Fugitives strikes South Africa drama pact.

Production and financing company Fugitive has struck a deal with South African entertainment company MultiChoice that will see it becoming the exclusive distributor for scripted originals made available on its M-Net channel and Showmax SVOD platform.

The partnership will see Fugitive launching three new drama series – Lioness, Dam and Legacy – into the international market in time for MIPTV, with MultiChoice prepping a further nine originals for its 2021-22 fiscal year.

Lioness (10 x 60-minutes) is produced by M-Net and picks up on the story of an affluent woman who is framed and sent to prison for a major fraud committed by her husband, who is believed to be dead.

Dam (8 x 60-minutes) is a psychological thriller produced by Picture Tree, while telenovela Legacy (208 x 30-minute) is from Tshedza Pictures and set in the world of investment billionaires.

In addition to representing completed drama programming, Fugitive will also be working with MultiChoice to help secure future co-productions and pre-sales from international buyers.

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