a series based on his book Six Years and teaming up with Red Production Company, while Zodiak Rights backs David Raymond’s Arise and Sonar works with Vivek J Tiwary to tell the story of the ‘fifth Beatle.’
At the conclusion of international content market Mipcom, Andy Fry reviews some of the week’s headline scripted deals.