Five titles likely to generate buzz at MIPCOM
'The Event,' 'Camelot' looking for buyers"The Event"
When Sean Walker begins investigating the mysterious disappearance of his fiance, he stumbles upon a conspiracy that begins with his shadowy father-in-law and extends all the way to the White House. Directed/exec produced by Jeffery Reiner ("Friday Night Lights"), "The Event" features a host of small-screen veterans, including Jason Ritter ("Parenthood"), Laura Innes ("ER"), Scott Patterson ("Gilmore Girls") and Blair Underwood ("Dirty Sexy Money").
NBC Universal International Television Distribution
Currently shooting at Ireland's Ardmore Studios, this romantic adventure presents a historically authentic retelling of the classic King Arthur legend. When King Uther is poisoned by his own daughter, his legitimate but publicly unknown son, Arthur, must succeed the king and return greatness to the Castle Camelot. Led by "New Moon's" Jamie Campbell Bower as King Arthur, this Irish-Canadian co-production also stars Joseph Fiennes ("Shakespeare in Love") as Merlin, Eva Green ("Casino Royale") as Morgan, Claire Forlani ("Meet Joe Black") as Arthur's mother Queen Igraine and newcomer Tamsin Egerton as Guinevere.
From creator/executive producer Ted Griffin ("Ocean's Eleven,") and executive producer Shawn Ryan ("The Shield"), this edgy comedic drama stars Donal Logue ("Life") as Hank Dolworth, an ex-cop who partners with his best friend Britt ("True Blood's" Michael Raymond-James) to run an unlicensed private investigation business. Featuring a laid back, witty rapport between the two leads, "Terriers" co-stars Laura Allen ("Dirt") and Rockmond Dunbar ("Prison Break"), with a pilot episode directed by Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow," "The Shield").
Twentieth Century Fox TV Distribution
"World Without End"
The epic miniseries "Pillars of the Earth" had the second-biggest start of all time for a show on Starz and has since been setting ratings records worldwide. Tandem Communications, Starz, Canada's Muse Entertainment and Scott Free are reteming for the sequel, "World Without End." Like "Pillars" it is based on a Ken Follett best-seller. The action is set in the same fictional English town of Knightsbridge, though now 200 years on. Now that "Pillars" has whet the appetite of Follett's massive fan base, expect buyers around the globe to be lining up for "World."
Based on the best-selling series of novels by award-winning author Mark Billingham, this crime drama follows Detective Inspector Tom Thorne (David Morrissey), a man with a troubled past whose dogged investigations have won him few friends within the local police force. With a pilot episode directed by big-screen veteran Stephen Hopkins ("Under Suspicion"), "Thorn" also features an international supporting cast that includes Natascha McElhone ("Californication"), Sandra Oh ("Grey's Anatomy"), Eddie Marsan ("Sherlock Holmes") and Aidan Gillen ("The Wire").