News round-up: SBS options AfterShock title; Estonia lands ‘The Secret Song’; WildBrain partners with Ukrainian Glowberry for ‘Brave Bunnies’

SBS options AfterShock title SBS in Australia has agreed a deal to option AfterShock Comics’ title The Normals via prodco Werner Films. The Adam Glass-penned title will be executive produced by Werner Films’ Joanna Werner and Stuart Menzies alongside Glass and AfterShock’s Jon Kramer, Carrie Stein and Lee Kramer. Louise Fox will showrun the series […]

Viaplay, Alibi, SBS & Disney+ buy Icelandic thriller ‘Black Sands’

Viaplay, UK network Alibi, SBS in Australia and Disney+ are among buyers of Icelandic drama Black Sands, which has been extended into a second season by local commissioning broadcaster, Channel 2. The crime thriller is produced by Icelandic indie Glassriver in association with All3Media International, which has struck a first season deal with Viaplay that […]

Topic & SBS strike deals for ‘Agatha Christie’s Hjerson’

Global broadcasters and platforms including US streamer Topic and Australia’s SBS have picked up Agatha Christie’s Hjerson, following deals with distributor ZDF Studios. Beyond North America and Australia, ZDF Studios has also licensed the series to VOD platforms Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, Deutsche Telekom and Huawei for German speaking territories as well as Germany’s public […]

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

‘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, […]

SBS & Paramount+ dramas secure $8m Screen Australia funding

A Sydney-based drama for Paramount+ and the first 8 x 30 drama from SBS Scripted Originals are among nine projects receiving A$12m ($8m) in funding from Screen Australia. North Shore is a six-part crime thriller for Paramount+ that has been created by Mike Bullen (Cold Feet) and directed by Gregor Jordan (Two Hands), with writing from Marcia Gardner (The […]

Paramount+ UK links with SBS & TVNZ on Buccaneer’s ‘Doll Factory’ drama

Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland has partnered with Australia’s SBS and New Zealand’s TVNZ on an adaptation of Elizabeth Macneal’s novel The Doll Factory. The 6 x 60-minute drama is from Marcella producer Buccaneer Media, with its sibling distribution firm Cineflix Rights selling globally. The series was ordered by Sebastian Cardwell, deputy chief content officer for Paramount […]

News round-up: HBO Max Spain seeks ‘The Traitors’; WBD & AMC call ‘Code 1’; BBC orders ‘That’s My Jam’

HBO Max Spain seeks ‘The Traitors’ HBO Max has ordered a local adaptation of psychological adventure format The Traitors for Spain. The eight-part series is being produced by Gestmusic (Banijay Iberia), where it will play locally as Traitors España, hosted by actor and director Sergio Peris-Mencheta. Originally developed by idtv and All3Media for RTL4 in the Netherlands, The […]

SBS Oz, Walter Presents & SundanceTV visit ITVS Finland’s ‘Helsinki Crimes’

Australia’s SBS and SundanceTV in Spain are among buyers of Helsinki Crimes, the drama from ITV Studio (ITVS) Finland. SBS has claimed rights for its on demand service in Oz, while the show will be available in the UK and Ireland via Walter Presents. The drama is based on the best-selling novels of Finnish writer, Matti […]

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