FILM.UA Distribution criminal drama's "The Sniffer" to be adapted in Czechia

This is the first Ukrainian popular detective series’ format acquired as an option in the country.

25 OCT 2023

"The Sniffer"

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FILM.UA Distribution sold an option to adapt the popular Ukrainian criminal drama "The Sniffer" to Czechia. This is the original series produced by FILM.UA, centered on the story of a detective with an unusually keen sense of smell that allows him to investigate crimes by detecting and distinguishing trace amounts of various substances.

The first season of the series was released in 2013, gaining impressive domestic and international success. It was sold to 60+ countries and presented at top global VOD platforms, including Netflix. "The Sniffer" was the 1st Ukrainian series sold to platform worldwide in 2017. Earlier, as a format, it was sold to Japan, and France acquired an option for adaptation. NHK produced and very successfully broadcasted a local version of the format in Japan. Ready-made detective series was sold to Channel 9 Israel, BNT Bulgaria, K2 Estonia, Lietuvis Ryto Lithuania, TV5 Latvia, BTV Lithuania, AXN Mystery Japan, YLE Finland, Bolovsrovsuvag / MovieBox Mongolia, Telearaqua Venezuela, TV Puls Poland, K+ Vietnam.

In the last MIPCOM, Ukraine’s Glowberry productions brought "Mom Hurries Home," a new animated series for children by the creators of the international hit "Brave Bunnies". Everyday, Mom turns her daily trips home from work into magical adventure stories, inspired by her son Alex’s fantasy games. Together, they are transforming their humdrum city into a magical place. The main idea of the project – kids and parents could play the same game, making every day extraordinary by their imagination.

"Mom Hurries Home" is a successful Ukrainian brand, developed from a series of books by Sveta Dorosheva (Ukraine/Israel) that quickly became popular among children and parents alike. The series was also published in China and South Korea, where it gained noticeable success as well. Building on this success, Glowberry production together with FILM.UA Group began the development of the preschool TV series.