Paris, 19 February 2015 – 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 on Monday 13 April at 6.15pm, 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 an international all-star cast including Bill Paxton (“Hatfields & McCoys”), Brendan Fraser (“The Mummy”), Ray Liotta (“Goodfellas”), Olivier Martinez (“S.W.A.T”), and country music legend Kris Kristofferson.

Leslie Greif (“Hatfields & McCoys”) is executive producer, and two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé (“The Killing Fields,” “The Mission”) is directing. Dirk Hoogstra, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Julian P. Hobbs serve as executives in charge of production for HISTORY. ITV Studios Global Entertainment distributes the series worldwide (excluding North America).

Maria Kyriacou, Managing Director ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Rest of World 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.”

“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,” said Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, the MIPTV entertainment market takes place in Cannes from 13-16 April 2015.

Watch the trailer HERE

About MIPTV – MIPTV is the world’s biggest TV and digital content market powering the unlimited potential of extraordinary stories. In April, professionals from across the TV and digital entertainment ecosystem gather in Cannes, France, to forge partnerships, seal distribution deals, network with their international executive peers, and attend high-level conferences and keynotes. MIPTV is also a key venue for early-stage development and financing deals, content acquisitions and programme sales. And with the MIP Digital Fronts – the premier global digital content market – empowering the new digital content era and bringing together the new online video ecosystem with the TV industry, MIPTV anticipates and shapes the future of entertainment.