Ennemi Public, best new series at the Mip Drama Awards, La Trêve favorite of France 2

  • 04.04.2016

The Mip starts today, but was preceded by the Mip Drama Screenings which took place on Sunday April 3 with the presentation of promo reels of 12 series arriving on the market, chosen by a jury composed of international buyers and professionals.

So we are only talking about teasers, but let’s not sulk our pleasure since it is the Belgian series Ennemi public, co-financed by Wallimage, which will be broadcasted in a few weeks on RTBF, that won the Coup de coeur award of this first edition.


This award recognizes the series that the jurors feel has the most international potential.
It was awarded by the Drama Buyers Advisory Board composed of Ignacio Barrera (Albavision), Rüdiger Böss (ProSiebenSat1), Aline Marrache-Tesseraud (Canal+, France), Anette Romer (TV2, Denmark), Zelda Stewart (Mediaset, Italia) and Sarah Wright (Sky UK).


The series will be presented in Belgium in May and will have a European premiere with two episodes at the next Séries Mania festival in Paris. Note that Proximus TV subscribers can already preview the service on the operator’s bouquet.

Ennemi Public tells the story of a child killer, released on parole, who takes refuge in a convent in the Ardennes. His arrival creates tensions in the neighboring village. At the time when children start to disappear.


Let’s also remember that La trêve, initiated by the FWB-RTBF fund for Belgian series and also co-financed by Wallimage, has been officially sold to France 2 and that negotiations with many other countries are underway, some of them being quite advanced.

The French film announced on Saturday that the whole series achieved an average audience share of 22.3%, or 363,164 viewers on average. A result that pulls up the average for the slot since September 2015 which was 18.2% (298,828 viewers).

And we are not even talking about the many viewers who bought the episodes on VOD or followed the series in replay.

To be continued…