Fox International Channels has acquired multi-territory rights to Red Arrow International’s Jean Reno-fronted crime series Jo.
The series, which was formerly known as Le Grand, will air across FIC’s network, which includes channels in Africa, Balkans, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Korea, Latin America, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Spain and Turkey.
It is FIC’s latest multi-territory purchase after finding success with series including Falling Skies and Copper.
This is the latest international sale for the show, which stars Reno as a detective in Paris and was created by Law & Order’s René Balcer, following deals in Italy with Rai, in France with TF1 and with ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Red Arrow International on this prestigious new series. The combination of Jean Reno´s irresistible presence, René Balcer´s distinctive storytelling and the splendor of Paris will make this a must-watch addition to our schedules from Seoul to Santiago”, said Jason Simms, SVP, global acquisitions, FIC.
“Even before wrapping up, Jo has been sold to more than 120 countries. This is absolutely amazing and the pick up by Fox International Channels reflects the strong global appeal of the series. Now, viewers from Europe to Asia, Africa and South America can watch Jean Reno in his new role as elite cop Jo hunting down killers in Paris,” added Axel Böhm, director. fiction acquisition, Red Arrow International.