Mr & Mrs Murder strikes for DCD

MrMrsMurder MidResBroadcasters including pay TV operator Viasat have acquired DCD Rights-distributed Australian drama Mr & Mrs Murder.

The series, which comes from FremantleMedia Australia in association with Bravado Productions, launched at MIPTV and has now gone to Modern Times Group-owned Viasat for its Viasat Crime channels in Scandinavia.

SPI International’s Film Box Channel has taken rights for the Middle East, Africa, Czech Republic and Hungary. Across the central and eastern Europe, it will broadcast on Filmbox Premium Movie channels.

Furthermore, US-based vendor Acorn Media Group has acquired all North American rights, including TV sales, and has pitched the show to a number of broadcasters, according to DCD.

The 13-part self-contained murder mystery series ended its run on Australia’s Network Ten yesterday. It follows a pair of crime scene cleaners whose quirks help solve baffling murder mysteries.

Distributor DCD has had success with Australian dramas such as The Slap, The Straits and Rake over the past few years.