SPI International / FILMBOX has acquired multi territory rights to the new Steven Seagal cutting edge 12 episodes TV Series General Commander. The series will start filming in Europe and Asia in September 2017 and is expected to premiere on FilmBox channels in 2018.
Loni Farhi and SPI will act as co-producer to the series. SPI entered into a multi territory agreement for Africa, Eastern Europe, CIS, the Baltics, ex-Yugo, Latin America, Portugal, Turkey, and the Middle East.
General Commander is a new, international action TV series starring Steven Seagal to be produced by Saradan Media and written by Bey Logan/Phillipe Martinez. The series follows the missions and intrigues of a top secret, rogue, international paramilitary unit created to hunt and fight major criminal organizations in order to stop the momentum leading toward World War III.
“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,” said Loni Farhi, President of SPI International. “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,” Mr. Farhi added.
The series producer/writer, Philipe Martinez said: “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.”