FIXED - UNITED-KINGDOM/BELGIUM
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Familial / Original script / Format: 6-8 × 52’ / Writer(s): Liz Doran / Producer(s): David Thompson (Origin Pictures), Mark Denessen (Zentropa) / Development stage: Treatment / Tv channel in the country of origin: TBD / International Sales: Endemol Shine International
Flor Bentley, 42, has it all - a happy family and a successful business specialising in media consulting and image repair. People come to Flor when they’re in trouble, or about to be. Her job is to fix the very public mess that certain people make of their lives. But when an old flame reappears, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the exact trouble she advises her clients against. And when a careless word to a dangerous European gangster spins out of control, everything she’s built: family, work, success, is threatened. Nothing is fixed - one slip is all it takes to unravel everything…
AUTHOR(S) PROFILE AND STATEMENT OF INTENT
FIXED is a returnable, must watch drama series about love, family, sex and the complications life will inevitably throw at us the moment we think we have it all fixed. Episodic stories shine a light on complicated moral dilemmas and big life questions, a timely opportunity to delve into Europe’s current social fabric and the fragile, frenetic, dangerous world we live in – and at the centre of it all is Flor Bentley: a dynamic female lead who doesn’t always act in ways the world wants or expects her to.
GOALS AT THE EUROPEAN PROJECT AND TALENT FORUM
In the intensely competitive TV market, it is essential our projects are positioned for international broadcasters and platforms - and their audiences. We are also increasingly looking to team up with international producers at an early stage to pool resources, skills and knowledge to get the most out of projects creatively and production wise. We see Series Mania as a wonderful opportunity to move towards these goals, in particular to generate interest and get valuable feedback for FIXED.
David Thompson launched ORIGIN PICTURES in 2008, after running BBC Films for over a decade. TV productions include BBC series’ Death Comes to Pemberley and upcoming The Woman in White. Catherine the Great starring Helen Mirren is entering pre-production for Sky and HBO. ZENTROPA BELGIUM is managed by Mark Denessen and is developing international co-productions for different platforms. Recently, Zentropa co-produced Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune and Benelux remakes of the Danish show Klovn.