Deals round-up: Eccho takes ‘I Am Mother’; BBC & SBS acquire ‘Hidden Assets’; Serieclub & RTS investigate ‘Hjerson’

I Am Mother

I Am Mother (Source: Eccho Rights)

Eccho takes ‘I Am Mother’ rights

Eccho Rights has acquired worldwide rights to the Turkish drama I Am Mother, ahead of its debut on Show TV next week.

Produced by O3 Medya, the series tells the story of Karsu, a resilient mother of three who relocates from Adana to Istanbul and starts anew in the bustling city after enduring a life-altering trauma. The drama navigates her journey of resilience and renewal, as she confronts the challenges of rebuilding her life.

Handan Özkubat, director of Turkish drama at Eccho Rights, said: “A story that transcends cultural boundaries, this series embodies the richness and emotional depth of Turkish drama. We will witness the moving journey of a woman’s unwavering fight for her son, her family, and her heart’s desires, showcasing a remarkable tale of empowerment and transformation.”

Hidden Assets

Hidden Assets (Source: DCD Rights)

BBC & SBS acquire ‘Hidden Assets’

UK pubcaster the BBC, SBS and Stan in Australia, Acorn TV in New Zealand, TV4 in Sweden and TV2 in Norway have picked up the second season of international crime drama Hidden Assets, following deals with UK-based distributor DCD Rights.

Produced by Saffron Moon, Facet4Media & Potemkino for RTÉ, Super Channel & Acorn TV, the 12 x 60-minute thriller is written by Peter McKenna, Morna Regan, Mary Fox and Marthy Thornton and directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan and Kadir Ferati Balci.

The second series, which was first transmitted on RTÉ in Ireland in September this year, stars Nora-Jane Noone, Wouter Hendrickx and Simone Kirby, and sees Bibi approach the Criminal Assets Bureau with a deal: protection and immunity from prosecution in return for information.

Nicky Davies Williams, CEO of DCD Rights, said, “We are extremely pleased to see this superbly produced, engrossing drama series extend its reach to even more international platforms and broadcasters.”

Agatha Christie's Hjerson

Agatha Christie’s Hjerson (Source: ZDF Studios)

Serieclub, Radio-Canada & RTS investigate ‘Hjerson’

French pay-TV channel Serieclub, Radio-Canada Television and RTS for French-speaking Switzerland have all licensed the mystery drama Agatha Christie’s Hjerson, following deals with ZDF Studios.

The series sees former investigator Sven Hjerson, retired after solving some of the toughest cases in Swedish crime history, crossing paths with Klara Sandberg, a trash TV producer who wants to reset her career with a true crime show that stars him.

Agatha Christie’s Hjerson was produced by Patrik Andersson and Ulf Synnerholm at BR•F for TV4/C More, in co-production with ZDF, Nadcon and the Government of Åland, and in collaboration with ZDF Studios and Agatha Christie Ltd.

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