Sony Pictures Television Productions Russia has already found success with a number of scripted formats, such as The Nanny, Betty La Fea (Ugly Betty), The King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond.
The company has now picked up format rights to three new series that hail from Canada, Latin America and Poland.
TV-3 has ordered 24 episodes of mythical drama Lost Girl to air this year. It was originally produced by Prodigy Pictures for Showtime Canada.
Lost Girl is a fantasy drama about a girl with special powers who searches for answers about her mysterious past.
Ukrainian broadcaster Inter has greenlit 60 episodes of a local adaptaion of Polish soap First Love, following a deal with ATM Media Gruppa.
The original series aired on Polsat and tells stories of love across three generations of the same family.
Meanwhile, Russian network Domashny has commissioned 16 episodes of Los Caballeros las Prefieren Brutas. The comedy drama was created by Caracol TV in Colombia and Sony Entertainment Television in Latin America.
The series follows a woman who, when her boyfriend dumps her for a “silly blonde”, decides to “go full blonde”.
All three adaptations will be produced for by SPT’s Russian production company Lean-M.
Source: Sony Pictures Television