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Mediaset doubles hit success of “The Silence of Water” and “Rosy Abate” 2

Mediaset Distribution is heading to Cannes with a program roster topped by 2 new series: The Silence of Water and Rosy Abate, both series are commissioned for a second edition after their big success.
Mystery thriller The Silence of Water (8x50’ episodes) season one is the most popular title of Mediaset’s library aired on Canale 5 on spring 2019 recording almost 4 million viewers with an audience share of 15.3%. The first season ended with the shocking discovery of adolescent Laura who disappears, and her body is found dead. Season two is already in production with a new case for the duo-cops formed by Luisa a homicide detective from the big city and Andrea the local police inspector. The small community, beside the sea is once again hit by a terrible murder and it will be not easy to find the guilty. Shooting for the second series starts on September 16 adding new locations to the beautiful near Trieste present in the first season. New characters will enrich this new story that will be launched next year.
The other title is Rosy Abate 2, that will be shortly broadcasted in prime time by Canale 5 this Autumn. The drama (10x50’ produced by Taodue Film) is focused on a strong feminine character Rosy, a formerly component of a Sicilian mafia family, but determined to reject her criminal past in order to find her son. Season two is centred on her struggle to regain her son’s affection. He is now a troubled teenager and he could take bad paths toward organized criminal organization and Rosy Abate must find a way to protect him again.
The series available also as a scripted format recorded a solid 5 million viewers with an audience share of 21% during the transmission of first season in 2017.
Another successful Canale 5 period drama Love and Sacrifice is conquering the CEE Regions with the passionate romance that takes place among the Carrara marble quarries during the last years of the Belle Epoque.
Mediaset’s catalogue is also enriched with MGE titles as the strong alliance with MGE, the distributor arm of Mega (Chile) launched in mid-2018, continues intensely and the catalogue of Chilean telenovelas starts conquering the trust of clients in Europe and in the Cee Regions. In particular – said Manuela Caputi – telenovelas Amanda has already conquered many European countries both as ready-made and format. The story of nurse Amanda Solis who seeks revenge against the four Santa Cruz brothers who raped her when she was only 14 years old is getting a lot of interest.




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