London-based distributor Fugitive has announced a new partnership with South African entertainment company MultiChoice, becoming the exclusive distributor for the premium, scripted original programming made available on its M-Net channel and Showmax SVOD platform.

M-Net and Showmax have a varied slate of originals in development and production, comprising high-end drama, created by a range of local producers and increasingly co-produced with international broadcasters. The business is expected to deliver a further nine originals in its 2021-22 fiscal year, with even more planned in 2022-23.

In addition to representing completed drama programming, Fugitive will also be working closely with the MultiChoice team to help secure future co-productions and pre-sales from the international marketplace for titles on the expanding originals’ slate. The new relationship begins with Fugitive launching three new drama series, Lioness, Dam and Legacy (pictured), into the international market in time for MIPTV.

Legacy (208 x 30’), produced by Tshedza Pictures for M-Net, is a telenovela set in the fast-lane world of investment billionaires. Silver fox patriarch Sebastian Price is approaching retirement and it’s clear that a family member will soon have to take the reins to the empire. But who will it be? And, at what cost? Lioness (10 x 60’), produced by M-Net, is a crime drama that tells the story of an affluent woman, Samantha, who is framed and sent to prison for a major fraud committed by her husband – who has recently been found dead, the victim of a hijacking. Eight years later she’s released from prison and while fighting tooth and nail to reunite with her children and prove her innocence, she sees her husband on TV, alive.

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