Independent distributor all3media international has signed a host of key pre-sales worldwide for the much-anticipated new original drama Dark Money.
Globoplay, the streaming service from Globo TV in Brazil and VoD platform U-NEXT in Japan have acquired Dark Money at pre-sale stage, alongside ABC in Australia and Sky in New Zealand.
A deal has also been secured with RMC Story for France, Switzerland and French-speaking Africa.
Broadcasters lined up in Europe include ETB (Basque region, Spain), VRT (Flemish-speaking Belgium), ITI Neovision Ale Kino+ (Poland) and Siminn (Iceland).
Lastly, RLJ Entertainment has signed home entertainment rights for Australia and New Zealand.
The production follows an ordinary family whose young son is riding a wave of success after his role in a Hollywood blockbuster, when it becomes apparent he’s suffered abuse on set by a renowned producer.
On discovering the devastating news, his parents accept a substantial pay-off to keep silent, not wanting to hurt their family further with a publicity storm. However, whilst the pay-off outwardly transforms their lifestyle, the hurt and betrayal cannot be erased, and the family begins to crack.
Starring Babou Ceesay (National Treasure), Jill Halfpenny (Three Girls, Liar) and Max Fincham (The Alienist), the four-part drama is written by Levi David Addai (Damilola, Our Loved Boy).
Produced for BBC One in association with all3media international, Dark Money follows the success of The Forge’s award-winning serial drama National Treasure, which tells the story of a celebrity in the spotlight and his alleged sexual misdemeanour.
Dark Money is produced by Erika Hossington (Land Girls, Doctors) and directed by Lewis Arnold (Cleaning Up, Humans). Executive producers are Levi David Addai, George Faber (Collateral), Mark Pybus (Wolf Hall) and Lucy Richer (Mrs Wilson).
The show has already been selected by the Munich Film Festival and Série Series.