Upcoming series could go worldwide
Wednesday 26 May 2010
The fall season's US television shows, unveiled to press and advertisers over the last month, are now being screened by studios in Los Angeles this week for consideration by 1,250 international buyers.
Among the new television pilots from Warner Bros., which supplies about one-third of the programming, the fast-action, slick dramas with strong female leads, are favorites for the world market, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
So far, high marks have been given to two shows - ‘Undercovers,' from J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe, Star Trek), with Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Doctor Who) and Boris Kodjoe (Surrogates) as a married couple and ex-spies who opened a restaurant business but are reactivated for duty by the CIA.
Another show receiving a positive response is ‘Nikita,' following the Femme Nikita story. It stars Hong Kong actress Maggie Q (Live Free or Die Hard, Mission Impossible III) seeks revenge on the mysterious organization that trained her to be an assassin.
These two shows could "travel well and gain a big following abroad," said the Finnish representative. Buyers from Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia includ the UK's Sky and Channel 5, Italy's RAI, France's TF1, Australia's Nine, and Germany's ProSieben.
The trailers follow:
Nikita: An excerpted scene from the series shows Nikita's dangerous situations and prowess.
Undercovers: The former spies seem content in their new life until they're called back to active duty and engage in espionage overseas.
Other trailers for upcoming shows on US broadcast television networks:
ABC Matthew Perry in Mr. Sunshine
NBC Outlaw with Jimmy Smits and Harry's Law with Kathy Bates
CBS ?#*! My Dad Says with William Shatner and Tom Selleck in Blue Bloods
FOX Jon Voight in Lonestar and animated series Bob's Burgers
CW Nikita with Maggie Q
Game of Thrones
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 If you're not already angry about the migrant crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 2 David De Gea: Manchester United goalkeeper's £29m move to Real Madrid off - because paperwork 'not done in time'
- 3 Pansexual: What is it - and when did the term gain popularity?
- 4 A Chinese journalist has appeared on state television 'confessing' to causing the stock market chaos
- 5 Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
X Factor hopeful Mason Noise: 'How is Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in the music business, let alone a judge on the show?'
Wes Craven dead: Why Johnny Depp owes his career to director’s 13-year-old daughter
Trevor Noah, Edinburgh Fringe review: New Daily Show host warms up in inspired style
VMAs 2015: You can already buy ‘Kanye West for president’ t-shirts
VMAs 2015: Taylor Swift and her buddy Kendrick Lamar clean-up at awards - full list of winners
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
UN investigating British Government over human rights abuses caused by IDS welfare reforms