Sales round-up: ‘The Vanishing Triangle’ pre-sales; Sky, NBCU & AMC bite into ‘Reginald The Vampire’; SBS tastes ‘Spice Trails’

India Mullen

‘The Vanishing Triangle’ pre-sales

Broadcasters and platforms in the UK, Europe and Australia have taken Irish drama thriller The Vanishing Triangle, following pre-sale deals with distributor Eccho Rights.

Acorn TV has secured the UK premiere, as well as licensing the series for several other territories in its global footprint. SBS has picked up Australian rights, and the series is also sold across the Nordics with SVT (Sweden), DR (Denmark), NRK (Norway) and YLE (Finland) also licensing the title, while VRT will air the series in Belgium.

Commissioned by Virgin Media in Ireland and AMC Network’s Sundance Now in the US & Canada, the series Is produced by Park Films (Ireland), in association with Paper Plane Productions (US) and 87 Films (UK).

It is inspired by true events that shook Ireland in the 1990s, when several women disappeared, never to be seen again. The project stars India Mullen and Allen Leech and was originally developed by Park Films and Screen Ireland. Both leading actors are executive producers on the series.

“Although The Vanishing Triangle is set in the 1990s in Ireland, the themes of this story are universal and still absolutely relevant today, and that combined with the fantastic talent and strong editorial are what makes the show so appealing internationally,” said Lucy Roberts, director of sales, Western Europe at Eccho Rights.

Reginald The Vampire

Sky, NBCU & AMC bite into ‘Reginald The Vampire’

Supernatural drama Reginald The Vampire has been acquired by Sky for the UK and Ireland, NBCUniversal International Networks & DTC for SYFY in France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Switzerland and SCIFI in Poland and the Balkans, and AMC Networks International for Latin America.

The 10 x 60-minute series, which premieres in the US on SYFY this month, is produced by Great Pacific Media, Modern Story, December Films, and Cineflix Studios.

It stars Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: No Way Home) as an unlikely hero who crashes headlong into a world populated by beautiful, fit, and vain vampires while navigating numerous obstacles in his new undead life: the girl he loves but can’t be with, a bullying manager at work, and the vampire chieftain who wants him dead.  

James Durie, head of scripted, Cineflix Rights said: “We’ve had a lot of interest from buyers in Reginald The Vampire since its launch at MIPTV, so I’m really pleased to announce these first international sales in advance of its launch on SYFY.”

The Spice Trails: Latin America

SBS tastes ‘Spice Trails’

Australia’s SBS Food Channel has acquired regional travel-cooking series, The Spice Trails: Latin America, in a pre-sale deal with India’s Zee Plus.

The series is currently in post-production with TelevisaUnivision and is the first co-production between India (Zee) & Mexico (TelevisaUnivision).

Viewers are invited on a journey to discover unique spices found across several countries in Latin America. The series delves into the roots and the routes in search of a wide array of spices & herbs, their deep-rooted history, multifarious cuisine, and rich culture and traditions.

The 12 x 30-minute episodes journey to Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Argentina.

The series will be ready in November and other versions soon such as The Spice Trails – Asia, Middle East, and Africa are in the works.

Sunita Uchil, CBO at Zee Plus, said: “We are thrilled to announce our first pre-sale deal for The Spice Trails: Latin America series with Australia’s SBS Food Channel.  I am confident that their discerning viewers will enjoy this tantalizing tour of Latin America, showcasing the spices, food, and culture of the region.

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