Passion acquires Firecracker’s “Dr. Christian” series

The London-based sales house has acquired the worldwide rights to medical series Dr. Christian Will See You Now from UK prodco Firecracker Films for UKTV's premium entertainment channel W. (Pictured: series host Dr. Christian Jessen)
September 12, 2016

London-based sales house Passion Distribution has acquired the worldwide rights to a new medical series from UK prodco Firecracker Films for UKTV’s premium entertainment channel W.

The 8 x 60-minute Dr. Christian Will See You Now will follow Dr. Christian Jessen (pictured) as he diagnoses, counsels and treats patients with a raft of medical conditions related to sex and relationships.

Filmed in a state-of-the-art clinic fitted with a fixed camera rig, episodes will feature people with pressing medical issues and challenging conditions as they receive Dr. Jessen’s bespoke consultation services in an attempt to change their lives for the better.

The series was commissioned by Helen Nightingale and ordered by W general manager Steve North and UKTV’s director of commissioning Richard Watsham.  Serving as executive producer are Firecracker’s Jes Wilkins, Federico Ruiz and Sam Emmery. Nightingale will also oversee the series as executive producer for UKTV.

Dr. Christian Will See You Now is scheduled to broadcast across UKTV’s W in early 2017.


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