On the eve of its third annual Drama Festival, ITV Studios has announced new sales of its portfolio.
Mammoth Screen’s major three-part television adaptation of H.G. Wells’ seminal tale – the first alien invasion story in literature – The War of the Worlds – has been acquired in the US by the AMC upgrade subscription service AMC Premiere, taking the total number of territories it is available in to 221.
Noughts + Crosses, also from Mammoth Screen and based on the award-winning young adult novel series by Malorie Blackman, has sold to HBO Europe and BBC First Australia.
Mammoth Screen’s epic World War Two drama World on Fire, now available in 144 territories, has sold to BBC First and BBC Player Asia along with Mainstreet Pictures’ character-driven relationship thriller starring Julia Ormond, Gold Digger.
Both titles make their way into Latin America with a pan regional Satellite TV service, DirecTV, which acquires ITV Studios Factual Drama and Urban Myth Film’s A Confession written by the Oscar-nominated Jeff Pope in addition.
A Confession will also be available on Magenta TV (Deutsche Telecom) Germany, Telefonica Spain, SVT Sweden, Cineplex Thailand, Channel Zero Canada, Britbox Canada, YES Israel, Viacom Russia, Okko Russia and BBC in New Zealand, which has also picked up Stick and Stones.
TVNZ has picked up Genial Productions’ new comedy drama starring Dawn French, The Trouble With Maggie Cole (former w/t Glass Houses), which delves into what happens when idle gossip escalates, and Silverprint Pictures’ family drama meets contemporary thriller, Flesh and Blood. Flesh and Blood has also been acquired by Network Seven in Australia, KT Corp in Korea, Virgin Media Eire and RTV Slovenia.
Additionally, all six seasons of the Emmy-nominated Schitt’s Creek have sold in a pan regional deal to ViacomCBS Networks Americas.