FilmRise signs deal with Gaumont for Hannibal, Hemlock Grove
November 21, 2022
FilmRise, the New York-based film, and television studio and streaming network, has acquired the distribution rights to two of Gaumont’s Emmy Award-nominated series: ‘Hannibal,’ and ‘Hemlock Grove.’ The deal allows FilmRise to distribute both programmes on the FilmRise branded OTT apps in the US.
The announcement was made jointly today by Max Einhorn, SVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions for FilmRise, and Nicolas Atlan, President, Gaumont USA.
The deal includes all three seasons – 39 episodes – of ‘Hannibal’ and all three seasons – 33 episodes – of ‘Hemlock Grove.’
Einhorn said: “These beloved horror series are welcome additions to FilmRise. Bryan Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’ was a creative achievement for network TV when it launched on NBC, as was Hemlock Grove as one of Netflix’s early original series. We are excited to be among the first truly free streaming destinations to offer these shows.”
“We are excited to be working with FilmRise on the distribution of two of our most popular series. Their network’s audience reach has grown exponentially over the years, and we are happy that we can offer, through this deal, the opportunity for old and new fans to watch these series,” added Nicolas Atlan, President, Gaumont USA.
‘Hannibal,’ created and written by Bryan Fuller, explores the early relationship between renowned psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and a young FBI criminal profiler (Hugh Dancy) who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. The series stars Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford and Gillian Anderson as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier. ‘Hemlock Grove,’ based on Brian McGreevy’s best-selling debut novel of the same name, premiered on Netflix in 2013 and stars Famke Janssen and Bill Skarsgard. The series examines the strange secrets and happenings that are a part of daily life in the small Pennsylvania town of Hemlock Grove, where the darkest evils hide in plain sight.
The deal was negotiated by Jonitha Keymoore, VP, Global Content Acquisitions for FilmRise and Gary Marenzi for Gaumont USA.