MIPTV: Federation gets The Break

Scripted-logo-460_2The BreakFederation Entertainment has snagged the rights to Belgian drama series The Break.

The independent French producer and distributor will sell the show internationally excluding Belgium and France where the series producer, Ella Prods, retains the rights.

The ten-part show was commissioned by Belgian broadcaster RTBF.

The series follows an investigation into the death of a professional footballer. RTBF has ordered a second season, which is currently in development.

Lionel Uzan, managing director and co-founder, Federation, said: “The Break is a riveting crime series, and a great title to add to our growing catalogue.

“This acquisition marks our continued desire to acquire high-end productions from a broad range of international producers and showcase the incredible talent coming out of European territories.”

Federation is building a slate of European drama. The Break will join French series The Bureau and Scandi show Bordertown in its drama line-up.