Beta Issues ‘Trigger’ Warning

Variety | 2/13/2019 | Jamie Lang
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Germany’s Beta Film has been working since October’s Mipcom on finding broadcasters for Russian psychological murder-mystery series “Trigger” to the world, and announced yesterday a trio of new territories which have picked up the show.

The series is produced by Sreda, one of Russia’s most important TV production companies, and was commissioned by Channel One Russia.

Sales - Brazil - Globo - HOT - Israel

Confirmed sales were announced with Brazil’s Globo and HOT in Israel, Japanese VoD-rights were scooped by U-Next, and a German broadcast partner is in the final stages of negotiation.

According to Beta, the deals put “Trigger” at the top of the hill of best-selling Russian series in international to date. Beta has also secured rights to another Sreda series, “Alibi.”

Trigger - Story - Artem - Moscow - Health

“Trigger” is the story of Artem, an uptown Moscow mental health professional known for pushing his clients to confront their fears, often in extreme ways. Things go pear-shaped when one of Artem’s clients apparently commits suicide, and the doctor is jailed when he is deemed as having influenced the act.

Once out, Artem must begin to rebuild his life both professionally and personally, with the grey cloud of his downfall hanging over him. In order to win back his wife, his license to practice therapy and his reputation, Artem must prove his own innocence,...
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