French Call My Agent indie, Mediawan and German company Leonine Studios (Dark) have taken a controlling stake in Doctor Foster indie, Drama Republic.

Mediawan & Leonine Studios, the two companies’ joint banner, has bought a 51% stake in Drama Republic.

Drama Republic is run by Greg Brenman, Roanna Benn and Jude Liknaitzky and all three will remain in their roles. Drama Republic shows include The Irregulars, Black Earth Rising and The Honourable Woman.

Fred Kogel, CEO of Leonine Studios, said: “Greg and Roanna and their team proved their unique capability to produce premium content with a global reach, partnering with both traditional broadcasters and streaming platforms on high-end series. We are very much looking forward to embarking on this exciting journey together and to developing ambitious and inspiring projects.”

Mediawan CEO Pierre-Antoine Capton added: “Combining creative forces and market relevance with Drama Republic unlocks fantastic opportunities for our studio: we look forward to seizing synergies in co-production, distribution and licensing, enabling our local hits to travel globally.”

Brenman and Benn added: “As the makers of Call My Agent and Dark, their ability to produce stellar content couldn’t be more evident. We are thrilled and honoured to help lead their expansion into English-language content.”

Jon Creamer

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