Canal Plus Overseas Boards African Crime Drama The Trade (Variety)

"According to co-creators and showrunners Marie Lora-Mungai, of Restless Global, and Tendeka Matatu, of Ten10 Films, the agreement with Canal Plus Overseas marks a step toward realizing a pan-African prestige series that would be Africa’s answer to “The Wire.”

“Our ambition with ‘The Trade’ is to create a TV series set in Africa that can rival the best series in Europe or in the U.S., while bringing a world that has never been seen before on screen to global audiences,” said Lora-Mungai and Matatu."

http://variety.com/2016/tv/festivals/canal-plus-overseas-boards-african-crime-drama-the-trade-1201797602/