Power makes TV movie sales

Producer/distributor Power has completed deals for some of its TV movies with broadcasters in Japan, New Zealand, and Turkey.

Zazie in Japan has picked up Steven Seagal-starrer Mercenary: Absolution (1×120′), crime thriller Badge of Honor (1×120′), and horror film Dead Still (1×120′).

Sky TV in New Zealand has also grabbed Badge of Honor and crime comedy The Hot Potato (1×120′), and DigiTurk in Turkey has acquired The Hot Potato and family film Felix (1×120′) for its Moviemax channels.

 

El Mariachi plays in the Middle East

Mexican telenovela El Mariachi has secured a home in the Middle East.

El Mariachi

El Mariachi

The drama, about a young mariachi musician who is mistaken as a legendary fugitive and thrown into a war with Mexican cartels, has been picked up by MBC Action.

The 71-episode series will air in 2015.

El Mariachi was produced by Sony Pictures Television’s Mexican production company Teleset.

It is directed by Chava Cartas and Mauricio Cruz, and written by Lina Uribe and Dario Vanegas. Daniel Ucros and Gabriela Valentan serve as executive producers.

The series previously aired on AXN in Latin America, and MundoFox in the US.

SPT handles worldwide distribution.

Outlanders lands in Europe

Networks across Latin America and Europe have snared rights to Outlander.

Outlander

Outlander

The series launched on Starz in the US this summer and has been renewed for a second season.

It has now been sold to online platform Clarovideo in Latin America, which is present in 14 countries across the region. Subscribers will have access to the show in mid-2015.

In Europe, it has been acquired by Viaplay in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, HBO Nederland, 365 Media in Iceland, VRT in Belgium, and RTE in Ireland.

Outlander was previously sold to Foxtel’s SoHo channel in Australia, and Chinese online platform Sohu.

The series follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 and into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited and Claire is soon torn between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

The series was developed by Ronald D Moore, who executive produces with Jim Kohlberg. It is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

SPT has distribution rights.

Reelz to air new Kennedys miniseries

ReelzChannel in the US will air a new four-hour miniseries based on The Kennedys.

The Kennedys

The Kennedys

The Kennedys – After Camelot, is based on the book After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present, by J Randy Taraborrelli.

It will be produced by Muse Entertainment, which was behind a previous miniseries called The Kennedys, which was picked up by ReelzChannel after several networks passed over it due to bad publicity surrounding the project.

Katie Holmes will reprise her role as Jackie Kennedy in the new miniseries, as well as directing one episode and executive producing. Jon Cassar will helm the other three parts after directing all eight episodes of The Kennedys.

The Kennedys

The Kennedys

The project also includes writer Stephen Kronish, and executive producer Keri Selig from Intuition Productions.

Production is due to begin in the spring and will debut on Reelz, and Corus Entertainment in Canada, in 2016.

Muse Entertainment will handle international distribution.

Luna gets Russian remake

CTC in Russia is adapting Spanish drama Luna, el Misterio de Calenda.

Luna, el Misterio de Calenda

Luna, el Misterio de Calenda

The original series was created and produced by Globomedia for Antena 3, and is now being adapted by Amedia for Russian audiences.

It will be known locally as Starokamensk, and will again be set in a town that holds a century-old legend about werewolves.

Metal Hurlant gears up for Origins

Science-fiction drama Metal Hurlant Chronicles is being rebooted with a new season.

Metal Hurlant Chronicles

Metal Hurlant Chronicles

Atlantique Productions and WE Productions have partnered for Metal Hutlant Origins, which has Jamie Mathieson as its lead writer.

The series is based on the Métal Hurlant comic books.

The anthology series was created by Guillaume Lubrano, who oversaw the first two seasons of Metal Hurlant Chronicles in which different stories and worlds were explored across a total of 12 episodes. In Chronicles, the season will span a single story.

Production is due to begin in 2015 for delivery later next year.

The first two seasons of the series aired on France 4 and Syfy in the United States, and were sold to Sony Pictures Television for Germany, Central Europe SPT and SPT Russia.