Already on air in Latin America and Australia, and soon to premiere in the US, the psychological thriller has been acquired in Germany by RTL Crime, and Denmark and Norway by C More.
Leading UK-based distributor DCD Rights confirmed new sales of its six-part psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps, ahead of its US launch on Sundance Now.
AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now has picked up North American rights with transmission starting on Thursday 16th July. The series is also currently airing in Latin America on DIRECTV Satellite Services and DIRECTV GO, OTT platform. The gripping drama premiered on Network 10 Australia, where audience ratings increased week on week, and the series performed particularly strongly to the under 50 demographic.
The popular drama series, starring Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), has also been picked up by RTL Crime Germany and C More has secured rights in Denmark and Norway.
DCD Rights has already signed deals in the UK, North America, France and French Speaking Europe, New Zealand, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Israel, Russia, CIS & Baltic States for the Lingo Pictures Production, produced for Network Ten Australia, with production funding from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW.
Nicky Davies Williams, CEO at DCD Rights, said: “Boasting a strong cast, The Secrets She Keeps is an extremely well-written and suspenseful drama offering appeal for a wide audience demographic. We are delighted by the international interest this series has attracted and to be able to announce further sales in major territories underlines its continued global success.”
The Secrets She Keeps (6 x 60’), also starring Ryan Corr (Bloom) and Hazem Shammas (Safe Harbour), is an adaptation of bestselling author Michael Robotham’s acclaimed novel, which tells the story of two women who have a chance encounter in a supermarket in an affluent Sydney suburb. They are the same age, both heavily pregnant and due at the same time. Meghan (Jessica De Gouw – The Crown, The Hunting) is a glamorous online ‘influencer’ on the rise with an ambitious television sports reporter husband Jack (Michael Dorman – Patriot, Wonderland). Agatha (Laura Carmichael – Marcella, The Spanish Princess) works in the supermarket as a shelf stacker. Both women have secrets and both will risk everything to conceal the truth. But their worlds are about to collide in one shocking act that cannot be undone.
Directed by Catherine Millar and Jennifer Leacey, and Lingo Pictures’ Jason Stephens and 10’s Rick Maier as executive producers, the series is produced by Helen Bowden and Paul Watters and written by Sarah Walker and Jonathan Gavin.