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WE tv, Barcroft, TCB team up for unconventional romance docuseries

Factual indie Barcroft Media has partnered with U.S. cable network WE tv and London-based distributor TCB Media Rights on the 8 x 60-minute docuseries Extreme Love. Extreme Love (pictured) focuses on unusual relationships ...
October 11, 2018

Factual indie Barcroft Media has partnered with U.S. cable network WE tv and London-based distributor TCB Media Rights on the 8 x 60-minute docuseries Extreme Love.

Extreme Love (pictured) focuses on unusual relationships that challenge conventional notions of romance. Stories include a 21-year-old woman in Florida who spends time as an “adult baby”, a four-foot weightlifter in love with a transgender woman, and real-life vampire couples. Each episode showcases five couples.

The series is a co-production between the three companies, based on Barcroft Media’s digital series of the same name. Barcroft has produced 57 episodes of the original Extreme Love, distributed via YouTube and Facebook Watch.

Other Barcroft digital projects developed into long-form series include Inside the KKK for Channel 4, Preposterous Pets for Animal Planet International and Amazing Interiors for Netflix.

Executive producers are Sam Barcroft and Laura Capaldi for Barcroft Media; Lauren P. Gellert, David Stefanou, Lauren Lazin and Nicole Vogel for WE tv; and Paul Heaney for TCB Media Rights.

“Audiences of all ages around the world have a huge appetite for incredible real-life stories,” said Barcroft Media CEO Sam Barcroft in a statement. “We’re delighted that together with WE tv, we can bring some of these jaw-dropping relationships to U.S. viewers.”

“This is TCB’s first ever deal with WE tv and we are very aware that Barcroft’s excellent reputation has been a huge influence on their decision,” added TCB Media Rights CEO Paul Heaney.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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