The Oscar award-winning Fabula have forged a new first-look partnership with the global producer and distributor, Fremantle. The deal will see Fremantle collaborate with Fabula to develop a slate of original English and Spanish dramas. Fremantle will distribute the projects worldwide.
Fabula were founded in 2004 by Pablo Larrain and Juan de Dios Larraín. Last year, the film and TV series producers won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, alongside Sebastián Lelio for A Fantastic Woman. Fabula’s previous projects include Natalie Portman’s Jackie (2017 Academy Awards Nominee), Neruda (2016 Golden Globe nominee), No (2013 Oscar nominee), The Club (2015 Golden Globe nominee) and they recently reimaged the highly acclaimed 2013 Lelio film Gloria as Gloria Bell starring Julianne Moore, John Turturro and Michael Cera.
“Working with world-class storytellers is key to Fremantle’s scripted strategy and Fabula have an impressive track record of producing high-end, groundbreaking projects. This key relationship perfectly complements our existing partnerships which have successfully strengthened our prime-time scripted presence around the world,” said Jennifer Mullin, CEO, Fremantle. “We believe in the importance of the Latin American creative community and can’t wait to take Fabula’s vision to a global audience that are hungry for authentic content.”
Referring to the partnership, Pablo Larraín, CCO, Fabula added: “We’re proud to join such a great company that are devoted to the best in universal content, and most importantly, the highest quality TV on the planet. This couldn’t be better.”
Juan de Dios Larraín, CEO, Fabula said: “We feel very honored to enter into this agreement with Fremantle. This opportunity will allow us to be focused in every step of the development and production level, which is where we want to put our energies. Fremantle has been great partners for La Jauría, where we have built a strong relationship. This is an amazing moment for our company.”
The Fabula team will work with Fremantle’s Global Drama, EVP, Creative Director, Christian Vesper, and Fremantle’s President of Scripted for North America, Dante Di Loreto, to develop a range of English and Spanish language projects.
Fremantle and Fabula are currently working together on La Jauria, an eight-part Spanish language psychological thriller directed by Lucia Puenzo. The series features Daniela Vega (A Fantastic Woman), Antonia Zegers (A Fantastic Woman, The Club, Prófugos, Tony Manero) and María Gracia Omegna (Young & Wild, Princesita,La Vida de los Peces). Together they will play a specialist gender related crime police force who investigate the disappearance of student, Blanca Ibarra.
Blanca Ibarra, a student and leader of a feminist movement, disappears amidst a staged protest carried out by a group of girls from Santa Inés School following an alleged case of abuse between a teacher and a student. Hours later, a recording of Blanca being raped by a group of unidentifiable men appears online and goes viral. This begins the frantic search for Blanca and to discover who is responsible for the crime. Production on the series begun in January.