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FremantleMedia picks up intl distribution rights to MTV’s new drama ‘Eye Candy’

FremantleMedia picks up intl distribution rights to MTV’s new drama ‘Eye Candy’

MUMBAI: Television format creator and distributor FremantleMedia International has announced its acquisition of the international distribution rights (excluding North America) to MTV’s new scripted thriller ‘Eye Candy (10 x 60)’.

Based on R.L. Stine’s best-selling novel, the series starring Victoria Justice is set to premiere on MTV in the US from 12 January 2015.

‘Eye Candy’ centres on tech genius Lindy, played by Victoria Justice, a 21-year-old hacker with a gift for seeing clues and connections in the digital world that others can’t. Persuaded by her roommate to try online dating, Lindy begins to suspect that one of her suitors is a deadly cyber stalker. When the local cyber-crimes unit uncovers a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to her mysterious stalker. Teaming up with the cyber unit and some hacker friends, Lindy leads the charge to solve these murders while unleashing her own style of justice on the streets of New York City.

FremantleMedia International VP of Television Acquisitions and Development, Global Content Hayley Dickson said, “With its compelling blend of crime, mystery and its fast-paced portrayal of the modern ‘cyber’ world, Eye Candy is a daring, at times, chilling and timely drama series which we are confident will enthuse viewers around the world.”

The addition of ‘Eye Candy’ further extends FremantleMedia International’s slate of high-end drama. Other titles to be showcased at Natpe 2015 include the suspense filled ‘The Returned’ from A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America which follows the residents of the small mountain town of Caldwell, Washington as they grapple with the mysterious return of their dead loved ones; ‘Acquitted’ from Miso Film which tells the story of Aksel Borgen, a Norwegian businessman who returns to his native town 20 years after being acquitted of killing his high school sweetheart to find the past has not been forgotten; and ‘Blue’ from WIGS, starring Julia Stiles as a young mum who works as an accountant by day and has a secret life as an escort by night.