The CW has gotten Italian drama Leonardo and Australian comedy-drama Bump. Aidan Turner stars in Leonardo, about Leonardo da Vinci, and Nathalie has the lead in Bump, about an teen who observes herself to be pregnant. Debut dates have not been revealed.
It comes after the broadcaster got Patrick Dempsey-fronted Italian series Devils just as titles like Canada’s Coroner and UK’s Dead Pixels. It additionally shares New Zealand parody Wellington Paranormal, made by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, with HBO Max.
Frank Spotnitz and Steve Thompson made the series. It is executive produced by Luca Bernabei, Daniele Passani, Sara Melodia and Luisa Cotta Ramosino for Lux Vide, Frank Spotnitz and Emily Feller for Big Light Productions, Freddie Highmore with his Alfresco Pictures, and Brendan Fitzgerald for Sony Pictures Television (SPT).
It likewise stars Matilda de Angelis, Freddie Highmore, Giancarlo Giannini, Carlos Cuevas, Alessandro Sperduti, James D’Arcy, Robin Renucci, Hugo Becker, Miriam Dalmazio and Max Bennet.
Leonardo was initially authorized by Italian telecaster Rai in relationship with French telecaster France Télévisions, Spain’s RTVE and Germany’s ZDF. It is created by Spotnitz’s Big Light and Lux Vide in relationship with Sony Pictures Television.
In the interim, Bump is an Australian comedy drama half-hour about Olympia Chalmers-Davis, played by Almost Paradise’s Nathalie Morris, an overachieving 17-year-old student who knows precisely where she’s going. Her boyfriend, doctor’s child Lachie, played by Peter Thurnwald, marks all the right boxes. She and her dearest companion, Reema, played by Safia Arain, share a ambitious 10-year plan: top grades, worldwide relations at a college, work for the UN, save the world.
Made by Claudia Karvan and Kelsey Munro, Bump is delivered by Roadshow Rough Diamond with John Edwards, Dan Edwards and Claudia Karvan the producers.
The pickups, which were announced by Kevin Levy, EVP Program Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions at the CW, have not yet been given debut dates.
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