23 ENE 2020


"Women at War: Female Agents of the S.O.E."; "Close to a Killer" and "Air Wreck Recon" are the highlights for the market. Te company also confirms premiere date of its Netflix Original, "Restaurants on the Edge".


Leading global entertainment producer Marblemedia has announced that it will be bringing a new development slate to Realscreen next week, spearheaded by three factual series "Women at War: Female Agents of the S.O.E."; "Close to a Killer" and "Air Wreck Recon"being pitched for pre-sales opportunities.

Driven by market demand for high quality factual and a changing media landscape, Marble has been busy developing globally-minded projects in the unscripted and factual space, primarily across history, crime, and adventure. Two series have been created and developed in-house by Marblemedia, with a third created by Emmy award-winner Alex Rader, of "Ice Road Truckers" and "The Amazing Race" fame.

"Women at War: Female Agents of the S.O.E." is an 8 x 60’history series that examines the female leaders, saboteurs and assassins of Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive during World War Two. At a time when the Geneva Convention prohibited women from going to war, these female agents waged guerrilla warfare on the Nazis while at constant risk of arrest, torture and execution. With a nod to the original Wonder Woman comic books, set during the war, each episode will focus on a different female spy and will tell her incredible story using a unique visual approach incorporating propaganda-esque, comic book-style animation, in addition to archive material.

"Close to a Killer" (10 x 60’) is a tension-filled true-crime series that explores rarely told stories of homicide cops that are forced to go undercover to catch a murderer. Sometimes, the police have murderers in their sights but lack the right evidence for an arrest. As a last resort, detectives will risk their own lives to get up close and personal with a killer, in the hope that they eventually incriminate themselves.

"Air Wreck Recon" (10 x60’), created by Alex Rader and produced by Marblemedia, is a new“occu-doc”reality series that combines authentic characters, real-life action and natural jeopardy with epic scenery and incredible aviation and human interest stories. Adventure-seeking husband and wife team Kyle and Sara Cameron are pilots with their own business in Canada’s remote Yukon region.

In related news, Marblemedia is delighted to announce that "Restaurants on the Edge", its premium unscripted series about restaurants in stunning locations around the world that are need of a helping hand to attract more business, has delivered to Netflix.

Season one (6 x 60’) will drop globally on Netflix (excluding Canada, where it airs on Cottage Life) on 28th February. Netflix Canada will then have the show from 14th March. "Restaurants on the Edge" follows hot on the heels of Marblemedia’s "Blown Away" (10 x 30’), the breakout hit competition show about glass blowing, that launched globally on Netflix in 2019.

Matt Hornburg, Marblemedia’s co-CEO and executive producer, is primarily responsible for driving the company’s factual output; he says: “Following the recent critical success of 'Blown Away' and now the launch of 'Restaurants on the Edge' on Netflix, we have continued our development of premium content for a global audience.Our development team works closely with Diane Rankin, SVP rights and executive producer at Distribution360, our distribution arm, capitalizing on her and her team’s market intelligence and network of international buyers.”