EXCLUSIVE: Quebecois collection Audrey’s Back (10×30’) is heading abroad after Beta bought rights for the Pixcom-produced dramedy to 2 of Europe’s majors, France’s Canal+ and Italy’s pubcaster RAI.

The venture was the primary Quebecois collection to be chosen at Canneseries earlier this 12 months, profitable gained each the Grand Prix Dior and the pageant’s Special Interpretation Award.

The French-language dramedy follows Audrey, performed by Florence Longpré, who miraculously wakes up from a coma after 16 years. Now in her thirties, she must not solely modify to a vastly completely different world however should re-learn the best way to communicate, depend, stroll, and do every thing that was as soon as thought of “regular”. Audrey’s awakening profoundly impacts not solely her life however evokes these round her.

Lead Florence Longpré co-wrote the collection in the course of the Covid-19 lockdown with co-author Guillaume Lambert (Adulthood). Also starring are Denis Bouchard, Josée Deschênes, and Zeneb Blanchet. Pixcom produces in collaboration with Quebecor Media. Beta handles worldwide gross sales.

Oliver Bachert, Chief Distribution Officer for Beta Film, stated: “We are delighted and honored to having opened main European markets to extra nice Quebecois drama and are persevering with to develop our implausible collaboration with our associate Pixcom. Audrey’s Back is really an ideal instance of an unique and distinctive native story going world. This one-of-a-kind and warm-hearted drama will conquer hearts in France and Italy and can certainly be embraced all around the world.”

Nicola Merola, President & government producer, Pixcom added: “We are thrilled that Beta is taking our beloved dramedy Audrey’s Back to new worldwide audiences. They have been a implausible long-time associate, have a deep understanding of our collection, and discover simply the best broadcasters to suit our programming. Audrey’s Back is such a particular present and it deserves a world viewers.”

Pixcom’s newest scripted collection Wong & Winchester will probably be distributed globally by Lionsgate. In addition to scripted collection, Pixcom additionally produces factual life-style and documentary applications for networks comparable to Discovery, History, Amazon, and others.

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