Dangerous Moms (Señoras del (H)ampa), a blackly humorous story of a group of women who find themselves with a corpse to dispose of, was chosen by buyers in Cannes as their favourite of the ten series screened during the MIPDrama Buyers’ Summit on Sunday.

The show was produced jointly by Mediaset Espana and Producciones Mandarina, and is being distributed by Mediterraneo Audiovisual, a division of Mediaset Espana.

Accepting the award yesterday were Arantxa Ecija, Head of Drama at Mediaset Espana, Silvia Cotino, Head of International Sales at Mediaset Espana, and Gloria Salo, head of international markets at Mandarina.

Ecija said: “We are very proud to receive an award for this comedy. The story is local but also has international appeal. It’s about real women. It’s hard when it’s a Spanish comedy with English subtitles; we weren’t sure what the reaction would be and whether the jokes would work. But straight away at the screening we realised that the audience got it, and they were laughing.”

Dangerous Moms is due to make its debut in Spain this year. It tells the story of a single mother, Mayte, who along with three other women, gets trapped in a spiral of bizarre illegal acts while covering up for an accidental murder.

This and more in the MIPTV News, available online here

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Julian Newby is editor in chief of MIP Publications, namely the MIPTV/MIPCOM Previews, daily News magazines and supplements. He is also co-founder of Boutique Editions, a UK-based publishing and design house providing products and services for the international film, TV and creative communities.

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