Broadcasters in Europe and Canada have picked up Australian drama The Code, following deals with distributor DCD Rights.
Arte has bagged the series for France, Germany, and French and German-speaking Europe, while RUV in Iceland, ARTV in Canada and Lumiere Benelux will also air the 6×60′ series.
The Code, starring Lucy Lawless and Aden Young, tells the story of two brothers who uncover information that those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret. It is produced by Playmaker.
It debuted this month on ABC in Australia, and has previously been bought by BBC Four in the UK, DirecTV’s Audience Network in the US, and Sundance Channel Latin America.
DCD Rights’ long association with Australian drama includes series such as The Slap, and Rake.
It has now picked up rights to The Gods of Wheat Street (6×60′), a supernatural drama about a modern Aboriginal family of local legends. It is produced by Every Cloud Productions.
Other new acquisitions include How To Murder Your Wife (1×90′), about the true story of Alf Benning, a seemingly mild-mannered animal welfare inspector who prowled 1970’s Wellington for feral cats and stray dogs before becoming one of New Zealand’s most infamous murderers; and Venus & Mars (1×90′), about a man attempting to escape his marriage after creating a fictional attacker.
Both are produced by Screentime New Zealand.