Red Arrow Studios International is heading to this year’s MIPTV with a diverse slate of high-profile new shows across scripted, formats and factual, from a host of award-winning creators.
Red Arrow Studios International’s scripted line-up includes new crime drama Vienna Blood (3 x 90’ or 6 x 45’) from acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson (Deep State, Jericho, Sherlock). Set in 1900s Vienna, a hot bed of philosophy, science and art, the thrilling series is based on the best-selling novels by Frank Tallis and produced by Endor Productions and MR Film, in co-production with Red Arrow Studios International, ZDF Germany and ORF (Austria). Academy Award and Emmy-nominee Robert Dornhelm (Anne Frank: The Whole Story) and Umut Dag (Cracks in Concrete) have directed the series, which stars Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game, And When Did You Last See Your Father?) and Juergen Maurer (Vorstadtweiber, Tatort).
Further scripted highlights include Departure (6 x 45’), a high-octane conspiracy thriller about the shock disappearance of Flight 716, starring Emmy Award-winner Archie Panjabi and Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer. Departure is produced by Shaftesbury and Greenpoint Productions, in association with Corus Entertainment for Global (Canada). Alongside this is Bad Mothers (8 x 45’), a sexy, funny new drama produced by Jungle Entertainment and Filthy Productions for Nine Network (Australia) and TVNZ (New Zealand), about modern women juggling life’s big issues: love, family, careers, infidelity … and murder! Also heading to MIPTV is murder mystery drama The Girl from St. Agnes (8 x 51’), produced by Quizzical Pictures for Showmax (South Africa) which follows the mysterious death of a schoolgirl at an elite boarding school.
From its non-scripted show roster, Red Arrow is bringing landmark New York Times series The Weekly (30 x 27’) to MIPTV, as the series prepares to make its US debut in June. Commissioned by FX in association with Hulu and produced by The New York Times and Left/Right, The Weekly brings the newspaper’s unparalleled journalism and insight to the TV screen, going beyond US and international news to find the big, signature stories that nobody else is telling. The company will also be launching a new factual true crime series The Curse of the Vologne (4 x 45’), a production by Elephant Group for France 3 which tells the extraordinary story of a tragic child murder that continues to haunt France.