BlackBox, Chief Produzion, EO Media Group On Luis Sepúlveda Sequence – .
The production company BlackBox Multimedia has teamed up with Italian producer Leader Produzioni and LatAms EO Media Distribution for the TV series adaptation of Luis Sepúlveda’s novel Diary of a sentimental murderer. The story is about an unnamed assassin who was abandoned by his lover the day before his decisive assignment. Chilean writer Sepúlveda, who died of Covid-19 in April 2020, has sold more than 6 million books worldwide and has been translated into 40 languages.
Kim Engelbrecht and Iain Glen will lead the cast of smoke, M-Net and Fremantle’s eight-part crime drama set in South Africa. The show follows a flawed but brilliant criminal profiler who investigates a series of brutal murders committed by a serial killer. The series was created and written by Rohan Dickson and is jointly produced by Serena Cullen for Serena Cullen Productions in the UK and Harriet Gavshon for Quizzical Pictures in South Africa. Zee Ntuli and Catharine Cooke direct. It will premiere on M-Net in July 2021, with Fremantle handling the sale.
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Studio channel licensed a package of high-end dramas to South Korean steam service Watcha in front of the Asia TV Forum. The shows included in the deal are Canal + Originals Possessions and War Of the Worlds, while the companies previously closed a deal for years. Sarah Mottershead, Senior Sales Manager brokered the deal.
WarnerMedia has commissioned a second season of the horror anthology series HBO Asia Original folklore. The seven-part series will be filmed in seven Asian regions early next year, including Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Each episode is directed by a local director from each area, with Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo overseeing the show. This time the directors are: Sittisiri Mongkolsiri from Thailand, Shih-Han Liao from Taiwan, Erik Matti from the Philippines, Billy Christian from Indonesia, Nicole Midori Woodford from Singapore and Bradley Liew from Malaysia. The pop-singer-songwriter Seiko Matsuda will subsequently make her directorial debut from Japan.