Banijay Asia is partnering with Armoza Formats to bring the official adaptation of the award-winning Canadian mini-series, "Vertige," to screen. Through the collaboration, the Deepak Dhar-led outfit will reimagine this psychological thriller for the Indian audience. “We are thrilled to see more of our scripted titles being adapted in India thanks to our great partners in the Indian market," Salome Peillon, Head of Sales at Armoza Formats said. "Together with our partners at Banijay Asia, we are looking forward to bringing this thrilling drama series, Vertige, to the Indian viewers who have shown a clear appetite for our scripted series.”
The six-episode thriller, originally produced by Pixcom, received multiple awards at the prestigious Prix Gémeaux in 2012 for categories such as Best Direction, Best Writing, and Best Original Music to name a few. Originally directed by Patrice Sauvé, Vertige features a stunning cast with Fanny Mallette, Normand Daneau, Marilyn, Castonguay, Noémie Godin-Vigneau, Monique Spaziani and Germain Houde in the crucial roles.
The high-profile Canadian show, originally broadcast in French, deconstructs the alleged suicide of a young girl, Daphne Roussel. Vertige follows her as she miraculously wakes up from a three-month-long coma with no memory of the 24 hours prior to her alleged suicide attempt. Struggling to put pieces together about the events, the question is raised – is it a suicide attempt or was it a murder? As every new piece of the puzzle is revealed, another layer of the story is discovered, in this intense, unpredictable, psychological thriller, which has you on the edge-of-your-seat.
Under the leadership of Deepak Dhar, Banijay Asia has constantly elevated the viewing experience with global stories including critically-acclaimed French show, "Call My Agent," "Hostages," "Survivor," "The Voice," "Into the Wild with Bear Grylls" and "The Big Picture." "Our audience is developing a vast appetite for exciting and engaging content, making it increasingly important to bring innovative, catchy titles to screen," Deepak Dhar CEO & Founder, Banijay Asia said. "Armoza Format's Vertige is spellbindingly suspenseful, and the way the story catches you in the thrill-storm of the main character is extraordinary. Our audiences love strong narratives and solid characters, and Vertige is a series that fits the description seamlessly – it’s great to be collaborating to create our own, localized version of the show."
We are thrilled to see more of our scripted titles being adapted in India thanks to our great partners in the Indian market. Together with our partners at Banijay Asia, we are looking forward to bringing this thrilling drama series, Vertige, to the Indian viewers who have shown clear appetite for our scripted series.” Salome Peillon Head of Sales, Armoza Formats