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Frankie Drake tops Kew’s first Mipcom slate

CBC’s Frankie Drake Mysteries was developed by Shaftesbury

Canada’s Kew Media Group has unveiled its first slate for Mipcom fresh off the back of its latest acquisition deal.

KMG, which agreed to buy UK distributor TCB Media Rights last week, is headlining its drama slate with detective show Frankie Drake Mysteries, a CBC original series developed and produced by Canuck prodco Shaftesbury in association with CBC and UKTV.

Set in 1920s Toronto, the 11×60′ series follows the city’s only female private detectives as they take on the cases the police don’t want to touch.

Comedy drama Crawford (12×30′), which explores how a family changes when raccoons invade their home, is from Trailer Park Boys creator Mike Clattenburg and Rabbit Square Productions for CBC.

KMG’s non-fiction slate is headlined by documentary Rolling Stone Magazine: Stories from the Edge, directed by Alex Gibney and Blair Foster. The six-parter is from Jigsaw Production and Nevision in association with Rolling Stone Productions and documents the past 50 years of American music.

Elsewhere, biopic documentary special BB King: On the Road brings together many of the crew, friends and band members who travelled the road with the blues legend, while documentary special EuroTrump follows right-wing populist Geert Wilders as he runs for Dutch prime minister.

KMG acquired 10 production companies, including Content Media Corp, prior to its public launch in March, with the TCB deal marking its first since then.

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