MIPDrama’s line-up includes ten new drama series this year

The 7th edition of the event will take place on Sunday 3 April in the Debussy Theater and the winner will be revealed after the screenings.

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RX France (formerly Reed MIDEM) has confirmed the line-up for this year’s MIPDrama, the annual premium drama showcase in Cannes offering international buyers an exclusive first-look at a curated selection of the most anticipated series in production around the world. The 7th edition of the event is open to all registered buyers. After 2 years online, it returns to the Debussy Theater on Sunday 3 April 2022 (14.30 CEST), as the curtain raiser to the newly reshaped MIPTV (4-6 April).

As previously, 15-minute exclusive previews of 10 upcoming series will be featured, each selected for their writing and production values, originality, and their worldwide appeal. After the screenings, participating buyers will be invited to vote for their “Coup de Coeur” at a networking cocktail at which the winner will also be revealed.

The drama series are: "All That Is Left" from Sweden distributed by SVT Sales; "Bangla - The Series" from, globally sold by Fandango; "Billy The Kid" (United States/Canada) distributed by MGM; the German drama "Dear Vivi" includes in the ZDF Enterprises' catalog; "Elvira" from Denmark, internationally sold by StudioCanal; "Evilside" from Finland offered to global buyers by Dutch Features, the German series "House of Promises" distributed by Beta Film; "Summer Of Sorrow" from Finland, globally sold by Keshet International; "The Invincibles" also from Finland and distributed by Fremantle International and "The Net" (Germany, Austria, Italy) distributed by Beta Film.

The selection, from a record number of nearly 50 submissions, was made with the support of the MIPDrama Buyers Advisory Board, comprised of leading global industry executives with extensive experience in acquisitions, co-productions, and international business development: Ignacio Barrera, SVP, Sales, & Business Development, Telemundo Global Studios (USA); Geraldine Easter, Director of Programming & Acquisitions, Nine Network (Australia); Aline Marrache-Tesseraud, Senior Vice President, Development, Original Scripted Content, Universal Music Media & Content (France); Anette Rømer, Format Consultant, STV Production (Denmark); Sarah Wright, Director of Sky Cinema & Acquisitions, Sky (UK); Viktoria Wasilewski, Head of Content, Amazon Italia Services Srl (Italy).

Advisory Board Member Anette Rømer said: “It is a huge pleasure to take part in the curation of the MIPDrama selection 2022. The entries have truly impressed: volume, quality and global reach is unparalled; the opportunities for writers, producers, directors, and talent are historic and the audience continues to be spoilt for choice. MIPDrama will once again be a unique showcase”.

Added Sarah Wright, “I am heartened to see the sheer range and quality of the international drama projects submitted and shortlisted this year. It is brilliant to see our industry bouncing back to full throttle - small but much needed hope in such difficult, unsettling times.”