M6 in France has become the eighth broadcaster to order a local version of the entertainment format Lego Masters.
The show will be produced by Endemol Shine France, originally created by Child’s Productions on Tuesday, The Lego Group and Endemol Shine Group, which is now part of Banijay. The latter distributes the format and all the finished tape.
The format launched in prime time on Fox in the United States in February and has also been sold to Belgium, Australia, Germany and Sweden. The latter version was filmed and produced under Covid-19 guidelines and is scheduled to air on TV4 in the fall.
ITV’s Professor T travel to the nordic countries
TV2 in Norway, TV4 in Sweden, YLE in Finland and DR of Denmark have all entered into pre-sale agreements for the ITV remake of Professor T, which will be the first drama to emerge from the new prodco launched by the leaders of the streamer Walter Presents.
The next six-parter is based on the successful Belgian format of the same name, which was previously available via Walter Presents on Channel 4 in the UK.
The format and the finished tape are sold by the German film Beta, the Nordic quartet buying the show off script ITV.
The series, which stars Ben Miller and Frances De La Tour with Eagle Eye Drama, follows a professor and his colorful but bossy mother. When a former student and current police detective turns to him for help, the brilliant but impetuous professor of criminology with OCD is well outside his comfort zone.
Eagle Eye produced in association with the Belgian drama companies Caviar and Demensen. Beta oversees global sales outside of North America, where PBS Distribution has rights. The series will be available in spring / summer 2021.
ZDF hangs Bank Hacker & The weekly
German ZDF secured rights to criminal thriller The bank hacker the first season of factual series The weekly de Red Arrow Studios International.
The drama is produced by De Mensen for VTM in Belgium and follows a teenager who joins a team of expert fraudsters and commits a daring bank robbery.
The weekly comes from the New York Times and tries to get journalism and the ideas of the newspaper on the TV screen. The series is produced by the New York Times and Red Arrow’s Left / Right for FX and Hulu in the United States, with a second season in production. It has also already been authorized in territories such as Australia, Spain and Portugal.
The transactions were concluded by Tobias Schulze, vice-president of sales for France and the German-speaking territories at RASI.