Zodiak buys Inbetweeners producer

Zodiak Media Group has acquired Bwark, the UK indie producer that makes series including hit comedy show The Inbetweeners.

Bwark was founded in 2004 by Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, both former commissioning editors at UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4.

Bwark’s biggest hit The Inbetweeners airs on Channel 4’s digital sister channel E4. Three series have aired and a theatrical movie premieres next month.

The deal is Zodiak’s first since acquiring RDF Media Group last summer. Bwark joins the group’s UK, Netherlands and Belgium division run by divisional CEO Joely Fether. Mark Lesbirel, currently director of publishing and home entertainment, Zodiak Rights, will join Bwark as managing director.

Fether said: “The Inbetweeners sits proudly amongst the best classic comedy series of the last decade and it’s incredibly exciting to have their talent and ability within the Zodiak Media Group.  We are hugely excited about working with Iain and Damon to grow our comedy output in the UK and, over the coming years, in the US as well.”