News | RTL Group | London, 01/21/2022

HBO Max To Show Fremantle’s ‘Kingdom of Dreams’

After pay TV provider Sky acquired the rights to the new four-part fashion series, the streaming service HBO Max has now followed suit, securing the rights for several countries. “Kingdom of Dreams” tells the story of high fashion from the early 1990s to the 2010s. The series was produced by Fremantle and British production company Misfits. Fremantle also handles its international distribution.

The HBO Max streaming services in Europe, Latin America and Asia and Crave in Canada have acquired rights to the four-part fashion series “Kingdom of Dreams.” Kingdom of Dreams” was produced by the London-based production company Misfits Entertainment in collaboration with Fremantle. Fremantle also handles international distribution for the series and had already sold the series to pay TV provider Sky last summer. Sky will show “Kingdom of Dreams” in various European countries this year on its pay TV channel Sky Documentaries and the Sky streaming service Now. The high-end documentary series tells the glamorous story of international high fashion from the early 1990s through the 2010s, a period now considered the Golden Age of high fashion, during which it exploded out of traditional, elite kingdoms of haute couture and style – Paris, Milan, London, and New York – to become a truly global phenomenon.

Fremantle’s production partner Misfits has won multiple awards for its documentaries, including an Emmy for the Netflix documentary “Rising Phoenix” and a BAFTA nomination for “McQueen,” a documentary about fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Shortly after the release of “McQueen,” Misfits and Fremantle began working together on “Kingdom of Dreams.” The series uses rare library material, never-before-seen personal archives, powerful visuals and story-driven interviews to bring the Golden Age of high fashion to electrifying life on the screen.

Misfits Entertainment’s Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, creators and executive producers of “Kingdom of Dreams,” said: “We are thrilled that HBO and Crave have come on board, and   we can’t wait to share Kingdom of Dreams with audiences all over the world. We want to create an ambitious, landmark piece of event television, and we are immensely grateful to Fremantle and Sky for giving us the opportunity to return to the fashion world and expand on the narrative approach we evolved for McQueen.” Jamie Lynn, EVP Co-Production & Distribution, EMEA at Fremantle adds: “Developing such a bold and ground-breaking piece of event television with the Misfits team has been an absolute joy and this series perfectly encapsulates the type of exciting, must-see narrative documentary series that Sky are known for. We are certain that Kingdom of Dreams will enthrall international audiences, by capturing the story of style, high fashion and its creative power houses in a contemporary way.”