MIPTV 2022: Red Arrow Studios to launch a new slate of titles

This year's catalog for the event includes various scripted, format and factual projects, such as "The Friedmanns," "Departure," and "My New Mystery Job," among several others.


Red Arrow Studios International is heading to MIPTV 2022 with a varied slate of new titles from award-winning creators across scripted, formats, and factual programming. The company's catalog of scripted offerings includes "Plan B," an 18-part psychological drama produced by KOTV for Séries + and ICI Radio Canada. In this anthology series, each season follows the story of an individual who employs the services of a mysterious agency, Plan B, that has the power to return them to the past and potentially alter the future, with unexpected consequences.

Other scripted highlights include German dramas "The Friedmanns" and "Message from Mom." Produced by Redseven Entertainment for RTL / RTL+ in Germany, "The Friedmanns" showcases a family beset by tragedy but determined to rebuild their lives. "Message from Mom" is a comedy-drama produced by Pyjama Pictures for SAT.1 in Germany, which sees a family accompanied through their grief by the recorded messages left by their late mother.

The slate also includes season three of the high-octane conspiracy drama "Departure," which returns for a new installment focusing on the mysterious sinking of a sea ferry bound for Newfoundland in Canada. Season three is produced by Shaftesbury and Pope Productions, in association with Corus Entertainment, Starlings Television, and Red Arrow Studios International for Global in Canada, and stars Archie Panjabi, who reprises her role as Kendra Malley, alongside Kris Holden-Ried, Karen LeBlanc, and Mark Rendall. Eric McCormack and Jake Weber also join the cast for this third season.

On the formats slate, the company plans to pre-sell "My New Mystery Job," a radical new reality format in which a group of participants who are bored or burnt-out at work sign up for a career change by quitting their jobs and committing to spending six months trying a new role, without even knowing what it is! Created by Stepping Stone Productions for NPO3 in The Netherlands, this first commission is in production and will launch in Q3 2022.

Other Red Arrow formats include the high stakes new gameshow "Bet Your Lucky Stars," created by Kinetic Content and originally produced by Redseven Entertainment for ProSieben in Germany, the physical gameshow "The Stacking Show," which is also originally produced by Redseven Entertainment for ProSieben. Factual highlights include "Bloody Boston,"  produced by Half Yard Productions for Reelz (US), and season two of "The Weekly: Special Edition," produced by The New York Times and Left/Right for FX and Hulu (US).