has picked up a second season of “Cypher
,” an FBI-themed crime drama series, for which it was the exclusive North American carrier of the first seven-episode season.
In territories outside the U.S. and Canada, the show is represented by Screen Media Ventures
, which is launching it at the MipTV market this week.
” tells the story of an FBI code-breaking specialist who discovers a secret organization’s hit list and must navigate the murky waters of loyalty and betrayal among an underground ring of hackers, assassins, and government agents spanning a global conspiracy.
Created by Mohamed Sayed Bisheer
and directed by Majdi Smiri
, the first season was shot in Los Angeles and produced jointly by Cairo-based Aroma Studios
and United Brothers
along with Los Angeles-based production companies Az Films
, Thriller Films and Taiwan’s Organic Media Group
The second season expands to 13-episodes and involves new writers, a more diverse cast,