TF1 detective series HIP (High Intellectual Potential) will be remade by ABC Signature with support from Disney Television Studios in the United States.
Distributor Newen Connect secured a deal with ABC Signature for the show, which has been sold in over 100 countries worldwide.
Work on adapting the scripts for the series has already begun, and the showrunner, writing team, and cast have yet to be announced.
Produced by Septembre Productions and Itinéraire Productions supported by Mediawan. HIP follows Morgane Alvaro, an intellectually gifted housekeeper who becomes a consultant for the Major Crime Unit in Lille.
The original series was created by Alice Shegaret-Bréno, Stéphane Curry and Nicolas Jean and starred Audrey Fleureau and Mehdi Nebbu. The show was named a success story by France’s Unifrance in last week’s French Television Export Report.
HIP the remake joins a few select American French-language reversions of the show, including the A&E version Returned and Apple TV+ Calls the USA.
HIP was an incredible international success as a francophone game and has gained audiences around the world, so we are not surprised that there is demand for an English adaptation,” said Newen Connect Managing Director Rodolphe Buet. “We were blown away by the enthusiasm of the ABC Signature creative teams and their sense of collaboration during our meeting with the French producers.”