Closing date 24/07/2017
Channel: M-Net 101, 20:30 weekday, weekly slot (PG13) or 21:30 weekday, weekly slot (PG16)
Episodes: 10 x 48 min
References: Night Of, The Fall, The Missing (UK version), Top of the Lake, Breaking Bad
Audience: Premium M-Net 101 audience, Primary: 25-45 age group
Language: An organic mixture of South African languages but the primary language is English (70% English ratio)
What ‘High End Drama’ means to the M-Net 101 audience is a sensory experience evoking a range of emotional responses from curiosity to anger, empathy, irony and humour. It is of an exceptional production quality and pushes the boundaries of visual and visceral storytelling.
The M-Net 101 audience consumes mostly international content yet they want to South African stories told in an authentic and realistic manner. The characters in the world of the story should safely provide a voyeuristic viewer experience. Concepts can be based on major South African events that have remained in the psyche of our society (excluding political themes), and would intrigue our audience. However, it needs to be in line with productions such as ‘American Crime Story’ (O.J. Simpson miniseries). Original concepts should be take an exciting new angle with well-plotted storylines and rounded characters e.g. the miniseries ‘The Night Of’. Concepts should be over-arching and not stand-alone episodes with a definitive ending.The tone should be edgy, gripping and entertaining. The story-lines and pace must have nail-biting tension that will keep the audience glued to the small screen.
Cost Per Minute: R1 050.00