The consultancy firm hosted its traditional Fresh TV Fiction conference during the first day of MipCancun Online+, presenting the main trends and its selection of standout fictions for the region.
On Tuesday, November 17, during day one of MipCancun Online+, The Wit hosted its traditional Fresh TV Fiction conference virtually, to present the main trends that marked the year in terms of fiction series in the region and its selection of most remarkable titles.
Virginia Mouseler, CEO of the consultancy firm, began the talk by presenting the two trends that shone in Latin America in 2020: “This year, scripted formats are stronger in Latin America than the rest of the world. It was the same last year and it’s confirmed this year,” she said.
In this regard, the CEO explained that while scripted formats represent 4% of the scripted shows launched worldwide this year, the percentage is double in Latin America.
“This year we had seven scripted formats launched in Latin America. And among those, four were in Mexico. And out of the three in Mexico, three came from Chile,” she added.
The second main trend, she explained, featured Turkish drama’s continued success in the global market. “Second, Turkish scripted formats and series conquered new territories,” she said.
The Wit’s Selection of Standout Dramas for Latin America
Black Money Love
Country: Mexico (adaptation of Turkish drama)
Distributor: Inter Medya
Adaptation of a Turkish telenovela. Romance between a successful young stylist from a rich family and a cop fighting organized crime.
Armas de mujer
Four women face their worst nightmare: the police arrest their husbands for being linked to the same criminal organization. They join forces in the most unusual manner. Starring Kate del Castillo.
The Red Room
Distribution: Eccho Rights
Based on the real experiences of an Istanbul psychiatrist, female patients tell their traumatic stories and troubling thoughts in Dr Nilufer’s practice.
Romantic series based on a book by a psychiatrist, telling real-life experiences. A love story complicated by difficult relationships with family and friends.
Distribution: Inter Medya
A young and idealistic journalist dies in a car accident. But he comes back to life in another body to find answers to the questions surrounding his mysterious death.
Three families of a Ukrainian descent and part of the same community have to deal with supernatural phenomena.
The tragedy of an exorcist, boxer and ex convict, exiled by the church to a remote town. His enemies will soon find him.
Inés del alma mía
Distribution: Lagardere Studios
Based on a novel by Isabel Allende. The life of the conquistadora and the explorer, Inés de Suarez.
Production: Zebra Producciones
The story of Spanish medieval hero and legend, El Cid.