This Monday Miptv Digital officially began with the second of The Wit’s “Fresh TV” conferences, this time dedicated to fiction. Production from Spain and Brazil stand out in the list, where the great trends are crime and retro feelings.

The new edition of Miptv Digital is taking place from Monday, April 12 until Friday, April 16, with conferences, showcases and networking sessions in digital format.

The event began its week with the second of The Wit’s Fresh TV conferences, who after revealing their selection of the freshest formats last Friday, now presented the most outstanding fiction series of the season.

Virginia Mouseler, CEO of the consultancy firm, began the conference by highlighting last year’s theme, “We may survive”, with series such as It’s a Sin by All3Media International.

And this year, the big trend among the chosen series is, on the one hand, serial killers and true crime stories, and on the other, the retro feeling and portraits of bygone eras, familiar to audiences.

In addition, the CEO highlighted Italian dramas within an almost entirely European list, where two productions from Spain and Latin America shine from the Hispanic world: Parot, the Spanish thriller, co-produced by RTVE, Amazon, ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) and Onza Entertainment; and the Brazilian drama A Life to Die For, by Globo.

Up next, the season’s fresh TV fictions, according to The Wit:

It’s a Sin
Country: UK
Distribution: All3Media International

It’s 1981, the start of a new decade and Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin begin a new life in London. Strangers at first, these young gay lads and their best friend Jill, find themselves thrown together and soon share each other’s adventures.

The Pembrokeshire Murders
Country: UK
Distribution: ITV Studios

In 2006, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins decided to reopen two unsolved 1980s murder cases linked with a string of burglaries.

Country: USA
Distribution: MGM Studios

The personal story of Clarice Starling, the young female FBI agent who interviewed Hannibal Lecter.

The Serpent
Country: UK
Distribution: ITV Studios

True Crime story: a serial killer who murdered young western travelers across the “Hippie Trail”.

The Showdown
Country: France
Distribution: Newen Connect

The police launch into an intense psychological mind game to bring down one of the most infamous and enigmatic serial killers of all time.

The Promise
Country: France
Distribution: Newen Content

1999. 11-year-old Charlotte Meyer vanishes without a trace in the heart of the Landes region. Police captain Pierre Castaing is tapped to head the investigation. Deeply shaken by his failure to find the little girl, Castaing becomes ostracized from the community as his own family falls apart. 20 years later, his daughter picks up the investigation in order to clear his name.

The Red Ripper
Country: Russia
Distribution: Okko Studios

The Journey of the Soviet serial killer Andrei Tchikatilo, nicknamed “Rostov Ripper”, convicted of the murder of 52 women and children.

Live in the Sand
Country: UK
Distribution: Keshet International

An idealistic police detective’s quest for justice leads him to cross the lines and act as a criminal.

Country: Israel
Distribution: DBG Films

Three Palestinian students move to Tel Aviv. Involved in the underground scene, they will lead an Arab-Jewish demonstration against war.

The Shadow Team
Country: Turkey
Distribution: Mistco

A team of 7 top expert is formed to eliminate terrorism in Turkey. In order to work undercover, they will be officially considered dead. Even their loved ones don’t know they are alive.

Country: Spain
Distribution: ViacomCBS Int. Studios

2013, Spain: After the annulment of the judicial doctrine “Parot”, dozens of terrorists, rapists and murderers are released. A female cop investigates, unaware that her own rapist wants to take revenge.

Lolita Lobosco
Country: Italy
Distribution: RAI Com

A female cop in a Southern Italy police precinct, run by men.

Il Commissario Ricciardi
Country: Italy
Distribution: RAI Com

Set in Naples during the fascist era. A police detective who sees the ghosts of killed people.

Country: Italy
Distribution: Sony Pictures Television

European coproduction. The life of Leonardo da Vinci. Each episode focuses on one of his great worls.

Country: Germany
Distribution: ZDF Enterprises

“Maternity noir”. A pregnant female cop investigates on her part in the disappearance of her own baby.

8 Witnesses
Country: Germany
Distribution: Fremantle

Formulaic drama taking place in one room. A child disappears in a museum. Eight witnesses are interviewed one by one in each episode.

Red Light
Country: Belgium
Distribution: Federation Entertainment

Thriller in the world of prostitution. Three women from completely different worlds join forces to get free from the control of men.

Country: Australia
Distribution: ITV Studios

An ambitious and high-achieving teenage girl has a surprise baby.

A Life to Die For
Country: Brazil
Distribution: Globo

Four characters die in a plane crash. God gives them a second chance, but they have only six months to live.