Cineflix Rights unveils MIPCOM 2023 unscripted slate
Cineflix Rights has unveiled its MIPCOM 2023 factual slate of brand new shows and returning seasons of established hits, spanning genres including travel, true crime, renovation, food, and history.
Hidden Frontiers Arabia With Reza Pakravan (6×60’, A-OK Media House for Discovery, US) follows the award-winning explorer and filmmaker as he ventures into unchartered and often dangerous territory to unlock the secrets of the mighty Arabian Peninsula.
King Con: The Life And Crimes Of Hamish McLaren (2×60’, Perpetual Entertainment for Channel 7, Australia and Paramount+, UK) reveals the unbelievable true story of the ruthless conman who swindled his lovers out of untold millions—and how they eventually turned the tide to catch him.
Retro Electro Workshop (10×60’, Hall of Mirrors for Yesterday, UK) chronicles the hi-fi adventures of the last vintage electronics repairmen in Britain, super-fixer Rob Howard, and his network of experts and enthusiasts as they scavenge flea markets, auctions, garage sales, and more to find, fix, and restore classic electronics to their former glory.
Ancient Bodies: Secrets Revealed (8×60’, Farpoint Films for Super Channel, Canada) calls on the world’s leading experts to crack thousand-year-old puzzles where the cause of death could be accident, murder, suicide—and even ritual sacrifice.
Jason Atherton’s Dubai Dishes (10×60’, Rock Oyster Media Productions for ITV, UK) accompanies the Michelin-starred chef on a gastronomic tour of one of the fastest-growing foodie hubs in the world, diving into its rich and diverse culinary heritage and meeting some of the most exciting stars of the food scene.
Mysterious Islands (10×60’, Shark Teeth Films for Super Channel, Canada) takes viewers on an unforgettable adventure to explore the most enigmatic islands on the planet. Weaving together CGI, archival footage and expert testimony, each episode spotlights these wild outposts to reveal their astonishing secrets.
Murder Uncut (10×60’, Law&Crime Productions for True Crime Network, US) takes viewers behind the scenes of homicide investigations where body, surveillance, and cellphone cams were critical to cracking the case. Featuring never-before-seen footage that reveals what first responders and detectives experienced first-hand, every episode zooms in on a single thrilling murder investigation.
Secret Nazi Science (8×60’, Go Button Media for Super Channel, Canada) follows on from Cineflix Rights’ internationally successful series Secret Nazi Expeditions, this time entering the sadistic minds of Nazi brass to reveal how they commandeered Germany’s top scientists to work around the clock—all in the pursuit of world domination.
Alongside launching these new titles, Cineflix Rights will be bringing new seasons of some of its most popular factual brands to MIPCOM, including RPA: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Seasons 1&2, 18×60’, McAvoy Media for Nine Network, Australia), Expert Witness (Seasons 1-4, 60×30’, Rare TV for BBC 1, UK) Richard Hammond’s Workshop (Seasons 1-3, 24×60’, Chimp Productions and Krempelwood for Discovery+, UK and Eire), Yorkshire Auction House (Seasons 1-3, 65×60’, STV Studios for Discovery+, UK, Really, UK), and Inside Taronga Zoo (Seasons 1-4, 52×60’, McAvoy Media for Nine Network, Australia, Channel 4, UK and National Geographic, US).
Tim Mutimer, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media said: “Our MIPCOM launches span some of the most in-demand unscripted genres for buyers from networks and platforms globally. It’s great to be premiering so many brand-new factual series from our creative producer partners around the world, alongside new seasons of some of our established hits for our clients looking for guaranteed audience pleasers.”