Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 23-09-2013
Zodiak Rights has secured new agreements in Canada, the UK and Australia for the Canal+ original hit TV series The Returned (aka Rebound) produced by Haut & Court TV.
Canada's Bell Media has picked up the broadcast rights for the 8 x 60' drama to air on Space and the series is expected to make its Canadian debut in autumn.
It will also kick-off on SBS in Australia at the end of 2013.
Meanwhile, Universal Pictures (UK), the home entertainment division of Universal Pictures, released series one on DVD on 9 September.
Known as Les Revenants in France, the series became the highest-rated original drama of all time on Canal+'s original creation slot.
In the UK, it was snapped up by Channel 4 (C4) and was the first subtitled drama it had acquired in 20 years. Renamed The Returned in the UK, the series launched on C4 in June and became the highest rated subtitled drama in the UK since 2006, attracting an average audience of 1.8 million viewers in its prime-time slot.
Broadcast agreements have also been secured in the US (Sundance Channel, Music Box), UK (Channel 4), French Canada (Radio-Canada and tou.tv), Sweden (SVT), Israel (Hot), Turkey (Sinema TV), New Zealand (Rialto), Hungary (Viasat) and Iceland (Ruv).