The Wit List is a monthly selection by The Wit of 3 fresh, innovative and entertaining shows from around the world with highest social media buzz, made just for the MIPTV-MIPCOM community.
MAR DE PLÁSTICO (PLASTIC SEA), ANTENA 3, SPAIN
Pitch: Thriller series set in southern Spain and following the investigation on a murder perpetrated in the middle of fruit and vegetable green houses that cover thousands of acres and occupy seasonal worker. In the backdrop, a romance between a highly prejudiced young man and a young migrant worker.
Social media buzz: According to the witspotter analytics, the drama was the most commented premiere of the week in social media in Europe. After the airing of the first three episodes, the number of Facebook Likes was multiplied by 5!
Premiere: Tuesday 22 September 2015
Distributor: Boomerang TV International, Atresmedia International Sales
13 weekly 80-minute episodes
LA BANDA, UNIVISION, USA
Pitch: Talent contest developed by Simon Cowell that aims to form a Latino boy band. From the very beginning the fans hold the contestants’ fate in their hands, voting via a dedicated app, they have the power to give the boy their golden seal of approval and unlock the door to the judges’ audition room.
Social media buzz: According to the witspotter analytics, the singing contest ranked among the 3 most commented premieres of the week in social media in the USA. After the airing of the first four episodes, the number of Facebook Likes increased by 88% to reach almost 160 000 Likes. The number of Twitter Followers increased by 85%.
Premiere: Sunday 13 September 2015
Distributor: FremantleMedia International
14 weekly 120-minute episodes
NORSKOV, TV2, DENMARK
Pitch: Cop drama series about police investigator Tom Noack who comes back home to clean up Norskov’s drug scene but he soon discovers that it is not easy to re-enter the small community of his native provincial town. Before long, he finds himself caught up in old intrigues and struggles to navigate between his sister, who controls the family business, and his brother-in-law, who is the mayor of the town…
Social media buzz: : According to the witspotter analytics, the drama was the most commented premiere of the week in social media in Denmark. After the airing of the first three episodes, the number of Facebook Likes increased by 40%
Premiere: Monday 21 September 2015
Distributor: DR International Sales
10 weekly 50-minute episodes