MIPCOM is traditionally the biggest international TV get-together of the year, this year the event maybe virtual but it’s still one of the most influential and popular TV markets. An annual highlight is The Wit’s round-up of Fresh Fiction, celebrating the best in upcoming drama from all over the world for 2020/21.
Yellow, Black and White studio was delighted to be recognised by The Wit, not just once but twice this year for two brilliant but very different original series.
The Wit selected studio's high octane, period mystery thriller Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles as part of its Fresh Fiction showcase. Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles places the esteemed detective in stunning St Petersburg at the turn of the century, Sherlock doesn’t exactly blend in, his deductive skills raise suspicion and he makes an instant enemy of the head of police – regardless there are too many unsolved puzzles for him to leave, he decides to stay and ‘the game is afoot’.
The Wit also selected our psychological thriller, A Good Man based on the real-life events surrounding the investigation and eventual capture of Russia’s most prolific serial killer “The Maniac of Angarsk’. The killer was finally identified but not before he had murdered over eighty women, he had evaded detection by hiding in plain sight, because he was a policeman and in his own mind, ‘a good man’.
Daria Bondarenko, Head of International Sales and Acquisitions says: “We’re over the moon. Being in The Wit Fresh Fiction round-up is a fantastic accolade for Yellow, Black and White, it’s a real honor to be recognised by this bastion of the international entertainment community.”