MEDIA RELEASE: Cineflix Rights signs multiple territory deals with ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) for spy thriller Mirage

March 18, 2021

Cineflix Rights has signed a deal with VCNI, which will see international espionage drama Mirage stream on the company’s new premium SVOD service, Paramount+ in the Nordics and Latin America, and on local streaming services in the Middle East and North Africa.

Mirage (6X60’, Connect3 Media and Lincoln TV in partnership with Wild Bunch Germany for France Télévisions, ZDF Germany, Bell Media Canada, and Super Channel Canada) is the story of Claire (Marie-Josée Croze), who is starting over in Abu Dhabi with her son Zach and husband Lukas (Hannes Jaenicke). But her new expat life is overshadowed by intrigue, espionage, and an explosive love triangle after she discovers that her late husband Gabriel (Clive Standen) is still alive. Mirage is directed by Louis Choquette (Versailles, 19-2) and created and written by Franck Philippon (No Limit, The Tunnel), Bénédicte Charles (La Légiste), and Olivier Pouponneau (Surveillance).

Mirage was the first drama series created for The Alliance, formed by France Télévisions, ZDF Germany, and Rai Italia. The series was previously sold to SBS Australia, AMC Networks Iberia, and Marjan (Iran).

James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights said: “Mirage is an English-language series with an exciting cast and creative team who have captured the attention of buyers around the world that are looking for a high quality international spy thriller set in exotic locations. We are delighted that Paramount+ will be joining Mirage’s other broadcast partners as the series continues its international roll out.”

The deals with VCNI were brokered by Sandra Piha, SVP, Sales, Pan-Regional, UK, Eire, and Scandinavia, and Lucy Rawson, VP, Sales, Africa, CEE, Middle East, and Southern Mediterranean.


For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights): / +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, airing globally on Apple TV+; the supernatural cult sensation Wynonna Earp; multi-award-winning 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 is part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.