Shooting on the First International Version Starts this Summer in Quebec City
Quebecor Content is extremely proud to announce that NBCUniversal International Formats has licensed its hit comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, to be produced by ComediHa! in Quebec City. Winner of several prestigious awards, including two Golden Globes and two Primetime Emmys, the show is a single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a talented, but carefree, detective gets a new captain with a lot to prove.
This marks the first international version of the critically-acclaimed series, which was originally created by Emmy award-winning writer/producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Produced by Universal Television and in association with Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, the show was recently renewed for a second season on NBC, which will mark the seventh season the series has been on the air.
Patrick Huard Directs
After several forays into comedy (Taxi 0-22, Les 3 p’tits cochons, Filière 13), the multitalented Patrick Huard will direct the local version of the sitcom and production is set to start this summer in the Quebec City area.
“This first international adaptation of the series Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a perfect fit with our mandate of producing and broadcasting distinctive content, and reaffirms Quebecor Content’s leadership in the Quebec TV industry” declares Yann Paquet, Vice President, Quebecor Content. “. We are delighted to pursue our collaboration with a first-rate partner like NBCUniversal International Studios.”
“First off, we are very proud that NBCU have entrusted us to adapt the Brooklyn Nine-Nine format for the very first time,” explains Sylvain Parent Bédard, President & Founder of ComediHa! “We’ve been working on this project for a long time, and we’re excited to see it come to fruition – especially with a seasoned pro like Patrick Huard on board. We’re also delighted to bring the production to Quebec City, giving yet another boost to its cultural and economic sectors.”
Ana Langenberg, SVP Formats & Production, NBCUniversal International Formats, adds “We are incredibly excited to be working with such prestigious partners on the first adaptation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The premise of the show is so universal. It’s a workplace comedy, centred on a group of dynamic and formidable characters, which easily lends itself to be adapted for international audiences. We have no doubt that ComediHa! and Quebecor Content’s version will replicate the genius storytelling that runs through the original and boast the same high-quality production standards. We look forward to working with them and the esteemed Patrick Huard to bring this brilliant series to life.”
Casting and broadcast platforms for this new Quebec production will be announced at a later date.
About Quebecor Content
Quebecor Content, a wholly owned business unit of Quebecor Media Inc., creates, develops, acquires, distributes and exports distinctive, high-quality audio-visual content, providing consumers with a multi-platform experience via Videotron and TVA Group services and promoting Quebec artists at home and abroad.
About ComediHa! Voir la vie en drôle
ComediHa! is a major developer of comedy content delivered via multiple platforms, including the stage and television. Leveraging the passion of its 60 permanent full-time employees and the contributions of over 1,400 temporary and freelance workers a year, ComediHa! pursues its mission to make people laugh worldwide. The company has over 20 artists and creative managers working from Quebec City (head office), Montreal and Los Angeles, creating and producing content that reaches millions of comedy fans around the world. ComediHa! also produces ComediHa! Fest-Québec, a major festival that takes place in August in Quebec City. Founded in 1997, ComediHa! has produced over 3,000 stage shows and over 500 TV shows.
About NBCUniversal International Formats
NBCUniversal International Formats, part of NBCUniversal International Studios, is the International Sales group for all formats created within the production and broadcast divisions of NBCUniversal. The slate encompasses Reality, Lifestyle, Entertainment and Scripted formats from NBC, CNBC, USA, Bravo!, Oxygen, Syfy, E!, Monkey, Carnival, Working Title Television , Matchbox Pictures and Lark Productions.
NBCUniversal International Formats’ leading brands include: NBC competition series The Titan Games and World of Dance, entertainment format Songland, global success series Top Chef, hit game show Hollywood Game Night and scripted formats Suits, House, Law and Order, Parenthood, Superstore and The Good Place.