Pablo and Juan de Dios Larrain’s Chile-based production company Fabula has signed a first-look deal with global television production and distribution operation Fremantle.
Under the deal, the companies, which are already working together on Spanish-language thriller series La Jauria, are set to collaborate on the development of a slate of English and Spanish drama projects that Fremantle will distribute worldwide.
Launched in 2004 by feature director Pablo Larrain and his producer brother Juan de Dios, Fabula is best known for films including the former’s Neruda and Jackie and Sebastian Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman, winner of last year’s foreign language film Oscar.
Fabula’s TV projects have included two seasons of Profugos, the first HBO series made in Chile. The currently shooting La Jauria stars A Fantastic Woman lead Daniela Vega in an eight-part psychological thriller about a gender-related crime police unit investigating the disappearance of student.
Commenting on the deal, Fremantle CEO Jennifer Mullin said: “Working with world-class storytellers is key to Fremantle’s scripted strategy and Fabula have an impressive track record of producing high-end, groundbreaking projects. This key relationship perfectly complements our existing partnerships which have successfully strengthened our prime-time scripted presence around the world. We believe in the importance of the Latin American creative community and can’t wait to take Fabula’s vision to a global audience that are hungry for authentic content.”
Pablo Larrain added: “We’re proud to join such a great company that [is] devoted to the best in universal content, and most importantly, the highest quality TV on the planet. This couldn’t be better.”
Juan de Dios Larrain added: “We feel very honoured to enter into this agreement with Fremantle. This opportunity will allow us to be focused in every step of the development and production level, which is where we want to put our energies.”