Lux Vide announced Sony Pictures Television's decision to acquire exclusive format and distribution rights to Italian prime-time medical drama “Doc – Nelle Tue Mani”. “We can’t wait to bring this Italian original to the global marketplace, as well as to work with partners around the world, including here in the US, to develop local adaptations,” Mike Wald, EVP, Distribution & Networks, Sony Pictures Television, said. “We immediately loved this series when we saw it, and we are pleased to continue our collaborative relationship with Luca and all the team at Lux.”
The deal serves as a second major scripted format collaboration between Lux Vide and SPT, who have just wrapped production on the international drama “Leonardo”, starring Aidan Turner. “We are incredibly proud of this series and it is a shining example of Lux Vide building its alliance with SPT as we continue to expand our storytelling in major markets around the world.” Luca Bernabei, Lux Vide CEO, said.
The series premiered 26th March during the pandemic on Rai-1 and was a massive success, attracting 8 million primetime viewers and a 30% audience share. Based on the figures, “Doc” is the most-watched show on Italian TV in the last 13 years. “Medical stories that explore real-life heroes who step up on behalf of society when the worst things imaginable happen, have never been more relevant,” Bernabei said.
Often referred to as a cross between “Doctor House” and “The Good Doctor”, Lux Vide’s “Doc” is based on a true story. The series stars Luca Argentero as Dr. Andrea Fanti, who suffers a memory loss of the last 12 years of his life following a serious head injury, but still finds a new way to practice his profession.
We can’t wait to bring this Italian original to the global marketplace, as well as to work with partners around the world, including here in the US, to develop local adaptations. ” Mike Wald EVP, Distribution & Networks, Sony Pictures Television