MIPTV: FremantleMedia and Corona Television to Launch New Series 'The Fight'

Covert Affairs Piper Parabo Still - H 2014
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Covert Affairs Piper Parabo Still - H 2014

The new international action and drama series has been green lit for five seasons.

FremantleMedia and London-based Corona Television are taking The Fight to Cannes.

The action series has been developed for five seasons, in a deal announced Wednesday, and will make its debut at MIPTV next week.

Corona and FremantleMedia are partnering on the new thriller, written and directed by Stephen Kay (Covert Affairs, Sons of Anarchy) and starring Covert Affairs actress Piper Perabo.

“At its core The Fight is about a very wild, f'ed-up tribe. It's a big canvass, but the goal is to tell an intimate, cinematic, romantic story every week about brave and passionate people who run towards the conflict, whether it's external or internal,” said Kay.

Over the five seasons the story will follow Perabo’s conflict photographer character Riley Miller as she chases stories around the globe from Afghanistan to Colombia, Nigeria and France.

The Fight is a passionate, dark and intense series. In Riley Miller, Stephen Kay has created a bold female character that gives an intimate, and sometimes harrowing, look at the world of conflict journalism and the dangers it entails. With the strong global elements, daring storylines and fearless characters, we are very much looking forward to presenting the new drama in Cannes,” said FremantleMedia International CEO Jens Richter.

FremantleMedia took a 25 percent stake in the newly-launched television arm of Corona Pictures back in February. That deal gives FremantleMedia first look at Corona projects.