Paris, 9th March 2017MIPTV today announces this year’s official selection for the second edition of MIPDrama Screenings, which offer the international drama community, including 450 top buyers, an exclusive look at some of the most exciting upcoming series on the global marketplace.

The 2017 MIPDrama Screenings will be held on Sunday 2 April in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, on the eve of the MIPTV global entertainment content market, which runs 3-6 April.

Designed to meet the growing international demand for high-end drama series from Europe and other major drama-producing territories, MIPDrama Screenings is a premium showcase curated by the MIP Drama Buyers Advisory Board. The 2017 MIPDrama Screenings now include two categories: ‘Works in Progress’ and ‘Full Episodes.’

The selected new drama series will be presented at MIPTV in front of an invited audience of leading acquisition executives and media from around the world. This year, the event is also open to producers, distributors, agents and other executives.

A total of six awards will be presented at the Closing Ceremony. Two awards (one in each category) will be selected by a stellar international Jury of writers, directors and executive producers. The members of the prestigious Grand Jury are: Frank Spotnitz, Executive Producer and Writer, (“The X-Files,” “The Man in the High Castle”), Lars Blomgren, Chairman, Scripted Exchange, Endemol Shine Group, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Filmlance International, and Executive Producer (“The Bridge,” “Beck,” “Spring Tide”), Virginie Brac, Screen Writer (“Cannabis,” “Paris,” “Engrenages”), Ran Tellem, Head of International Content Development for Mediapro and former Head of Content for Keshet, Executive Producer (“Homeland”) and Jalil Lespert, Director and Actor, (“Iris,” “Yves Saint Laurent,” “Versailles”).

Two awards (one in each category) will be chosen by the TV Critics Jury, whose members are: Maureen Ryan, Chief Television Critic, Variety (USA); Benji Wilson, TV Critic for the Telegraph (UK); and Constance Jamet, Critic for Le Figaro (France). Acquisition executives in attendance can also vote for their favourite projects in each category.

“The MIPDrama Screenings showcase is back with an impressive line-up of drama series that once again illustrates the diversity and quality of global output in the field. In the lead up to MIPTV, this will give buyers exclusive insight into the best new series being launched at the market,” said Laurine Garaude, Director of the Television Division at Reed MIDEM, which organises MIPTV.

The 12 series that make up the MIPDrama Screenings Official Selection are:


Babylon Berlin (Germany)
45’, one commercial hour Crime
Production: X Filme Creative Pool, ARD Degeto, Sky and Beta Film
Distribution: Beta Film
Broadcasters: Sky Germany

Bad Banks (Germany)
6×52’ Thriller
Production: Letterbox Filmproduktion, Iris Productions
Distribution: Federation Entertainment
Broadcasters: ARTE France, ZDF Germany

Bad Blood (Canada)
6×60’ Drama
Production: New Metric Media & Sphère Média Plus
Distribution: Sky Vision
Broadcaster: FX/City

Better Than Us (Russian Federation)
16×52’ Sci-Fi Drama
Production: Yellow, Black and White; Sputnik Vostok Production
Distribution: Yellow, Black and White
Broadcaster: Channel One Russia

Ride Upon the Storm (Denmark)
2 seasons with 10 x 60′ episodes each
Production: DR Drama in co-production with ARTE (France) and SAM Le Français
Distribution: STUDIOCANAL
Broadcaster: DR1/ARTE


Clique (UK)
6×60’ Drama
Production: BBC Studios in association with Balloon Entertainment
Distribution: all3media International
Broadcasters: BBC Scotland/BBC Three

Fearless (UK)
6×60’ Crime
Production: Mammoth Screen
Distribution: ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Broadcaster: ITV

Gap Year (UK)
8×60’ Drama
Production: Eleven, eOne
Distribution: eOne
Broadcaster: Channel 4

Jailers (Brazil)
12×30’ Prison Drama
Production: Globo
Distribution: Globo
Broadcaster: Globo

Missions (France)
10×26’ Sci-Fi
Production: Empreinte Digitale
Distribution: AB International Distribution
Broadcaster: OCS

The Territory (Russian Federation)
8×52’ Crime/Mystery
Production: Sreda Production, Best Episodes Media
Distribution: Sreda Production
Broadcaster: Channel One Russia

Veni Vidi Vici (Sweden)
10×35’ Drama
Production: HandsUp Stockholm
Distribution: Viaplay Nordic
Broadcaster: Viaplay Nordic

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