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After two years of COVID-mandated virtual events, leading international TV conference MIPCOM is looking to reestablish its claim as the “mother of all entertainment content markets” with its 2022 event, which runs October 17-20. at Cannes. Organizer RX France is expecting over 10,000 attendees from some 96 countries and a who’s who of small-screen actors, including all studios (Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBCUniversal, Paramount, MGM and Fox Entertainment) plus Netflix, independent production giants Fremantle, Banijay, ITV Studios, BBC Studios, Red Arrow and All3Media, and national champions such as the French StudioCanal and Gaumont, the Italian Rai Com, the Scandinavian platform Viaplay and the Japanese Fuji Television. All will be looking to feed an ever-growing global appetite for content. Among the hundreds of new shows and formats presented at MIPCOM this year, The Hollywood Reporter picked a dozen scripted dramas — from a European environmental thriller to a Japanese drama set on a winery — that could be this season’s best sellers.

Black Ops

BUZZ Combining British comedy with London cop show – two genres that are strong international sellers – this high-profile comedy thriller follows two East London police community support officers who get in the way of their heads. when they try to go undercover in their local crime gang.

TALENT Black Ops is co-created and co-written by BAFTA winners Gbemisola Ikumelo
(A league apart) and Hammed Animashaun (Black Mirror), which also plays; The Queen’s Bet actor Akemnji Ndifornyen plays notorious gang leader Tevin.


dark hearts

BUZZ Action sells and this six-part series from Mandarin Television seems to deliver a lot on that front, with a story following the leader of an elite French commando unit on a mission to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking Iraqi jihadist. rank in exchange for crucial information. which could help the allied forces to retake Mosul and prevent terrorist attacks on French soil. France Télévision and Amazon Prime Vidéo France are the local commissioners.

TALENT Ziad Doueiri, acclaimed director of The attack and The insultto the script bar of Office veterans Corinne Garfin and Duong Dang-Tha.

SALES New Connect

Dream all in black

BUZZ Global streamers and local pay-TV channels are in the market for cutting-edge comedy, and this six-part series, adapted from a hit web series about a young filmmaker battling racial prejudice to succeed in the industry, has the makings of a cult hit.

TALENT Rising British multi-talent Adjani Salmon, who co-wrote (with Ali Hughes) and stars in the adaptation, has already won a BAFTA emerging talent award for the series pilot.


drops of god

BUZZ The Bear meets The Surprising Race in a Japanese cellar. This eight-part live-action drama, adapted from the hit manga, follows a competition held by famed winemaker Yutaka Kanzaki, who before his death left behind 12 envelopes for his biological son Shizuku Kanzaki and adopted son Issei Tomine. . Each envelope contains a description of a different wine. The two sons must search for each wine around the world, with the winner of the quest becoming the sole heir to the family winery.

TALENT Tomohisa Yamashita (The man from Toronto) and Fleur Geffrier (Das Boot) star, with false flag and Absence director Oded Ruskin behind the camera, made from a screenplay by Marianne the writer Quoc Dang Tran.

SALES Legendary Television


BUZZ This Japanese drama-thriller seeks to strike a balance between two of TV’s most enduring genres: true crime and procedural. Inspired by real-life cases involving multiple false convictions, the series follows a team of investigators at a low-rated magazine show who uncover a statewide conspiracy.

TALENT Conduct My Auto Escape Tôko Miura stars alongside Masami Nagasawa, Gordon Maeda and Ryohei Suzuki.

SALES Kansai Television


BUZZ Drama Republic, British production of pebbles from French Mediawan, reconnects with its The honorable woman Writer-director Hugo Blick will target high-end international broadcasters with a period drama about an aristocratic Englishwoman who travels to 19th-century America to exact revenge on the man she holds responsible for the death of his son.

TALENT An all-star British cast includes Emily Blunt, Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds, Stephen Rae and Rafe Spall.

INTERNATIONAL SALES All3Media International

USA RELEASE November 11 on Amazon Prime


BUZZ Sci-fi remains one of the strongest genres on the international market, and this six-episode crime thriller is keen to lock in with global streamers and a national broadcaster. His murderous and mysterious plot, which takes place between the International Space Station and the rocket launch site in Kazakhstan, involves a decapitated American astronaut, a tenacious Kazakh cop and major changes in the space-time continuum.

TALENT The international cast of the series includes Lex Shrapnel, Céline Sallette, Daniyar Alshinov and Vlad Ivanov.

SALES StudioCanal

Last King of the Cross

buzz Narcos proved that there is a global appetite for drug and money stories set outside the United States and this six-part Australian true story, following two Lebanese-born brothers drawn into the fueled underworld by the coke of the 1980s Sydney club scene, could be the successful niche network streaming platforms. Paramount+ is coming out in Australia.

Talent Tim Roth is the A-list name in the majority Australian cast which includes Lincoln Younes (big hotel), Claude Jabbour (Stateless) Callan Mulvey (outlaw king) and Tess Haubrich (Alien: Pact).

Sales Cineflix Rights

The night Logan woke up

BUZZ Streamers and niche networks, especially public broadcasters, will want to check out this series, the first television adaptation from Canadian film auteur Xavier Dolan (I killed my mother). Adapted from the play by Michel Marc Bouchard, the five-episode psychological horror thriller follows Mimi, her brother Jules and their best friend, Logan, who are torn apart by a traumatic event in their 1990s childhood and reconnect 30 years later. late.

TALENT Dolan will write, direct and star alongside the original cast of Bouchard’s play, including Julie LeBreton, Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, Éric Bruneau, Patrick Hivon and Julianne Côté.

SALES StudioCanal

Poker face

BUZZ Case of the Week proceedings are a mainstay of free-to-air broadcasters around the world, and this mystery comedy-drama, the TV debut of Knives out and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, has the makings of a prime-time hit.

TALENT Russian Doll Star exec Natasha Lyonne produces and directs a top-notch cast that also includes Adrien Brody, Chloë Sevigny and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

INTERNATIONAL SALES Paramount global content distribution

USA RELEASE Bowing to Peacock in 2023

The rookie: the Feds

BUZZ Dependable mainstream crime dramas are blockbusters around the world and cable companies and local networks will be eyeing this spinoff of the hit ABC series. The recruit – which was recently renewed for a 5th season. This hour-long new drama applies the original’s “oldest recruit” premise to the FBI, with a middle-aged guidance counselor who quits her job to become a special agent taking on… unique cases.

TALENT Renew 911! former Niecy Nash-Betts stars alongside Felix Solis, Frankie Faison, Britt Robertson, Kevin Zegers and James Lesure


USA RELEASE September 27 on ABC

the swarm

BUZZ This eight-part environmental thriller game of thrones Showrunner Frank Doelger, based on Frank Schätzing’s bestseller, is shaping up to be one of the biggest European projects of the season. ZDF in Germany, France Télévisions and Rai in Italy are already co-producers, alongside Hulu Japan and Scandinavia’s Nordic Entertainment Group. The big push at MIPCOM will be for a US broadcaster or a global streaming partner.

TALENT Luke Watson (Brittany), Barbara Eder (Barbarians) and Philipp Stoelzl (North Face) lead a diverse cast of up-and-coming young talent and on-screen veterans, including Jack Greenlees, Cécile de France, Sharon Duncan-Brewster and Barbara Sukowa.

SALES Beta Movie / ZDF Studios

This story first appeared in the October 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.