"Reginald the Vampire"
Cineflix Rights has unveiled its MIPTV 2022 slate of new and returning dramas and factual content from some of the world’s most creative producers, as the distributor returns to its regular stand location in the Palais des Festivals for the first time since Mipcom 2019.
Cineflix Rights’ growing scripted slate is headed up by new supernatural dramedy “Reginald the Vampire.” Starring Jacob Batalon as the unlikely titular hero, the series turns traditional vampire tropes on their head while draining the blood from modern-day beauty standards. Inspired by Johnny B. Truant’s “Fat Vampire” novels, the series also stars Mandela Van Peebles and Em Haine. Harley Peyton is showrunning, and Jeremiah Chechik is the lead director.
Furthermore, “Sugar” is a feature thriller inspired by the dramatic real-life story of the “Cocaine Cowgirls,” two young Canadian influencers on a dream trip which turns into a nightmare when they become entangled in a deadly drug smuggling operation. This shows stars Katherine McNamara, Jasmine Sky Sarin, Armand Assante, and Éric Bruneau.
They join returning seasons of “Irvine Welsh’s Crime,” the acclaimed author’s riveting adaptation of his best-selling novel for BritBox; renowned Israeli police corruption drama “Manayek”; Acorn TV’s cozy crime series “Whitstable Pearl”; Berlinale Series 2020 Official Selection “Happily Married”; and highly-rated global hit “Coroner”.
Moreover, new factual series launching at MIPTV include “Dream Home Makeovers with Sophie Robinson,” which follows the interior design guru as she pushes brave homeowners just beyond their comfort zones to create eye-popping interiors that are cozy to live in and amazing to look at; and “Descent of a Serial Killer,” which investigates why serial killers become what they are and how investigators can often miss key indicators in tracking them down.
They sit alongside returning seasons of globally successful brands like “Richard Hammond’s Workshop”; “My Floating Home”; “The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys”; “Inside Taronga Zoo”; “Ainsley’s Good Mood Food”; “Homicide: Hours to Kill”; “Killer Cases”; “Ambulance Code Red”; “24-hour Baby Hospital”; and “Property Brothers: Forever Home”.
“Our MIPTV 22 slate is packed with standout new titles and returning hits from some of the world’s most creative producers, all delivering audience and channel loyalty in a competitive landscape. We’re thrilled to be back in Cannes, and especially to be joined by Jacob Batalon as we launch our latest scripted series ‘Reginald the Vampire’. The team’s diaries are packed and we’re looking forward to face-to-face meetings with existing and new partners,” said Tim Mutimer, CEO Rights at Cineflix Media.
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At the same time that it revealed its content offer for MIPTV, Cineflix Rights announced alongside Helium the casting of rising Australian star Lincoln Younes as the character of John Ibrahim in the elevated serialized drama “Last King of The Cross”.
Inspired by John Ibrahim’s best-selling autobiography, “Last King of The Cross” is an operatic story of two brothers, Sam and John Ibrahim, who organize the street but lose each other in their ascent to power. The elevated serialized drama tracks John Ibrahim’s rise from a poverty-stricken immigrant with no education, no money, and no prospects, to Australia’s most infamous nightclub mogul in Sydney’s Kings Cross - a mini-Atlantic City, barely half a mile long with every form of criminality on offer.
Our MIPTV 22 slate is packed with standout new titles and returning hits from some of the world’s most creative producers” Tim Mutimer CEO Rights at Cineflix Media