Lagardère Studios Distribution sells Iskander to AMC network’s Shudder
Lagardère Studios Distribution is thrilled to announce the sale of miniseries Iskander to AMC Networks’s premium streaming service Shudder in the US, UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria. The show will release in December 2018.
Iskander performed extremely well on ARTE in their Thursday prime time slot on the 25th of January 2018 with a 4,3% share – outperforming the slot average by 80%. It consolidated to 846.000 viewers and achieved a peak audience of 1,010,000 million viewers for episode 1.
Rookie cop Chloé is transferred to Cayenne in French Guiana where she’s partnered with Dialo, a local cop with a prickly personality. Despite their mutual dislike, they’ll have to work together to solve the brutal, ritual murder of a French couple from the mainland. When the murdered couple’s son is discovered missing, and all clues point to a group of descendants of African slaves who worship a forest spirit called Iskander, Chloé and Dialo will have to double their efforts—and the time they spend together. Iskander takes us on a relentless journey from tin-shack favelas and mysterious hallucinogenic drugs to voodoo rituals and a troubled past that will not stay buried.
ISKANDER – 4×52’
A coproduction FRENCHKISS, ARTE France with the participation of France Télévisions, 13ème RUE
Created by Aurélien Molas
Written by Aurélien Molas in collaboration with Olivier Abbou
Directed by Olivier Abbou
With Stéphane Caillard, Adame Niane, Issaka Sawadogo, Jérémie Laheurte and Alex Descas