Apr 04, 2016
Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, has acquired the exclusive worldwide streaming rights to Marcella, the new crime drama series from The Bridge writer Hans Rosenfeldt.
Marcella, which features an internationally renowned cast, including Anna Friel (Limitless), Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude), Sinéad Cusack (Jekyll & Hyde) and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones), will premiere on April 4th in the UK on ITV and will be available globally, outside of the UK and Ireland, on Netflix beginning July 1st.
The series, produced by Buccaneer Media for ITV, delves into the psychology of a troubled detective investigating a serial murder case. It was filmed in and around London and co-created by Hans Rosenfeldt and Nicola Larder (The Tunnel), executive-produced by Buccaneer Media’s Tony Wood and directed by Charles Martin (Being Human, Skins, The Returned), Jonathan Teplitzky (Broadchurch, Burning Man, The Railway Man) and Henrik Georgsson (The Bridge, Wallander).
The agreement was struck by Cineflix Rights, the sales and distribution division of Cineflix Media Inc., which holds exclusive international distribution rights to Marcella.
Larry Tanz, Vice President Global Television at Netflix, said: “We got involved with the series early on in the process to gain the opportunity to bring Hans' great storytelling to our members around the world -- right after its initial UK broadcast on ITV.”
Tony Wood, CEO of Buccaneer Media said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to collaborate with Hans Rosenfeldt on Marcella and naturally we’re delighted that audiences around the world will be able to enjoy the series on Netflix.”
Glen Salzman, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Cineflix Media, added: “Netflix is the perfect international home for Marcella. Created by an exceptionally talented team who have produced powerful, thought-provoking global hits, Marcella is the perfect example of the kind of premium scripted content that Cineflix will be looking to distribute going forward.”
For further information contact:
Netflix: Erin Dwyer firstname.lastname@example.org
Cineflix Rights: Mark Ogle at OH Communications
+ 44 (0) 7789 981 561
Buccaneer Media: Justin Crosby at Boom! PR
+44 (0) 203 176 6688/ +44 (0) 7966 228361