MIPCOM 2011: ITV takes Prime Suspect US to over 30 territories
Editor ©RapidTVNews | 03-10-2011 ITV Studios Global Entertainment has sold the brand new US version of Prime Suspect to broadcasters in thirty territories worldwide.
The award-winning drama, co-produced by ITV Studios America and Universal Media Studios and produced by Film 44, has been licensed to broadcasters including Nine (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Diva Universal (Asia region including Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan), Kanal 5 (Sweden), and TV3 (Ireland). In addition, an agreement has been reached with Fox International and NRK in Norway for a shared window.
The drama will also come to Germany, France, Italy, Israel, South Korea and Latin America in the coming year in deals were concluded by the ITV Studios Global Entertainment team. This follows the previously announced agreement with Shaw Media (Canada) who simulcast the drama on its Global channel.
Based on Lynda La Plante’s bestselling novels, and derived from the critically acclaimed British TV series of the same name starring Oscar-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren, Prime Suspect has been redeveloped for American audiences by writer Alexandra Cunningham, who has previously worked on Desperate Housewives and NYPD Blue, and was directed by Peter Berg with Maria Bello in the lead.
Said Maria Kyriacou, Managing Director, ITV Studios Global Entertainment: “Prime Suspect was one of the most highly anticipated shows of the US autumn season and has quickly become one of the must-have dramas for broadcasters around the world. We are renowned for our leading crime drama franchises and I’m delighted we are continuing in that tradition by introducing Prime Suspect to global audiences.”