Munich, October 2nd, 2012.
Jean Reno, Betty White, Hayley Atwell, Steven Van Zandt, Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain: with over 50 new programs, including 5 new scripted series and an extensive TV movie slate, Red Arrow International presents an exciting and diverse line-up at MIPCOM featuring amazing talents and high quality content.
Fiction highlights include the crime series Jo, starring Jean Reno and Jill Hennessy (created by Emmy winner René Balcer), spy thriller Restless (co-produced by the BBC and Sundance Channel) with Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell and Michelle Dockery and the second seasons of both Lilyhammer and Betty White’s Off Their Rockers on NBC.
Red Arrow International’s format highlights are ABC’s hot new cooking competition show The Taste with Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain, A League of Their Own – Sky1’s highest entertainment commission of all times – and Heroes of the Internet, the new comedy format from the creator of International Emmy Award winning Benidorm Bastards.
Jens Richter, Managing Director of Red Arrow International: “Top tier talent! All genres: Crime, Thriller, Action, Comedy, Talent competition – you name it, we’ve got it. We very are very excited to bring you our amazing new line-up this MIPCOM.”
Events Unlimited: In his role as elite cop Jo (produced by Atlantique Productions) Jean Reno stops at nothing to solve mysterious murder cases. Fighting crime alongside Reno are Jill Hennessy (“Crossing Jordan”) and Tom Austen (“The Borgias”) while Hollywood newcomer Heida Reed (“One Day”) plays Jo’s estranged daughter Adèle. Filmed in English and on location in Paris, the crime series was created by Emmy Award winner René Balcer (“Law & Order”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”). Restless (produced by Endor Productions for the BBC and Sundance Channel) is a compelling espionage thriller set in World War II starring Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell and Michelle Dockery. Based on William Boyd’s international bestseller, the miniseries shows the duplicitous life of a female spy during World War II. The thriller The Spy (produced by Aspekt Telefilm-Produktion Berlin GmbH) tells the true story of Vera Schalburg: one of Germany’s top secret agents in 1940, Vera and two other agents are sent out for their most important mission which ends in a fiasco. Drama at its best: The Legacy of the Taveling Whore (produced by TV 60 Filmproduktion GmbH) is the third installment of SAT.1’s most successful event movie brand of all time. Set in the Middle Ages the opulent production tells the story of former whore Marie, who is kidnapped by the king’s mistress. In the mystery movie Bible of Blood (produced by TNF Tele Norm Film GmbH) medical student Milla randomly stumbles upon, a medieval manuscript and begins to explore and decipher the ancient text – with terrible consequences.
Formats: Commissioned by ABC, The Taste (produced by Kinetic Content) shows four culinary superstars – Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Brian Malarkey and Ludo Lefebvre – relying only on their taste buds to find the new cooking superstar. A League of Their Own (produced by CPL Productions) is the perfect mix of sports, comedy and entertainment. Now in its sixth and most successful season, A League of Their Own is Sky1’s highest rated entertainment commission of all times. From the creator of International Emmy Award winning Benidorm Bastards (produced by SHELTER) comes the clip show 2.0 Heroes of the Internet (produced by SHELTER), bringing us hilarious pranks, awkward moments and curious accidents. And in the game show Body & Brain (created by Red Seven Entertainment produced by R.T.I. S.P.A) two contestants go after a huge cash prize. The catch: neither has a chance without the other one’s help – and they have never seen each other before!
Drama Series: Aspiring plastic surgeon Dr. David Heller plans to land a position at an elite private clinic. Instead he ends up temporarily taking over an old doctor’s practice – together with Nina Hansen, David’s exact opposite: Heller & Hansen – Docs Apart (produced by Sony Pictures Film und Fernseh Produktions GmbH). Jessica has it all – the perfect figure, great charisma and success in her dream job. The dramedy shows what happens to Jessica after The Big Switch (produced by Producers at Work GmbH) when she wakes up one morning with several extra pounds on her hips. While Detective Gerry is the ultimate urban cowboy his new partner is a “do-gooder” and stickler for rules. Now both Cop & Snob (produced by Constantin Television GmbH) have to combine their unique talents to solve the unusual cases coming their way. In Family Undercover (produced by H & V Entertainment) top-notch cop Hans has to go into Witness Protection after infiltrating the Ukrainian Mafia – dragging along his teenage kids. In season four the highly trained professionals of the MPU – Missing Persons Unit (produced by Eyeworks) dedicate their lives to tracking down and rescuing missing people. In their fourth season the detectives in Zone City (produced by Studio-A) are determined not only to catch culprits but to find out which personal tragedy is at the heart of the crimes they investigate.
Comedy Series: Scoring record ratings on NBC, Betty White and her fearless gang of seniors are back for a second season of Betty White's Off Their Rockers (produced by Kinetic Content), a hidden-camera series where senior citizens prank unsuspecting youngsters. For her outstanding work, Betty White was nominated for an Emmy Award as Best Host. Betty White’s Off Their Rockers is based on International Emmy Award and Rose d’Or winning Benidorm Bastards (produced by SHELTER).
With over 15 new movies – including high quality, star loaded TV movies from US top-notch TV producer Larry Levinson and from Chesler/Perlmutter Productions – Red Arrow International’s movie line up offers everything from crime over drama to romantic comedy.
Ex-colleagues Jenna and Kyle cannot stand each other, but have to start getting along in order to secure a Baby Bonus (produced by Chesler/Perlmutter Productions) for their siblings. On her search for true love, Melanie is assisted by a Matchmaker Santa (produces by Larry Levinson Productions). And Jack tries to impress the girl of his dreams in the romantic comedy Keep on Dancing (produced by Chesler/Perlmutter Productions).
Upcoming Events: With millions of fans around the world, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch (produced by Fuse Entertainment) finally comes to TV in 2013. In his first case, Bosch follows the trail to a murderer after a dog brings home a human bone. Scoring historical ratings in Norway, the second season of Mafia dramedy Lilyhammer (produced by Rubicon TV, co-produced by Netflix) starring Steven Van Zandt comes next year. Lilyhammer has been picked up by Netflix, the BBC and SBS in Australia.
TV Magazines/Documentaries: Shock. Heart racing. Adrenaline pumping. Final prayers. The Indestructibles (produced by Story House Productions GmbH for National Geographic’s U.S) investigates ten real-life incidents, explaining how someone could survive the seemingly not survivable. The Traveling Whore: The True Story II (produced by Bilderfest Factual Entertainment) shows fascinating cases of forbidden love in the Middle Ages.
About Red Arrow International
Red Arrow International (formerly: SevenOne International) is the worldwide programming sales company of Red Arrow Entertainment Group. By marketing the group’s projects and third-party producers, Red Arrow International offers an extensive portfolio of fictional and factual programming plus a strong format line-up.
Led by Jens Richter, Red Arrow International is a gap financer and secures international co-production and co-financing partners. Launched in January 2010, Red Arrow Entertainment Group combines a dynamic and growing group of 18 TV production companies spanning 9 countries, with powerful creative partnerships, including Dick de Rijk (“You Deserve It”; “Deal or No Deal”) and Omri Marcus (“Eye Contact”). Red Arrow Entertainment Group is a ProSiebenSat.1 Group company which belongs to Europe‘s leading media groups, reaching more than 62 million TV households.