Electric Entertainment, Bell Media licensing deal
April 5, 2022
Electric Entertainment, the Los Angeles based production, distribution and post-production company, and Bell Media, Canada’s leading content creation company, have announced a licensing deal for Electric Entertainment’s three new series, “The Ark,” “Leverage: Redemption,” and “Almost Paradise.”
The deal includes the premiere season of the upcoming SYFY original “The Ark”, in addition to the new season of current audience favorite “Leverage: Redemption” the reimagining of the original “Leverage,” which aired on TNT for five seasons. The deal also includes the first and newly greenlit second season of Electric’s hit crime procedural “Almost Paradise,” the first U.S. TV programme to be shot entirely in the Philippines. “Leverage: Redemption” season 2 is currently in production. “The Ark” begins production this spring and “Almost Paradise” season 2 begins production in August.
The deal includes rights across Bell Media’s English language linear and streaming platforms. The announcement was made today by Nolan Pielak, SVP of International Distribution for Electric Entertainment and Brian Blazik of Bell Media.
Nolan Pielak states, “Bell Media has been a great partner of ours for many years now and we look forward to offering our newest programs to Canadian audiences. “Leverage: Redemption” has been doing extremely well in Canada, and we expect “Almost Paradise” to succeed as well given its similar tone and appeal. We are especially pleased that Bell Media will be premiering “The Ark” across Canada on the same day the SYFY Channel premieres it in the States.”
Brian Blazik, Senior Lead, Content & Sales Distribution, Bell Media said “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Electric Entertainment to deliver another season of “Leverage: Redemption” and two thrilling new series “Almost Paradise” and “The Ark.” We know these series will resonate with Canadian viewers and subscribers who crave compelling content.”
The deal was negotiated by Nolan Pielak, Senior Vice President, International Distribution for Electric Entertainment and Brian Blazik for Bell Media.