As part of its alliance with NENT Studios, Mexican producer Dopamine will co-develop British series Close to Me.
This Monday, Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) announced the production of a new original series for the international market: Close to Me.
Based on the homonymous novel by Amanda Reynolds, Close to Me will be a British series co-produced by NENT Studios UK and Mexico’s Dopamine.
Dopamine’s entry into the project comes as part of the previously announced alliance with NENT Studios.
As detailed, the series was developed by The Development Partnership (TDP) and Great Point Media and arrived at NENT Studios UK thanks to the first-look deal signed by the studio with TDP.
“Our goal has always been to break glass ceilings, to push the industry from new models and scope, and that is why we are delighted to co-produce this fast-paced series with NENT Studios UK and The Development Partnership team. Close to Me is the first European series co-produced with Mexico, in English, for the international market, which puts us as a studio on a new level, following the global strategy that we proposed from the beginning”, expressed Fidela Navarro, CEO of Dopamine .
Richard Halliwell, CEO of NENT Studios UK, added: “The international market demands strategic alliances between partners from all over the world, including Latin America. We are very excited to launch our first English original series with The Development Partnership to bring in top British talent, as well as Dopamine, for greater reach and co-production synergy. In a short time, Dopamine has stood out from Mexico for its production quality and for its innovation in the search for new business models”.
Already acquired by Channel 4 in the UK and Viaplay in the Nordic countries, the series will be distributed internationally by NENT Studios UK.
Close to Me will star Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) and Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) and will have six episodes.
It tells the story of Jo Harding (Connie Nielsen), a woman who seems to have it all: a beautiful home, a loving family, and a devoted husband (Christopher Eccleston).
But after a fall, Jo loses the last year of her life from her memory. As she tries to piece together the puzzle of her life, she realizes not everything was as perfect as it seemed and someone will do everything possible to hide a terrible secret from her.
The series was written by Angela Pell (Snow Cake, Gifted) and will be directed by Michael Samuels (The Missing, Any Human Heart).
Gina Carter (24 Hour Party People, Kingdom) and Connie Nielsen are executive producers alongside Robert Taylor and Ed Clarke of TDP and Dave Clarke of NENT Studios UK.
Production will begin this month.