The Wit List – Discover February 2022 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.
#1 –Mahkum (Hidden Truth), Turkey, FOX
Pitch: Local adaptation of the South Korean thriller series “Innocent Defendant”, about a successful and upstanding prosecutor who wakes up one day with amnesia and discovers that he’s on death row convicted of murder. He doesn’t know how he got there or remember anything surrounded his alleged crime.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the drama series was second in The Wit’s Instagram ranking the week of its launch and has gathered more than 190,000 subscribers since its premiere (as of February 8, 2022). The series has a great fanbase with a rating of 8.2 on iMDB.
Premiere: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Distributor(s): Madd Entertainment
120-minute weekly episodes
#2 –Next Level Chef, USA, FOX
Pitch: Culinary competition in which Gordon Ramsay has scoured the country for the best cooks, home chefs, social media stars, food truck owners, all competing against one and other with the goal of finding the food world’s newest superstar. Three chefs, including Ramsay, each recruit a group of the talented young chefs and take them under their wings. Only one can walk away with a life-changing $250,000 grand prize and become a next level chef.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the reality competition series was second in The Wit’s Instagram ranking the week of its launch and made it to the Monthly top ten. The show has gathered more than 27,000 subscribers since its premiere (as of February 8, 2022).
Premiere: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Distributor(s): Propagate Content International
11 60-minute weekly episodes
#3 –Amor dividido (Split Heart), Mexico, Las Estrellas
Pitch: Local adaptation of Colombian telenovela “Allá te espero” which tells the story of Abril, a peasant woman proud of her roots and her culture who meets Max, a successful entrepreneur who comes from the United States and accepts a transfer in Mexico. He will have to learn and adapt to a new and unfamiliar culture.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the telenovela was fourth in The Wit’s Instagram ranking the week of its launch and has gathered more than 12,000 subscribers since its premiere (as of February 8, 2022).
Premiere: Monday, January 17, 2022
Distributor(s): Televisa Internacional
60-minute stripped episodes
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