MIPTV 2024: WBITV to reveal a slate full of docs, realities, factual, and drama series

Leading the charge are documentary series "D-Day: The Unheard Tapes"; entertainment series "Born From the Same Stranger"; reality series "FGirl Island" and the drama "Testify".

2 APR 2024

"D-Day: The Unheard Tapes"

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Warner Bros. International Television Production unveils its slate of new programming for MIPTV, featuring a compelling range of documentary, reality and factual entertainment titles alongside a gripping new drama series. Leading the slate is "D-Day: The Unheard Tapes" (3x60’), a documentary series produced to coincide with the 80th anniversary of D-Day in 2024; "In Britain Behind Bars: A Secret History" (3x60’), British barrister and TV personality Robert Rinder uncovers the hidden past of three high-profile prisons, each with a fascinating history that stretches back centuries. Continuing the crime theme, "Flordelis: A Family Crime" (4x60’) tells the astonishing true story of Flordelis dos Santos de Souza, a Brazilian singer-turned-congresswoman-turned-pastor who was arrested for murdering her husband after enlisting the help of some of her 50 adopted children.

"Born From the Same Stranger" (4x60’), is an emotional new factual entertainment series that uses detective work and the latest DNA technology to help people born from sperm or egg donations find their unknown blood relations and solve mysteries about their identities and heritage. Meanwhile, "My Family Mystery" (6x60’) sets out to solve different mysteries that impact families.
"FGirl Island" (10x60’) is a spin-off from "FBoy Island", the entertaining and unique social experiment meets dating show. Three men looking for love are joined on a tropical island by 24 women; half are self-proclaimed nice girls, while the other half are FGirls: sexually liberated, ambitious and empowered women who know how to get what they want. WBITVP is also launching the format for "FGirl Island" at MIPTV. In "Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew" (2 seasons, 8x60’ & 6x60’), comedian and Hollywood star Kevin Hart travels across the US with a group of friends known as the Plastic Cup Boyz. They explore and celebrate America’s colourful, evolving car culture and undertake their very own car transformation—starting with the basics first.

"Bring the Drama" (6x60’) is a unique vocational competition series hosted by popular British actor, comedian and musician Bill Bailey. It follows eight people, all of whom have dreamt of becoming professional actors but have never had the chance, take on the audition process of their lives in a bid to win a spot at a showcase in front of leading agents. The title is also available as a format.
Leaning into the popularity of both repairing and nostalgia, "Toy Hospital" (6x60’) sees Britain’s top ‘Toy Doctors’ offer a lifeline to a raft of broken or damaged patients and their desperate owners. The title is also available as a format. Rounding out the new unscripted titles are gay dating series "Boys Like Boys" (10x60’) and "Glow Up China" (6x60’), which sees talented young Chinese make-up artists compete in creative challenges to become the country’s most promising make-up star of tomorrow. Both titles are also in the WBITVP formats catalogue.

Finally, WBITVP is pleased to launch "Testify" (6x60’), a bold and intriguing new drama from WBITVP New Zealand starring Craig Hall ("King Kong"), Vinnie Bennet ("Human Traces") and Kat Brown ("Power Rangers Dino Thunder"). When a charismatic young pastor clashes with his father’s rich and powerful evangelical church, he forms an unlikely alliance with a queer podcaster. With the help of his estranged brother, they uncover a conspiracy of historical sexual abuse.

Charlotte Raban, WBITVP’s VP of finished and format sales, comments: “In addition to our incredible catalogue of formats, WBITVP also represents finished series from many of those major franchises, as well as an impressive collection of unscripted and scripted titles from Warner Bros. labels and leading third-party producers from around the globe. This year is no exception, and we are thrilled to arrive at MIPTV with a slate of brilliant new titles in our ‘Hotlist’ to share with buyers worldwide. Covering topical and on-trend subjects, and with everything from beautifully crafted documentaries and intriguing crime stories to innovative factual entertainment series and a big, noisy reality/dating show with a difference, our latest content is destined to appeal to a wide range of audiences and create valuable stand out in the schedules.