Industry Report: Financing
Scripted Series Worldwide: trends and hits in Fiction
by Lorène Nowicki
- A few years ago, while audiences of reality TV programmes significantly dropped, fiction struck back and US scripted formats such as Lost and Desperate Housewives took Europe by storm, becoming international hits within a few months. Today, local fiction strikes back, and co- productions increasingly appear to be the best way to offer high-quality series destined to be broadcast in as many countries as possible.
If original creations are still critically acclaimed, local adaptations seem to be the new key to secure high ratings. But success isn’t always up to expectations. Overall, tough competition worldwide is pushing the producers and broadcasters towards imagining new tactics and strategies to retain audience, especially the young adult demographic, through the wide range of available media. Read the full dossier