ATROCITY - NETHERLANDS
Genre: Thriller / Original script / Format 10×50’ / Writer(s): Alon Aranya, Pieter Bart Korthuis / Producer(s): Annemieke Van Vliet (Fiction Valley BV) / Development stage: Pilot script / Tv channel in the country of origin: AVROTROS / International Sales: Fremantle International
Newly appointed Hague lead prosecutor Denise Dyson’s attempt to bring to justice African warlord François Ojuok will expose the inner politics and external clandestine forces that control the International Criminal Court, thus threatening every aspect of her life, including her family.
AUTHOR(S) PROFILE AND STATEMENT OF INTENT
We met through PENOZA, the award winning Dutch show Pieter created and Alon produced its US adaptation entitled RED WIDOW. When we decided to team up on a new project, we were surprised to learn we were working on the same concept: a legal thriller set around The International Criminal Court in The Hague. The result of our creative collaboration is a rare combination of a European script with an American pace set around a volatile international democratic institution.
GOALS AT THE EUROPEAN PROJECT AND TALENT FORUM
We plan to use our participation in Series Mania to officially launch ATROCITY. With Fiction Valley producing and Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS on board, we can already secure a portion of the funding. We plan to meet with potential international co-production partners. From distributors to broadcasters and digital platforms. Atrocity is an English speaking international show with a British/American lead. We would be interested to engage with producing partners that can help enhance the package of the show.
Part of Fremantle Media, Fiction Valley is an Amsterdam-based production company specialized in drama series. From commercial to public broadcasters, the company has proven through the years to produce successful original and adapted drama for a wide range of viewers. Always creative and improving itself, Fiction Valley is about to spread its wings and will be co-producing for both the national and international market.