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ITV and Amazon’s Strangers heads to Asia

Fox Asia has picked up ITV and Amazon co-production Strangers from All3Media International.

The channel has acquired the Hong Kong and UK-filmed thriller, which was formerly titled White Dragon. It will be launched on the channel this autumn through Fox Asia’s pan-Asia linear feed and Fox Plus.

All3Media International has also sold Strangers into New Zealand (Sky Network) and Eire (Virgin Media Television).

Created and written by Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood and produced by Two Brothers, the eight-part drama centers on a professor who sets out to investigate the mysterious death of his wife in Hong Kong.

The drama is currently airing in Australia on BBC First following its acquisition by BBC Studios. It has also been acquired in home entertainment deals with Dazzler Media (UK & Eire) and RLJ Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand).

Starring John Simm and Anthony Wong, Strangers debuted on ITV last month, winning its slot and exceeding the channel’s slot average by 20%.

It will be launched on Amazon Prime – which boarded the drama as a co-production partner in October 2017 – in the US and Caribbean.

Sabrina Duguet, executive VP for APAC at All3Media International, said: “The recent UK ratings success is proving a strong driver to demand in the international market and we’re looking forward to seeing this thrilling mystery intriguing more viewers around the world.”

Keertan Adyanthaya, executive VP of content and communications for Fox Networks Group Asia, added: “We embrace every opportunity to find, create and share boldly dramatic content with our entertainment-hungry viewers in Asia. Strangers is a fantastic example of the meteoric rise of East-meets-West storytelling, and we will continue to work with best-in-market players like All3Media International to bring audiences the most diverse and compelling stories.”