CRAZY COW has inked a distribution agreement with the Czech private channel TV Barrandov, which has acquired the rights to “MPU-Missing Persons Unit’ (original Belgian title = “Vermist”) , the EYEWORKS police series about five members of the Missings Persons Task Force investigating mysterious disappearances.
Jana Porybna – TV Barrandov’s Head of Acquisitions, commented : “The series corresponds to our requirements – it is an attractive action series, with a good script, attractive and excellent actors. We are convinced that it will draw the attention of our audience and therefore we plan to broadcast it in prime –time.”
TV Barrandov bought directly the movie (1 x 90′) , SEASON 1 (9 x 50′) and also SEASON 2 (10 X 50′).
Michel Daemen – CRAZY COW, added : “. “We are thrilled to announce this deal with TV Barandov. Czech Republic falled really in love with “MPU” and we had also strong interest from commercial channel TV NOVA and from the public television CZECH TV. TV Barrandov believes for 200% in the high potential of “MPU” and they decided directly to buy SEASON 1 as well as SEASON 2 only after having watched the pilot/movie !”.
Canada, France, French-speaking Belgium, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, … are also interested in the police series.
“MPU-Missing Persons Unit’ is broadcast every week in prime-time on the Belgian FREE tv channel VT4 (http://www.vt4.be/vermist/ / Part of SBS ProsiebenSat1).
Superb cast, well written scripts as well as well written characters, and a great direction : “MPU-Missing Persons Unit’ is as good as an American movie/series, but with an European touch !