Federation Entertainment has finalized several major sales for the series “Red light” (10x52’), an intense thriller in the world of international prostitution, featuring three women at a turning point in their lives. Coproduced by Eyeworks and Hollands Licht for VTM (Belgium) and NPO / BNNVARA (Netherlands), the series stars highly-acclaimed actresses Carice Van Houten, Maaike Neuville and Halina Reijn.
In detail, “Red light” has just been acquired by ARTE France for France and Germany, and is set to air in 2022. Elsewhere in Europe, it has been sold to AMC Iberia, NRK in Norway, Walter Presents in the United Kingdom, Pasaka in Lithuania and Turkcell in Turkey. In the rest of the world, the show has been licensed to HOT in Israel, Rialto in New-Zealand, SBS in Australia, and to a streaming service in Latin America.
The series outperformed in both the Netherlands, where it achieved record audiences on BNN-VARA, and on the NPO streaming platform, as well as in Belgium, where it was number one for four weeks straight on Streamz. Moreover, it is scheduled to be broadcast on VTM in the fall.
The title is based on an original idea by Halina Reijn and Carice Van Houten, and is directed by Wouter Bouvijn and Anke Blondé. The screenplay is written by author and novelist Esther Gerritsen alongside Christophe Dirickx, Frank Ketelaar, and Halina Reijn. Federation has secured worldwide rights to the series except for Benelux.