One of the new crop of original series ordered up by Amazon Studios, this adaptation of Michael Connelly's best-selling Harry Bosch detective franchise has the potential to go global with its combination of familiar police procedural and dark edge.
Titus Welliver plays Bosch, a hard boiled LAPD detective trying to solve the murder of 13-year-old boy while himself standing trial for murdering a serial killer.
Sales: Red Arrow International
"The Honourable Woman" Sales: BBC Worldwide
High-end mini-series are a must-have for most big international broadcasters and the combination of the BBC and Sundance Channel brands with the A-list cred of lead Maggie Gyllenhaal, who plays the lead in this Middle East-set thriller, make The Honorable Woman a TV event pubwebs the world over will be clamoring for.
Sales: BBC Worldwide
Steve Buscemi's web series, which AOL have picked up to premiere in May, has the Boardwalk Empire star chatting with celebrity friends and everyday New Yorkers on a bench in Central Park. Could make a nice niche entry internationally for second-tier cable and pay-TV operators, as well as VOD services.
Sales: FremantleMedia International
"Gomorrah: The Series"
The small-screen take on Matteo Garrone's 2008 Golden Globe-nominated feature, based on Roberto Saviano's expose of the Camorra mafia. This grimy, real-life Godfather goes out on Sky Italia later this year. The Weinstein Company are already developing an English-language version with Italian producers Cattleya.
Sales: Beta Film
"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
The international marketplace is jonesing for another Breaking Bad after Vince Gilligan's series wrapped and this adaptation of Robert Rodriguez 's Texan gangsters-meet-Mexican-vampires film might just tick the boxes. Rodriguez's El Rey Network has already ordered a second season of Dusk Till Dawn, which Netflix carries in several international territories.
Fox is targeting the crowded, but lucrative, high-end drama market with this new Mid-East-set drama from Homeland creator Gideon Raff, producer/showrunner Howard Gordon and Six Feet Under's Craig Wright. With David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) directing, Tyrant is easily the hottest new series out there. When Fox screened the pilot to buyers in London earlier this year, it got a standing ovation.
Sales: 20th Century Fox Television Distribution
This Australian thriller features Lucy Lawless (Spartacus), David Wenham (Top Of The Lake) and Aden Young (I, Frankenstein) in a six-part drama about two very different brothers who uncover a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of political power. The Audience Network picked up U.S. rights ahead of MIP, as did the Sundance Channel for Latin America.
Sales: DCD Rights
Korean romantic dramas dominate the Asian television market and CJ's Emergency Couple looks to be the next cross-border hit. It stars Ji-Hyo Song and Jin-Hyuk Choi as a divorced couple who find themselves interning at the same hospital and are forced to work together.
Sales: CJ E&M Corporation
British mainstream sitcom Cuckoo was a strong seller for Fremantle in its initial season with Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Andy Samberg playing a new age American annoying his uptight British in-laws (played by Greg Davies and Helen Baxendale). But with Twilight alum Taylor Lautner replacing Samberg for season two, Cuckoo looks even more like a primetime player.
Sales: FremantleMedia International
This medieval epic from Berlin production giant UFA Fiction is the story of Germany's most famous knight, a former robber and plunderer who throws his force behind empire Karl the Great in a battle of good vs. evil. The limited series will go out as a primetime event on German commercial network RTL.
Sales: Global Screen
The latest Spanish period drama from the makers of hit Grand Hotel, Velvet is set in 1950s Madrid and features a cross-class romance between Alberto (Miguel Angel Silvestre), heir to his family's fashion empire, and lowly seamstress Ana (Paula Echevarria). Velvet was a hit on Spain's Antena 3, drawing a record five million viewers.
Sales: Beta Film
“Thicker Than Water”
Swedish series Thicker Than Water goes into uncharted territory for Scandi drama, which has until now been focused on crime (The Killing) and politics (Borgen). This local primetime hit -- nearly 30 percent market share on national network SVT -- focuses on a trio of squabbling siblings forced to jointly run their family B&B after their mother dies.
Sales: ZDF Enterprises
"The Great Fire"
The tale of the catastrophic 1666 fire that razed London to the ground, this period epic tells the story from the perspective of a humble baker Thomas Farriner (Braodchurch's Andrew Buchan) and his wife Sarah (Game of Thrones' Rose Leslie). Jack Huston (Parade’s End) plays King Charles II and Daniel Mays (Public Enemies) in the 4x60 minute mini-series.
Sales: ITV Studios Global Entertainment
"The Odd Couple"
Comedy is back in a big way on the international market -- with hits such as The Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls driving a global sitcom revival. By giving a series order to this reboot of the Neil Simon classic -- with Matthew Perry as legendary slob Oscar Madison -- CBS is hoping the whole world will laugh along.
Sales: CBS Studios International
This European crime drama starring Prison Break's William Fichtner and Hunger Games baddie Donald Sutherland adds such bankable names as Ray Stevenson and Carrie-Anne Moss for its second go.
NBC, which premiered the procedural in the U.S. last summer, still hasn't committed yet to season two but Crossing Lines was a hit in the old country and the sophomore season is already in the can.
Sales: Tandem Communication
The futuristic thriller from exec producers J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman has the right mix of the familiar (buddy cop police procedural) and the novel (one buddy is an android) that could make it the next global hit. Going into MIP, Warner inked a Brit deal for the Fox series with UKTV.
Sales: Warner Bros. International Television Distribution
This Irish-set procedural – with ex-X Files star Gillian Anderson as a Brit detective, was a hit on BBC 2 and did solid sales for Germany's ZDF Enterprises. Global giant Endemol is looking to take things to the next level with season two, which it will be selling to buyers following Endemol's acquisition of The Fall producers Artists Studio.
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