Under it, Loni Farhi and SPI will co-produce a 12-part TV series named General Commander and starring Steven Seagal. Filming of the series will start in Europe and Asia in September and it is expected to premiere on FilmBox channels in 2018.
SPI has also secured a multi territory rights to the series covering Africa, Eastern Europe, the CIS, ex-Yugoslavia, Latin America, Portugal, Turkey and the Middle East.
Commenting on the development, Loni Farhi, president of SPI International, said: “SPI is thrilled to co-produce General Commander and bring this action-packed series to FilmBox viewers. We have been expanding distribution of the FilmBox movie channel in the CIS, the Baltics, Middle East, Turkey, Africa and across CEE. We are now gathering content to launch FilmBox and FilmBox Action in Latin America, India and across other markets.
“Co productions like General Commander and high level content acquisitions are clearly showing our commitment to our channels and the new markets that we are entering”.
The series producer/writer, Philipe Martinez added: “We are very excited that SPI became part of this high profile, cutting edge production. Steven Seagal has huge worldwide appeal and we are confident that this new series will be an instant hit among his fans.”