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Fremantle’s US scripted division strikes development pact with Sarah Condon

Fremantle’s scripted division in LA has inked a development deal with producer Sarah Condon’s US prodco Fair Harbor Productions and is working on a pair of projects, including a remake of acclaimed UK series No Offence.

Sarah Condon

Through the agreement, Condon will develop and produce TV projects, films, documentaries and podcasts for both the North American and UK markets. She will work with Fremantle’s president of scripted programming in North America, Dante Di Loreto, and president of Fremantle global drama Christian Vesper.

No Offence, which was created by Paul Abbott (Shameless, State of Play) and ran for three seasons on Channel 4, is a dramedy about an iron-willed cop with a tough-love approach to leading her team of detectives.

Condon and Fremantle are also developing an original comedy series from Eliran Malka, creator of Israeli show The New Black. The show, to be called Matchmaker, focuses on a
matchmaker in Brooklyn’s Orthodox community and his unlikely friendship with a millennial woman who challenges him to find her the perfect match. Abot Hameiri is also attached to produce.

Launched in 2008, Fair Harbor Productions’ credits include HBO series Bored to Death, Looking and Mrs Fletcher; and USA Network’s Dare Me.

“After working at HBO for the last 25 years, first as an executive and then as an independent producer, I’m thrilled to have found a new home at Fremantle where they believe in creative freedom, put artists first and lead the way with international programming,” said Condon.

“I admire the quality of shows like My Brilliant Friend and Mosquito Coast and look forward to collaborating with Fremantle on a number of exciting projects we’ll bring to market soon.

Di Loreto added: “Sarah is a trusted and respected tastemaker with brilliant creative partners, both in the US and globally. The expansion of this meaningful relationship continues our growth and investment in the independently minded creative community.”

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