Buyers from the UK, Canada and Australasia have acquired BBC One drama Capital from FremantleMedia International.
Participant Media-owned Pivot took the US rights, with Shaw buying them in Canada and BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm, taking them in Australia and New Zealand.
Capital comes from writer Peter Bowker and producer Kudos, and is based a John Lanchester novel about the interconnected lives of a diverse group of Londoners, who all live in the same suburban street and become the subjects of a mysterious hate campaign.
Jens Richter, CEO of FremantleMedia International, said: “Capital is a powerful, intelligent and character driven drama created by one of the most prolific production companies in the world. These impressive deals are a testament to the series’ ability to capture modern society in a way that’s current and universally relevant to a global audience.”