Take Two creators Andrew W Marlowe, Terri Edda Miller attended MIPtv in Cannes and talked with tbivision.com. Here’s what they had to say:
“US domestic broadcasters all going to serialised long form darker kind of material, and it seemed like there was an international audience – and we think a domestic audience – that was getting left out,” Marlowe told TBI. “A lot of people love Castle, Bones or NCIS – those are high end comfort food for people around the world.”
The dramas getting talked about along the Croisette were, indeed, the edgier, serialised projects that generate marketing and press buzz, and Marlowe and Miller said that they understand why the common-or-garden procedural gets overlooked, in terms of anticipation and chatter, if not ratings.
“Critics always go to shows that are breaking new ground, the shows that are pushing a cultural dialogue, and we certainly understand that,” Marlowe said. “It’s why the Oscar films gets a lot of attention and the big summer blockbusters are not really covered, or looked down upon. We know what we are doing is entertainment, and it is own kind of art form, but a tried and true one. It’s high-class comfort food.”