Karadayi sees Vision in Indonesia

Turkish drama Karadayi is heading to Indonesia following a deal by distributor Eccho Rights.

Karadayi

Karadayi

Vision 2 has picked up the first two seasons of the series, totalling 199 episodes, which will begin broadcasting in September.

Season two of Karadayi is currently on air on ATV in Turkey, with season three in development. Eccho Rights has now sold the show to more than 40 countries worldwide.

Created by Ay Yapim, the story follows a man, Mahir, who becomes the head of his family when his father is found guilty of a murder he did not commit. Mahir then tries to uncover the identity of the real killer.

Power adds Lat Am sales

UK producer/distributor Power is sending a raft of dramas into Latin America.

Cosmopolitan TV acquired nine TV movies and feature films, including Sparkle, You Instead, and A Bride for Christmas.

Globo TV in Brazil has picked up five romantic comedies, including Cinderella Pact, I Do But I Don’t, and Seven Year Hitch.

Argentina’s Artear has also picked up rights to Scarecrow,  Blackout, Air Force One Is Down, Cat.8, Exploding Sun, Eve of Destruction, Delete, and Ring of Fire for its Canal-13 network.

Exploding Sun

Exploding Sun

RCN, SPT partner for Lady

The life of Colombian film star Lady Tabares will be turned into a telenovela for RCN Television.

Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas

Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas

RCN has partnered with Sony Pictures Television for Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas (70×60′), which follows the true story of the singer’s rise from the ghettos of Medellín to worldwide fame as an actress, until she and her boyfriend are implicated in the murder of a local taxi driver.

She was convicted of the crime and released earlier this year after serving 12 years of her 26-year prison sentence.

It stars Natalia Reyes, Majida Issa, Julián Román, and Ernesto Benjumea.

The executive producer is Andrea Marulanda.

SPT’s production company Teleset will produce the series in Colombia, with production underway in Medellín and Bogotá.

It will air on RCN, with SPT selling the series worldwide.

Nets get Happy Valley

British drama Happy Valley has been sold into seven new territories by distributor BBC Worldwide.

Happy Valley

Happy Valley

ABC in Australia, YLE in Finland, Canal+ in France, RUV in Iceland, TVNZ in New Zealand, NRK in Norway, and SVT in Sweden have all picked up the 6×50′ series, which aired on BBC One in the UK earlier this year.

Written by Sally Wainwright, it follows the professional and personal life of a police woman (Sarah Lancashire) whose world is turned upside down when the man she thinks is responsible for her daughter’s death is released from prison.

Happy Valley is produced by Red Production Company.

Watch picks up The Strain

Watch in the UK has acquired new Guillermo del Toro drama The Strain.

The Strain

The Strain

The 13×60′ series, which airs on FX in the US, is set in New York and follows the lethal outbreak of a virus linked to ancient vampires.

It is based on the book trilogy by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and produced by FX Productions. Carlton Cuse is the showrunner and he executive produces with del Toro, Hogan, and Gary Ungar.

The cast includes Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, and Miguel Gomez.

It is distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

The Strain will premiere on Watch in the autumn.

CBS visits Zoo

CBS has ordered an adaptation of James Patterson’s novel Zoo.

Zoo

Zoo

The 13×60′ drama, due to air in summer 2015, is described as a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic’s mystery before there’s no place left for people to hide.

Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, and Scott Rosenberg wrote the script and are executive producers with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, and Steve Bowen.

ZOO is a CBS Television Studios production. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.

Pinkner, Appelbaum, Nemec, and Rosenberg recently signed a first-look deal with CBS Television Studios under their banner Midnight Radio. Mangold and Konrad have an overall deal with CBS Television Studios through Tree Line Films.

The Fixer rolls into action

Production has begun on a new four-hour miniseries called The Fixer.

Produced by Muse Entertainment, it stars Eric Dane and Kathleen Robertson in a story about a conspiracy of “fixers” who are believed to be behind a huge oil rig disaster that is designed to manipulate the stock market.

The producer is Gilles Perrault and the executive producers are Irene Litinsky, Michael Prupas, Gene Stein, and Christina O’Shea-Daly.

It is distributed outside of Canada by Sonar Entertainment, with Muse Distribution International retaining Canadian rights.