Ride Upon the Storm
Talking to ttvnews at Mipv, Beatriz Campos, Head of International Sales at Studiocanal, revealed the company is looking to adapt its fiction formats in the region and announced season two of Ride Upon the Storm.
Studiocanal hasn’t stopped taking its shows internationally, including Latin America, and now, the company is looking closely at the region to explore more collaboration opportunities and possible adaptations of its fiction formats.
“We’re looking forward to exploring other opportunities, mostly formats,” explained Beatriz Campos, Head of International Sales at Studiocanal in an exclusive interview with ttvnews.
“The idea is to have local adaptations of the content we have available. We have a premium content catalogue that’s very excusive and we think it has the potential to work well in the region in terms of local adaptations,” added the executive.
In this sense, one of the main contenders in La Porta Rosa, an Italian series that’s been picked up by AMC for its distribution but that can also be adapted successfully in Latin America. According to Campos, they’re “in negotiations” and they hope to announce something “very soon.”
A Spanish-Language First
Looking at a more Latin market but with a very European DNA, Studiocanal has announced their first ever Spanish-language series produced in collaboration with Spain’s Bambu Producciones.
“It’s still very early stages and we’re expecting to launch the show during Mipcom,” explained the executive. “We really want to announce the show because it will be a very ambitious project and we think it’s one of the best shows to hit the market.”
“I think that Bambu is a brand that’s already well established in Latin America, so the doors are already open for us in the region and I’m very excited to introduce the show to the market in the future,” she added.
Ride Upon the Storm Goes International
In addition to the company’s plans in Latin America, the executive also spoke about the success of Ride Upon the Storm, which has been licensed to an extensive line-up of premium channels around the world.
The drama has been acquired by M-Net Africa; TVNZ New Zealand; SBS Australia; Lumiere Benelux; RTVS Slovakia; NC+ Poland; LRT Lithuania and RTE Ireland along with a previously announced sale to Telefonica in Spain.
These sales join previous deals in French and German-speaking Europe with Arte.
“This highly-produced, intense and glossy drama plays out extremely well in the schedules of top-quality channels,” explained Campos. “Family dramas are truly universal and Ride Upon The Storm is very relatable to viewers in different parts of the world.”
And in addition, Studiocanal has launched a brand new season that brings he total number of episodes available up to 20 x 1 hour.
Set in Denmark, Ride Upon The Storm deals with the multi-faceted relationships of family, exploring good and evil and the spiritual journey of finding one’s way and seeking a greater meaning in life.
It is produced by Denmark’s DR Drama in co-production with ARTE France and SAM le Français and is written and created by BAFTA Award winner Adam Price (Borgen).
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