A psychological thriller set in the crossfire of the 1997 historical battle between world chess champion Garry Kasparov and IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue, Rematchis a high-pressure confrontation between man and machine, a war of minds, both on and off the chess board.
Paris, December 12, 2022
For immediate release
Federation announces new event series Rematch, 6X52’. This thrilling miniseries about chess is being filmed in Montreal and Budapest, until December 15, 2022. Quebec director & actor and Oscar-nominee Yan England (1:54, Sam, True North and The Red Band Society) is filming the series he created with André Gulluni (Sam, Rock Paper Scissors, The Sketch Artist) that’s been initiated and produced by ARTE France and French producer Bruno Nahon (Unité), with Federation Studios.
Based on a true story, Rematch takes us on a gripping journey inside the world of high-level chess competition via one of the greatest man vs. machine matches ever to be played. The event was so important, it prompted the New York Times to print: “The future of humanity is on the line.”
This miniseries boasts a prestigious international cast: Christian Cooke (The Promise, That Dirty Black Bag), Sarah Bolger (The Tudors, Counterpart), Trine Dyrholm (The Legacy, Bauhaus – A New Era), Aidan Quinn (Elementary, Legends of the Fall), Tom Austen (The Royals), Luke Pasqualino (Skins) and Orion Lee (First Cow).
Federation Studios is handling worldwide rights to the series.
6 X 52’
A series created by Yan England, André Gulluni and Bruno Nahon
Screenplay: André Gulluni and Yan Englan
Directed by: Yan England
Starring Christian Cooke, Sarah Bolger, Trine Dyrholm, Aidan Quinn, Tom Austen, Luke Pasqualino, Orion Lee
Initiated and produced by Bruno Nahon
Coproduction: ARTE France, Unité and Federation Studios
About Federation Studios:
Led by Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan, Federation heralds a new breed of independent European studios, focusing on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high-quality original productions for the global marketplace.
Previously Federation Entertainment, Federation Studios works with the best worldwide talents and partners in the industry to create a strong distribution portfolio as well as an array of premium international productions.
Only eight years after its creation, the production and distribution studio based in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Madrid, London, Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, and Tel-Aviv boasts 230 full time employees, a number which continues to grow monthly.
Active in the drama, kids & family, documentary and light entertainment space, Federation works with all platforms and major broadcasters in the market. Its rich portfolio includes major award-winning and international successes such as the cult spy series The Bureau (50 X 52’), the financial thriller Bad Banks (12 x 52’), the Netflix original hit series Baby (now 3 seasons), the premium live action hit for tweens Find Me In Paris(78 X 26′), Around the World in 80 Days starring David Tennant, produced for the European Alliance (France Televisions, ZDF, Rai), BBC and PBS Masterpiece; as well as Varane, Destin de Champion (Amazon Prime-Video) and Nadia (Canal+), to name a few.