"Illegal Gold: The New Cocaine"
Quintus Studios has greenlit two new Quintus Original premium factual co-production projects, "Illegal Gold: The New Cocaine" and "Red Zones". Quintus Studios develops and funds its own unscripted TV projects via a disruptive new producer partnership model.
The legend of El Dorado brought conquerors from all the world to the Americas in search of incredible treasures. Today, this Latin America gold rush is as frenetic as ever, and illegal extraction threatens to destroy one of the world's most biodiverse areas. "Illegal Gold: The New Cocaine" (6x60’ Mazdoc for Quintus Originals) is a docu-reality series with exclusive access to operations of the Military Brigade Against Illegal Mining of the Colombian national army - the only unit in the continent fully dedicated to fighting this activity and protecting the region.
"Red Zones" (6 x 60’ Frederick Gillingham for Quintus Originals) is a doc series uncovering the lives of ordinary people living in the world’s most precarious places. As the world enters a dangerous new cold war with new battle lines being drawn between rival superpowers and old ones intensifying, this series will reveal what it's really like to live, work, grow-up, love and survive in the world’s most hotly contested ‘red zones’.
Executive producer on both series is Adam Jacobs for Quintus Studios. "Our strategy for originals is to listen to and double down on what our channel communities are loving across all of our platforms and this continues to pay dividends. Working with two talented production teams, I’ve no doubt that these two new exciting projects are great additions to the Quintus Originals slate and will prove to be strong performers” he said.