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ITV Studios to unveil ‘Texas Rising’ at MipTV world premiere TV screening

MUMBAI: Back for its fifth year, the MipTV world premiere TV screening will this year feature “Texas Rising”.

The brand new, epic series is produced by A+E Studios and ITV Studios America, in association with Thinkfactory Media for History and is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

The first episode will be screened in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France on 13 April and following the screening and Q&A Session, key cast and the creators will walk the red carpet for the MipTV opening party.

The series will detail the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. The eight-hour series follows the events which unfold after the Battle of the Alamo and the fight for an independent Texas. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary “Yellow Rose of Texas” lead this story of the human will to fight for freedom despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

‘Texas Rising’ features Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Olivier Martinez (“S.W.A.T”), and country music legend Kris Kristofferson.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment distributes the series worldwide excluding the US.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Rest of World MD Maria Kyriacou said: “ ‘Texas Rising’ has been produced on a cinematic scale, the quality of the writing, acting and production talent is world class. We couldn’t be more excited to showcase this breath-taking series to the international market at MIPTV’s World Premiere TV Screening.”

Reed Midem’s television division director Laurine Garaude said, “Once again the MIPTV World Premiere TV Screening welcomes a series that represents television production at its very best. The presence of the acclaimed Texas Rising cast and creators illustrates the draw of MipTV as a launch pad for major series with global reach”.

Organised by Reed Midem, the MipTV entertainment market takes place in Cannes France from 13-16 April.