Cineflix Rights acquires second season of award-winning Russian drama An Ordinary Woman
Cineflix Rights has acquired the second season of breakthrough Russian drama An Ordinary Woman from 1-2-3 Production and Look Film following the international success of Season 1.
An Ordinary Woman (Season 2, 8X60’, 1-2-3 Production and Look Film) continues the riveting story of Marina—an ordinary woman living a seemingly ordinary life in Moscow—but whose secret career running a clandestine network of prostitutes is threatened following the death of one of her ‘girls’. Alongside Marina’s own desperate attempts to avoid blackmail by a state official and retribution from a criminal gang while looking after her new born son, the second season catches up with her husband Artem and his pregnant mistress, her drug-dealing daughter Katya, and her formidable mother in-law.
An Ordinary Woman was the first Russian drama to be shortlisted for the prestigious Séries Mania festival in 2018, with Anna Mikhalkova winning the coveted best actress award for her role as Marina. Cineflix Rights has sold Seasons 1 and 2 of the series to SBS Australia and CANAL+ Poland, with TVNZ also taking Season 1. Other deals, including the US, are in the pipeline.
James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights said: “We are thrilled to be partnering again with 1-2-3 Production and Look Film for the second season of An Ordinary Woman, following the success of Season 1. Our feedback from buyers is that audiences love the strong female characters, multi-layered plot, and the distinctive Russian setting and, like them, we’re really looking forward to seeing what happens next to Marina and her family.”
Valeriy Fedorovich and Evgeniy Nikishov, Managing Partners of 1-2-3 Production added: “The Cineflix team has done an outstanding job introducing the first season of An Ordinary Woman to the international market, which has resulted in unprecedented deals for a Russian-language drama series. We appreciate the collaboration and are happy to entrust the second season to our partners with high hopes for new audiences.”
For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights): firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0) 7789 981561
About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, providing premium factual and scripted programming from some of the world’s most creative producers to more than 500 broadcasters and platforms.
Our growing scripted slate includes the riveting Israeli espionage thriller Tehran with rising star Niv Sultan and critically acclaimed actor Shaun Toub for KAN 11, launching globally on Apple TV+; award-winning international cult sensation sci-fi Wynonna Earp; Berlinale Series 2020 official selection Happily Married; and, the gripping Icelandic political drama The Minister, starring Ólafur Darri Ólafsson. These series sit alongside three seasons of Marcella, the International Emmy®-winning crime thriller for ITV and Netflix, which is being adapted for TF1 France as Rebecca and the highly rated hit Coroner inspired by the best-selling series of books by M.R. Hall, with Serinda Swan and Roger Cross, which is now in its third season. Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London and part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.
About 1-2-3 Production
1-2-3 Production is a Moscow-based production company with focus on both commercial genre and director-driven feature films and premium high-concept series. The filmography of the company includes the wide variety of genres and innovative formats. The reputation of the company is based on line-up of feature films with both solid local box office results and international performance as well as internationally awarded series.