Reed Midem announced the 12 series chosen for the Miptv’s Drama Buyers Summit 2020, including three series from Spain: Benidorm, Nasdrovia and Dissappeared.

The Miptv’s Drama Buyers Summit will this year offer international buyers an exclusive first-look at 12 brand-new series from around the world. The event will take place on Sunday, March 29, the day prior to the start of Miptv (March 30-April 2).

Now in its 5th year, Miptv’s Drama Buyers Summit is an invitation-only showcase designed to meet the growing international demand for high-end drama series. The showcase will present an exclusive first look at a curated selection of the most anticipated international new series in production to 450 leading acquisition executives and commissioners.

The event will open with a networking lunch at the Debussy Theatre (Palais des Festivals). This will be followed by the screening of exclusive 15-minute previews of 12 series in production, selected for their writing and production values, originality, and their worldwide appeal.

The selection has been made with the support of the MIP Drama Buyers Advisory Board, comprised of leading global industry executives with extensive experience in acquisitions, co-productions, and international business development: Ignacio Barrera, SVP, Sales, & Business Development, Telemundo Global Studios (USA); Geraldine Easter, Director of Programming & Acquisitions, Nine Network (Australia); Aline Marrache-Tesseraud, Senior Vice-President, International Original Content Development, Universal Music France (France); Anette Romer, Head of Acquisitions & Formats, TV2 (Denmark); Sarah Wright, Director of Acquisitions, SKY (UK); Viktoria Wasilewski, Head of Content, Amazon Italia Services Srl (Italy).

The 12 series to be presented at the Miptv’s Drama Buyers Summit

Beau-Séjour (Belgium)
10×45′ Whodunit with a supernatural twist
Production: De Mensen, VRT / Eén, VAF Media Fund / Flanders Image, NL Film Incentive, Gallop Tax Shelter, Belgian Tax Shelter and Creative Europe
Distribution: Lagardère Studios Distribution
Broadcaster: VRT / Eén

Benidorm (Spain)
13×50′ Comedy-drama
Production: Atresmedia TV series produced in collaboration with Plano a Plano
Distribution: Atresmedia
Broadcaster: Antena 3

Bloodlands (United Kingdom)
4×60′ Crime
Production: HTM Television
Distribution: Hat Trick International
Broadcaster: BBC One

Disappeared (Spain)
13×70′ Crime
Production: Mediaset España and Plano a Plano
Distribution: Mediterráneo Mediaset España Group
Broadcaster: Mediaset España

Nasdrovia (Spain)
6×30′ Comedy-drama
Production: MOVISTAR+ in collaboration with GLOBOMEDIA
Distribution: The Mediapro Studio Distribution
Broadcaster: MOVISTAR+

Paris Police 1900 (France)
8×60’ Drama
Production: Tetra Media Fiction & AFPI
Distribution: Studiocanal
Broadcaster: Canal +

The Baker and The Beauty (United Kingdom)
9×45’ Comedy-drama
Production: Universal Television and ABC Studios in association with Keshet Studios.
Distribution: Keshet International and NBCUniversal Global Distribution
Broadcaster: ABC

The Machinery (Sweden)
8×45′ Action Thriller
Production: Anagram Sweden, Nordic Entertainment Group, Film i Väst and Helsinki Filmi, with the support from Lindholmen Science Park, Film i Skåne, SFI and Creative Europe MEDIA.
Distribution: Lagardère Studios Distribution
Broadcaster: Viaplay

The Sea Beyond (Italy)
12×60’ Young Adult Drama
Production: Picomedia and RAI
Distribution: Beta Film
Broadcaster: RAI

The Window (Germany)
10×45’ Drama Thriller
Production: Boogie Entertainment in coproduction with Fuji TV, ZDF Enterprises and Velvet Films
Distribution: ZDF Enterprises and Fuji TV
Broadcaster: tba

Unseen (Belgium)
10×52′ Mystery Drama
Production: Kwassa Films
Distribution: About Premium Content
Broadcaster: RTBF & Proximus

Wolf Trap (Russian Federation)
16×50′ Drama, Crime
Production: KIT Film Studio
Distribution: NTV Broadcasting Company Russia
Broadcaster: NTV Broadcasting Company Russia