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Banijay Asia to create Indian adaptation of Canadian mini-series 'Vertige'

Banijay Asia has partnered with Armoza Formats to recreate the show.

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Mumbai: Banijay Asia is collaborating with Armoza Formats, part of ITV Studios, to bring the official adaptation of the award-winning Canadian mini-series “Vertige” to the Indian audience.

The Canadian show, originally broadcast in French, deconstructs the alleged suicide of a young girl, Daphne Roussel. “Vertige” follows her as she miraculously wakes up from a three-month long coma with no memory of the 24 hours prior to her alleged suicide attempt.

"Our audience is developing a vast appetite for exciting and engaging content, making it increasingly important to bring innovative, catchy titles to screen,” said Banijay Asia CEO and Founder Deepak Dhar. “Armoza Format's ‘Vertige’ is spellbindingly suspenseful, and the way the story catches you in the thrill-storm of the main character is extraordinary. Our audiences love strong narratives and solid characters, and Vertige is a series that fits the description seamlessly – it’s great to be collaborating to create our own, localised version of the show."

“We are thrilled to see more of our scripted titles being adapted in India thanks to our great partners in the Indian market,” said Armoza Formats head of sales Salome Peillon. “Together with our partners at Banijay Asia, we are looking forward to bringing this thrilling drama series, ‘Vertige’, to the Indian viewers who have shown clear appetite for our scripted series.”

The six-episode thriller, originally produced by Pixcom, received multiple awards at the prestigious Prix Gémeaux in 2012 for categories such as ‘Best Direction,’ ‘Best Writing’ and ‘Best Original Music’ to name a few. Originally directed by Patrice Sauvé, “Vertige” features a stunning cast with Fanny Mallette, Normand Daneau, Marilyn, Castonguay, Noémie Godin-Vigneau, Monique Spaziani and Germain Houde in the pivotal roles.

Banijay Asia is behind hit shows such as “Call My Agent,” “Hostages,” “Survivor,” “The Voice,” “Into The Wild with Bear Grylls” and “The Big Picture.”

Armoza Formats is one of the top creators and distributors in the international content market and is known for its popular formats including primetime singing competition “The Four” and entertainment show “I Can Do That!” hit game show “Still Standing” and award-winning scripted drama “Hostages” which recently aired two seasons in India. 

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