Entertainment One Television (eOne) has unveiled its compelling new lineup featuring both factual and scripted programming, as well as returning and renewed series for this year’s MIPTV, announced today by Stuart Baxter, President, Entertainment One Television International.
Buyers will have the opportunity to meet Emily Fox (Jane by Design, Ghost Whisperer) creator and executive producer of the VH1 hit series Hindsight and prolific UK producers Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson (Glue) of the new terrifying drama based on real events,The Enfield Haunting. In addition, Emmy® award nominated executive producer Stephen David (The World Wars, The Men Who Built America) of AMC’s new high-end event mini-series, The Making of the Mob: New York will also be available for meetings and will be featured in the MIPDoc session titled “From the Godfather of Factual Drama, The Making of the Mob” which will take place on Sunday April 12th at 11:45am in the Agora Room.
Hot off the heels of a second series renewal, the VH1 critically-acclaimed dramedy Hindsight taps into universal themes of love, friendship and second chances. The series follows Becca (Laura Ramsey), a once-divorced woman plagued with doubt on the eve of her second wedding wondering if she’s made the ‘right’ choice this time. After reminiscing about her past, Becca is inexplicably transported back to 1995 on the morning of her first nuptials.
eOne’s first-look deal with UK indie Eleven Film introduces the new horror series The Enfield Haunting. Adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair’s book “This House is Haunted,” the three part supernatural drama starring Timothy Spall and Matthew Macfadyen is based on real events surrounding the phenomena, and draws on extensive documentation, recordings and witness statements. The incident remains to this day the most documented account of poltergeist activity in British history. The series will premiere on UK’s SKY this Spring.
Utilizing an immersive blend of dramatic scenes, archival footage and groundbreaking VFX, The Making of the Mob: New Yorkchronicles the historical roots of the original five families that led to the formation of the modern American mafia. Spanning over 50 years, the series traces the rise of Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, and other notorious gangsters from their beginnings as a neighborhood gang of teenagers to murderous entrepreneurs and bootleggers who organized the criminal underworld and turned it into an American institution. Premiering this year on AMC, the series will also feature interviews with historians, authors, actors, law enforcement personnel and family members, including: actors Joe Mantegna and Drea de Matteo; mob attorney and former Las Vegas Mayor, Oscar Goodman; author, David Pietrusza, who is an expert on Lucky Luciano’s criminal mentor Arnold Rothstein; and Meyer Lansky’s grandson, Meyer Lansky II, among others.
With astounding creativity, cutting-edge scientific research and breathtaking CGI, the world’s most renowned naturalist and masterful storyteller David Attenborough and the multiple Emmy and BAFTA award-winning team at Atlantic Productions embark on a unique, compelling and imaginative journey through the past, present and future of the mighty Great Barrier Reef – the Earth’s largest living structure. In this iconic, natural history series, David Attenborough dives deeper on the Reef than anyone previously and reveals never before seen secrets that are invisible to the human eye. David Attenborough’s The Great Barrier Reef provides unprecedented insight into the most microscopic and evolutionary details of this global marine treasure, which is home to countless species of fish, whales, dolphins, turtles and birds.
Other key eOne titles heading to the market include:
Renewed and returning scripted series – The Walking Dead (S5), The Book of Negroes, Halt and Catch Fire (S2), Turn (S2), The Red Road (S2), Bitten (S2), Rogue (S3) and Welcome to Sweden (S2).
New factual series – Mummies Alive, A Night on Earth: Africa, Tornado Hunters, Journey to the Centre of the Brain, Drug Wars,Sports on Fire, Emergency and See No Evil.