5 SEP 2022

Mipcom 2022: Red Arrow Studios brings new dramas from Australia and New Zealand

The distributor will present comedy series "Kid Sister"from New Zealand's Greenstone TV and "Summer Love" series from Australian producer Gristmill.

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"Kid Sister"

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Red Arrow Studios International to globally represent new dramas "Kid Sister" (5x30’), a hilarious coming-of-age comedy series from New Zealand-based production company Greenstone TV and "Summer Love" (8x30’), an enchanting anthology series from Australian producer Gristmill. The titles will headline the company’s MIPCOM scripted slate, which will also feature the upcoming third season of thrilling crime drama "Vienna Blood" (S3: 3 x 90’ or 6 x 45’, total: 9 x 90’ or 18 x 45’).

"Kid Sister" is created by Simone Nathan ("Our Flag Means Death") who also stars as lead character ‘Lulu’. The series launched on TVNZ On Demand in New Zealand earlier this year. Lulu is a young Kiwi woman in her prime but in the Jewish world she is careening towards spinsterhood. Now on the verge of 30, her parents’ attempts at pushing her off the shelf into the arms of a Nice Jewish Boy leave her clinging on for dear life.

Created and directed by the award-winning comedy writers Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope ("Upper Middle Bogan"), anthology series "Summer Love" is produced by Gristmill for ABC (Australia) and sees eight very different sets of people rent the same beachside holiday house, where they experience some incarnation of love.

Rodrigo Herrera Ibarguengoytia, Senior Scripted Acquisitions & Co-Productions Manager, Red Arrow Studios International, said: “With 'Kid Sister', the hugely talented Simone Nathan has created a hilarious and deeply personal series, which deftly navigates the joys and troubles that arise when old world meets new, while 'Summer Love' is an uplifting, authentic and fresh drama that effectively travels across gender, class and culture. Both titles make a perfect addition to our slate of premium scripted content from around the world, and we’re looking forward to presenting them, alongside the latest instalment of the gripping crime drama 'Vienna Blood', to partners at MIPCOM 2022.”

Produced by Endor Productions and MR Film for ZDF (Germany) and ORF (Austria), "Vienna Blood", set in 1900s Vienna, is adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson ("Deep State") and is based on the bestselling novels by Frank Tallis. Licensed to over 100 territories, including the UK (BBC), US (PBS), France (France 3) and Spain (Movistar), "Vienna Blood" has been a hit around the world. In the UK, the premiere of the second season was one of BBC Two’s top performing dramas of the year, while in France it was the No.1 show of the night, garnering a 14.6% share for France 3. In Austria, it delivered a huge 25% share for ORF and in Germany posted a market share of 12.3%, with high online viewing figures.

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