DRG has unveiled the first international sales for Channel 4 documentary series My Grandparents’ War.
Australia’s SBS has acquired the 4 x 60 minute series produced by Wild Pictures, which has also been picked up NRK in Norway and RTHK in Hong Kong.
In each episode, leading actors re-trace the footsteps of their grandparents in World War Two. Commissioned to mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of war, the series has featured Kristin Scott Thomas, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Mark Rylance.
DRG has also concluded format option deals for My Grandparents’ War with two Banijay Group companies; KM Production in France and Cuarzo Producciones in Spain – with the latter expected to focus on the Spanish Civil War, as opposed to World War Two.
Jess Khanom, DRG’s SVP for Asia Pacific, said: “With its fresh biographical insight into some of the world’s leading actors – and indeed a first foray into documentary for each of them – My Grandparents’ War is a classy and considered series. It brings key moments in history alive by detailing remarkable accounts of heroic actions and succeeds in delivering revelatory new stories about the war, not only for the actors but also for viewers.”