Same as every year, Mipcom presented The Wit’s Fresh TV Fiction conference, this time, virtually. The company’s selection for this year features titles from Latin America, Spain and Turkey.
The international consulting firm The Wit revealed in virtual format its selection of the “freshest” fictions on the market as part of Mipcom Online+.
Under the theme “We may survive”, this year’s selection is marked by current affairs and resilience, many real events and series based on books.
As for the Hispanic world, the list had only two mentions: Spanish series Veneno (Atresmedia International) and the US Hispanic series Armas de Mujer, from NBCUniversal, which will air as a Peacock original.
From Brazil, meanwhile, End, from Globo Studios, also made the cut.
And within a very European list, Turkey also stood out with three series: The Red Room (Eccho Rights), The Agency (Madd Entertainment) and Interrupted (Inter Medya).
The Wit’s Fresh TV Fiction selection
Who Died? (Israel)
Eran, a young man without ambitions is diagnosed with cancer. Only now, when death is nearby, Eran discovers his passion for life and finds a new love.
Based on the book Killing for Company, a portrait of Scottish serial killer, Dennis Nielsen, who murdered at least 15 men and boys between 1978 and 1983.
The Hunt for a Killer (Sweden)
In 1989, the murder of 10 year old girl traumatized Sweden. The case remained unsolved for 16 years until a man within the police force turned against the authorities and solved the crime.
Something to Hide (France)
France TV Distribution
The real story of a highly respected public figure who is accused of rape by his nine year old grandson. He claims innocence. 15 hellish years result in one terrifying miscarriage of justice.
For Life (Norway)
The life of victoria, a cop, across two different timelines: in the present, where she puts criminals behind bars and in the future, where she is locked up in prison. What happened in between?
The Investigation (Sweden, Denmark)
Te complex investigation into the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who was killed in august 2017 by Peter Madsen, owner of submarine UC3 Nautilus.
The Red Room (Turkey)
Based on the real experiences of an Istanbul psychiatrist, female patients tell their traumatic stories and troubling thoughts in Dr. Nilufer’s practice.
The Agency (Turkey)
Local adaptation of the french scripted format Call my agent. The daily lives of the employed of a talent agency in Istanbul representing famous actors.
A young idealistic journalist dies in a car accident. But he comes back to life in another body to find answers to the questions surrounding his mysterious death.
Five lifelong friends, who shared the pleasures of youth on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro from the 1960 to the 1980s reunited at the funeral of one of them. Based on a novel.
Armas de mujer (US Hispanic)
Four women face their worst nightmare: the police arrest their husbands for being linked to the same criminal organization. They join forces in the most unusual manner. Starring Kate del Castillo.
Me, a Juror At The Maxi Trial (Italy)
Asacha Media Group
Docu-drama telling the story of a maxi process, the first real trial against the mafia bosses, one of the biggest events in Italian recent history.
Petra is a twice-divorced detective working a desk job for a criminal investigatory squad. Suddenly she is thrust onto the frontlines solving violent crimes and murders.
The memoirs of a Spanish icon of the LBGTQ movement, transgender singer and actress Cristina Ortiz, called La veneno, from her birth in the 60s to her accidental death in 2016. Based on a book.
A Good Man (Russia)
Yellow, Black and White
A young Moscow detective arrives in a small town to investigate on a serial killer. She partners with a a sexy local detective who also happens to be the serial killer they are trying to find.
19 year old Yegor embarks on a search for his parents, who went missing during an ethnographic expedition. Travelling deep into the land he will discover the mystery from his past.
Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles (Russia)
Yellow, Black and White
Sherlock Holmes has found and fought Jack the Ripper in London. But the killer flees to the Russian empire. Sherlock chases after him but nobody takes his methods seriously in St Petersburg.