The Wit List – Discover April 2021 edition

The Wit List is a bimonthly selection by The Wit of 3 fresh, innovative, and entertaining shows from around the world with the highest social media buzz, made just for the MIPTV and MIPCOM community.
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#1 –Teşkilat (The Shadow Team), Turkey, TRT1

Pitch: Spy drama series that follows the work and private life of a group of agents from MİT (Millî İstihbarat Teşkilatı), Turkey’s intelligence service. A terrorist attack is organized against a SIHA (armed unmanned aerial vehicle) factory in Turkey. As a result, the senior levels of the government create a team consisting of members who are the best of their fields to completely eliminate the enemy.

Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the drama series was number 1 in The Wit’s Instagram ranking the week of its launch, was featured as number 3 in the monthly ranking and has gathered 255,000 subscribers since its premiere (as of April 16, 2021).

Premiere: Sunday, March 7, 2021

Distributor(s): MISTCO

Format: 100 45-minutes weekly episodes

#2 –The Dancer (The Greatest Dancer), Spain, La 1

Pitch: Local adaptation of the format “The Greatest Dancer”. Dance talent contest open to dancers of all ages and styles (including ballet, jazz, hip-hop and Bollywood), who fight to be crowned Spain’s greatest dancer. They will compete in auditions, challenges and live performances.

Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the talent contest was number 3 in The Wit’s Instagram ranking the week of its launch and has gathered 31,000 subscribers since its premiere (as of April 16, 2021).

Premiere: Monday, April 5, 2021

Distributor(s): Fremantle

Format: 140-minute weekly episodes

#3 –Camdaki Kız (Chrysalis), Turkey, Kanal D

Pitch: Romantic drama series adapted from the novel by Gülseren Budayıcıoğlu that tells the story of Nalan, a beautiful young woman who charms everyone with her loveliness and generosity. An only child, she was brought up in wealth and graduated from the best schools. When she meets Sedat, she hopefully engages in her love story, but secrets from the past that have remained hidden until now will ruin their lives.

Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the drama series was number 1 in The Wit’s Instagram ranking the week of its launch and has gathered 76,800 subscribers since its premiere (as of April 16, 2021). The series has a good fanbase with a rating of 7.2 on iMDB.

Premiere: Thursday, April 8, 2021

Distributor(s): Eccho Rights

Format: 135 45-minute weekly episodes

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