Deals round-up: Globoplay buys ‘Coroner’ & ‘Wynonna Earp’; Abacus to sell Nick Broomfield doc; Viaplay preps ‘Estonia: The Last Wave’

Wyonna Earp

Globo grabs Coroner & Wynonna Earp

Brazilian streamer Globoplay has picked up drama duo Coroner and Wynonna Earp from UK-based Cineflix Rights.

The deal will see seasons 1-3 of crime series Coroner headed to Brazil, along with seasons 1-4 of supernatural cult hit Wynonna Earp.

Coroner is inspired by the series of books by M.R. Hall and was produced by Canada’s Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios for CBC. It has already sold to The CW in the US, Channel 4 in the UK and NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN).

Wynonna Earp is from IDW Entertainment, Cineflix Studios and Seven24 Films for Syfy in the US and CTV Sci-Fi in Canada. It follows Wyatt Earp’s great-granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings, and has sold to NBCUIN science fiction channels in Iberia, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Last Man Standing

Abacus adds Last Man Standing: Suge Knight

UK-based distributor Abacus Media Rights (AMR) has taken international distribution rights to Last Man Standing: Suge Knight And The Murders of Biggie & Tupac, the new documentary feature from filmmaker Nick Broomfield.

The show, which has been commissioned by the BBC and directed by Broomfield (Me, Kurt & Courtney), tells the story of Knight, the former CEO of rap music label Death Row Records, who was recently sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for manslaughter and other violent crimes.

It is produced by US-based South Central Project Limited and is due for completion in January. Abacus holds all rights except free TV in the UK.

The film takes a look at Death Row and how LA’s street gang culture had come to dominate its business workings, as well as an association with corrupt LA police officers who were also gang affiliated. The rivalry ultimately claimed the lives rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

Viaplay develops Estonian ferry tragedy drama

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group’s streamer Viaplay is developing an English-language drama that explores one of the 20th century’s worst maritime disasters.

Estonia: The Last Wave tells the story of the 1994 sinking of the Estonia ferry in the Baltic Sea, a disaster that cost 852 people their lives and the cause of which continues to be debated.

The show, which will premiere exclusively on Viaplay, has been created and directed by Charlotte Brändström (The Witcher). Scandinavian Content Group produces in association with ITV Studios.

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