MEDIA RELEASE: Cineflix Rights closes multiple MIPCOM drama deals

October 16, 2023

Cineflix Rights has closed multiple international deals for returning seasons of two of its highest profile scripted series and a feature crime thriller.

Sky (UK), Warner Bros. Discovery (New Zealand), and Paramount+ (Canada) have bought Season Two of Last King of The Cross (Seasons 1&2, 18×60’, HELIUM for Paramount+, Australia), which charts the rise of John Ibrahim from poverty-stricken immigrant to the most infamous nightclub mogul in Sydney’s Kings Cross – a mini-Atlantic City, barely half a mile long and with every form of criminality on display. Season Two will delve deeper into the seductive and dangerous world of Kings Cross as John expands his empire into the booming queer nightclub scene. Set against the backdrop of the ecstasy-fuelled 2000s, the stakes are higher than ever before, and everyone wants a piece—including John’s two younger brothers.

NBC Universal International Networks has acquired Season Two of Reginald the Vampire (Seasons 1&2, 20×60’, Great Pacific Media, Modern Story, December Films, and Cineflix Studios for SYFY, US), for France, Iberia, Central and Eastern Europe, German-speaking Europe and the UK, along with Sky (UK), Canada’s Bell Media (Seasons 1&2), and M6’s 6Play streaming platform. Starring Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: No Way Home), the series turns traditional vampire tropes on their head while draining the blood from modern-day beauty standards. Inspired by Johnny B. Truant’s Fat Vampire novels, the series also stars Mandela Van Peebles (Mayor of Kingstown) and Em Haine (Fargo).

Lifetime (US) and Paramount+ (UK) have bought Sugar (1×90’, Connect3 Media and Sepia Films), a feature thriller inspired by the dramatic real-life story of the ‘Cocaine Cowgirls,’ two young Canadian influencers on a dream trip which turns into a nightmare when they become entangled in a deadly drug smuggling operation. The movie stars Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters, Maze Runner: The Death Cure), Jasmine Sky Sarin (Perfect High), Armand Assante (Gotti), and Éric Bruneau (Coroner).

James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights said: “Alongside working with producers to develop and launch new dramas, building successful scripted franchises is a key part of our strategy. I’m delighted to be closing multiple second-season deals for two of our latest series, Last King of The Cross and Reginald the Vampire, which feature A-list talent in front of and behind the camera. We’re also building a sizeable movie and feature business with thrillers like Sugar continuing to perform well internationally.”