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25/02/2020

ITV Studios Announces Pre-Sales For Latin Drama Romulus

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ITV Studios has cemented its ambition to deliver European drama to international audiences with the announcement of a number pre-sales for the latin drama Romulus, as well as a raft of deals for its burgeoning selection of non-English language productions.

Cattleya, Groenlandia and Sky's Romulus, which reconstructs the epic tale of the founding of Rome has been acquired by HBO Europe and SBS in Australia.

The SBS deal also includes two further crime procedurals from Cattleya, Petra, an Italian adaptation of the international bestselling novels series from Alicia Gimenez Barlett, and Masantonio, which digs deep into the heart of missing persons investigations, uncovering the human story within.

In the US, Acorn TV has acquired Beaubourg Stories' high-rating French crime drama Balthazar, which follows the investigations of talented forensic pathologist Raphael Balthazar (Tomer Sisley, The Messiah). Season 1 is available on the service and series 2 makes its US premiere on 20 April.

Also in the US, MHz has picked up an expansive package of European titles including the French dramas Pieges (ITV Studios France, Capa Drama and BE-Films), Les Secrets (Beaubourg Stories), Speakerine (Macondo) and Tu Es Mon Fils (EuroCorp Television and ITV Studios France); as well as the legal drama Aber Bergen (ITV Studios Norway); romantic Spanish thriller Felix (Telefonica); and Scandinavian thrillers Greyzone (Cosmos Films), Hunters (SF Studios & Harmonica Films) and Kieler Street (Anagram Norway).
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