5 OCT 2021

Mipcom 2021: Fremantle unveils its new factual programming slate

This year's fall slate includes high-end documentaries such as "The Curse of Von Dutch," "Last of the Giants," and "Expedition Series 2," among various others, for Hulu, Channel 4, and Discovery Channel.

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Fremantle recently revealed the slate of factual programming titles it has garnered for this year's Mipcom event. The Fall slate includes various high-end documentaries for the international market. “As we continue to build and grow in this competitive global market, I’m really excited by our latest raft of factual programming,""Jens Richter, CEO, International, Fremantle said. "These premium series are produced by experts, led by knowledgeable presenters and provide unique and exclusive access to viewers.  This type of strong IP is key to Fremantle’s distribution factual slate.”

The catalog includes "The Curse of Von Dutch," set to premier in the US on 18 November. Taking place in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the docuseries, produced by IPC for Hulu, chronicles the story of kidnapping, backstabbing, extortion and violence behind the cult fashion brand that embodied the birth of the internet age and celebrity culture. The title will join "Patagonia: Life on The Edge of The World," produced by Plimsoll Productions for CNN and is Exec Produced by Martha Holmes. The titles documents Earth’s most unexplored, spectacular, fragile regions.

The 8-part series, "Last of the Giants," launched on Evasion earlier this month. Produced by Untamed Productions, it will air on Discovery channel in Canada later this year, with season 2 is currently in production, while Louise Woodward: Villain or Victim," by Fremantle’s UK label Naked, debuts on Channel 4. The three-part series will tell the definitive version of Louise’s story.

"Expedition Series 2" with Steve Backshall will also be included in the catalog.  The second series, produced by True to Nature Productions for UKTV and will launch this November on Dave, in addition to on-demand service UKTV Play. Its lifestyle title with Chef Jamie Olive will also return to Channel 4. Made by Jamie Oliver Productions, the series started airing this month and invites viewers into Jamie’s kitchen as he cooks.

As we continue to build and grow in this competitive global market, I’m really excited by our latest raft of factual programming. These premium series are produced by experts, led by knowledgeable presenters and provide unique and exclusive access to viewers.  This type of strong IP is key to Fremantle’s distribution factual slate.” Jens Richter CEO, Fremantle