Exclusive: Henrik Bastin, The Driving Force behind Amazon Police Drama Bush, Launches a new production company after exiting the joint venture of Red Arrow Studios’ joint venture, Fabrik Entertainment.
Fabrik, which produced seven seasons of Titus Welliver’s front-end procedural, the longest running original from the live broadcast, was a partnership between Swedish producer Bastin, based in Los Angeles, and production arm of German broadcaster ProSiebeSat.
The new company will keep its development roster, including a series based on neurologist Oliver Sacks at Fox and modifications of Chuck Palaniuk. Invisible Monsters And Stephen King Tenth peopleShe will continue with Melissa Awate as president.
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Bastin told Deadline that he’s excited about the transition to new genres, including science fiction, as well as a return to comedy, the kind that Fabrik has immersed himself in with FX Comedians Starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad and based on a Swedish program Ulveson Och Herngren.
“I’m so excited. It’ll be different, but it’s still a production company and the devil will be in the details.
The move comes as ProSieben is refocusing its productivity strategy with Red Arrow. The company was in advanced talks to sell its production division, with potential buyers including All3Media, prior to the outbreak. A number of key executives also left, including Jan Froman, Michael Schmidt and James Baker, while Henrik Pabst moved into the broadcasting side of the company.
“I had a great ride with Red Arrow, they were really great partners and that’s not just institutional nonsense,” added Basten.
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Bastin (right) said she is redeveloping her medical drama, inspired by Sacks, to Fox, who previously handed the project a pilot commitment in 2019, and is now working with Berlanti Productions on it.
The new company will also come out soon with a TV set Tenth peopleStephen King’s short story is about a group of people in power who are monsters disguised as people, and he’s in the early stages of talking about associating talent with conditioning in the Ahniuk. Invisible MonstersThe strange tale of a disfigured woman who uses multiple nicknames. He added, “It would be a lot easier to do something sophisticated and deal with a lot of social issues and you would have a different way of telling stories if you had a big name as a great star and creator.”
Bastin’s relationship will continue with author Michael Connelly, the creator of the Harry Bosch character, and he will also continue to search for European text formats.
“When I moved to the US, coordinating actions was easier because the shows came from public broadcasters and it was easier to do deals. It became more difficult because many of the shows made by the live broadcasters and they kept the curation rights, but it swings again and we have two types. Of the formats we’re looking at, “he said.
Book edits will also play a big role and will work closely with the authors. “I can’t compete with the biggest companies – there will always be someone with a bigger portfolio than an independent company – but the big writers who don’t necessarily need the money but want to make sure someone adapts their book the right way, that’s where we are.”
Finally, he is working on ramping up with new writers and has a number of projects already in development with the platforms. “The biggest positive change that has happened in the past year and a half is that networks and streaming companies are finally starting to put their money in place in terms of new voices and they are okay with taking risks and this is where we can compete.”