Red Arrow Studios to showcase drama, design, dating content at MipTV next month

MUMBAI: Red Arrow Studios International is heading to next month’s entertainment content marketplace MipTV in France with a slate of new shows across scripted, formats and factual, from a host of creators.

Red Arrow Studios International’s scripted line-up includes new crime drama ‘Vienna Blood’. Set in 1900s Vienna, a blend of philosophy, science and art, the series is based on the novels by Frank Tallis.

Further scripted highlights include ‘Departure’ a conspiracy thriller about the shock disappearance of Flight 716, starring Archie Panjabi and Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer. Alongside this is ‘Bad Mothers’ a sexy, funny new drama about modern women juggling life’s big issues: love, family, careers, infidelity … and murder! Also heading to MipTV is murder mystery drama ‘The Girl from St. Agnes’ which follows the mysterious death of a schoolgirl at an elite boarding school.

From its non-scripted show roster, Red Arrow is bringing the New York Times series ‘The Weekly’ to MipTV, as the series prepares to make its US debut in June. Commissioned by FX in association with Hulu and produced by The New York Times and Left/Right, ‘The Weekly’ brings the newspaper’s unparalleled journalism and insight to the TV screen, going beyond US and international news to find the big, signature stories that nobody else is telling. The company will also be launching a new factual true crime series ‘The Curse of the Vologne’ which tells the story of a tragic child murder that continues to haunt France.

Red Arrow’s MipTV format launches include new home makeover show, ‘Renovate Don’t Relocate’.It mixes technology, design and stories to create a home makeover show that not only transforms homes, but the way they are used.

Alongside this is ‘The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes’, a new social experiment format, in which 14 people living with dementia are tasked with running a professional restaurant; and factual entertainment format ‘Every Family Has a Secret’, which follows ordinary people on life-changing journeys as they explore long-held family secrets, revealing hidden pasts, deceit and lies, and buried scandals.

Red Arrow will also launch ‘Next Exit: Love’, a fresh new dating format which sees two singles, matched by a relationship expert, have a quirky blind date on a car journey, and ‘Diet Wars: Chef Showdown’, a weight loss competition that puts diets and chefs to the test.

Rounding out the company’s MipTV formats offering is ‘Beat the Rooms’, a studio game show from Nippon TV for Nippon TV (Japan). Nippon TV is handling sales for Asia, and Red Arrow Studios International has rest of the world rights.