Leading French distributor Lagardère Studios Distribution (A Mediawan company) is delighted to announce the sale of the hit thriller Commandos to TOPIC in the USA and Canada and SBS in Australia, after an impressive launch on NPO3 in August.

“Commandos is in the top 5 list of Dutch content for drama…and among the top 10 for all Dutch programs (documentaries, etc.). These are the regular ratings for NPO 3, both linear and online. But on top of these regular ratings, with a million streams in only three months for online-on-demand, Commandos did more than fantastic!” says Mylene Verdurmen, Head of Drama at AVROTROS.

“We are extremely proud that the quality of our series Commandos has been recognized outside of the Dutch-speaking territory as well. To see the story of our tormented soldiers, travel to the US and Australia is something we are thrilled about. It is also proof that as an industry we’re growing,” says Kaja Wolffers, Creative Director/Producer, NL Film.

Produced by NL Film in collaboration with AVROTROS and NPO3, Commandos (10 x 45’) is a complex thriller series combining the suspense and action of a whodunit with an existential character drama.


After a failed covert mission in Nigeria, Commander John de Koning is adjusting to civilian life when two members of his old platoon die in suspicious circumstances. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse ensues when he learns the killer is one of his own men. Testing the loyalty of these highly trained ex-soldiers who’ve gone from hunter to hunted, John must confront some dark secrets from his past as he finds himself fighting a war that could cost him his buddies, his family and his life.


About Lagardère Studios Distribution –

Headquartered in Paris, Lagardère Studios Distribution, a Mediawan company, which is spearheaded by Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet, is the global distribution arm for leading French production.

One of Europe’s largest TV programming distributors, Lagardère Studios Distribution plays host to a robust catalogue of over 10,000 hours of programming covering a broad range of genres such as fiction, animation, documentaries and feature films. Over the years, the company has also established strong strategic partnerships with both French and global producers and continues to diversify its offerings of premium programming.

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About Mediawan –

Created in late 2015 by Pierre-Antoine Capton, Xavier Niel and Matthieu Pigasse, Mediawan soon became one of the main independent European studios producing premium content. Mediawan brings together best-in-class talents in audiovisual creation by operating on the entire value chain: production of drama, documentary and animated original content (Mediawan Originals and Mediawan Animation), distribution of audiovisual content (Mediawan Rights), and publishing of channels and digital services (Mediawan Thematics). Mediawan currently gathers over 50 production labels.


Source:Lagardère Studios

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