Through a deal with Spiral International, the period drama will premiere on March 16th on OnDirectv and Directv Go in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Red Arrow Studios International has scored a pan-Latin American deal with Spiral International where pay TV provider DIRECTV Latin America will air the epic period drama Death and Nightingales (3 x 60’), covering Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, through OnDIRECTV channel, including its over-the-top (OTT) service DIRECTV GO.
The series will debut on the service on March 16th.
Based on Eugene McCabe’s modern Irish classic novel, Death and Nightingales is adapted and directed by Allan Cubitt (The Fall) and produced by The Imaginarium and Soho Moon Pictures for BBC Two (UK).
Death and Nightingales is produced by Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Elizabeth: The Golden Age) and features an all-star cast including Golden Globe nominee and Emmy award-winner Matthew Rhys (The Americans, The Post), Jamie Dornan (The Fifty Shades trilogy, The Fall) and rising new talent, Ann Skelly (Kissing Candice, The Red Rock).
Bo Stehmeier, President, Red Arrow Studios International said: “Following the strong reception to Death and Nightingales in the UK, we’re thrilled that audiences in Latin America will soon be able to enjoy this haunting and compelling drama series. We’re confident this authentic portrayal of rural life in 19th century Ireland, coupled with its flawed, intriguing characters, will captivate local audiences from beginning to end.”
Zasha Robles, Executive Producer and Managing Director at Spiral International added: “We’re delighted to have secured this deal with DIRECTV Latin America for Death and Nightingales and are confident the series’ top-class production values, exceptional cast and gripping narrative will make it a huge hit with audiences across Latin America.”
“We’re very pleased to add D&N to our line-up as it features a finely crafted story with a stellar cast led by Jamie Dornan, Matthew Rhys and Ann Skelly,” stated Willard Tressel, General Manager of OnDIRECTV. He added, “the series is pure entertainment but also holds a cautionary tale, as Allan Cubitt says (series creator), about going back to a divided past. Though set in the 1880s, then, this series is quite contemporary.”
A riveting story of love and revenge, Death and Nightingales is set in the beautiful countryside of Fermanagh, Ireland in 1885: a world of spies, deception and betrayal, with simmering tensions of class, politics and religion that threaten to tear the country apart.
Set over a desperately tense 24-hour period, it is Beth Winters’ 23rd birthday – the day she has decided to join her secret lover, the charming, mysterious Liam Ward and escape from her limited life and difficult and complex relationship with her Protestant landowner stepfather, Billy. Beth and the overbearing Billy live alone, bonded not by blood but the horrific death of Catherine, Billy’s wife and Beth’s mother.
But their world comes crashing down around them when the young lovers attempt to steal Billy’s gold. When he learns of their betrayal – and when Beth discovers a fresh grave dug by Liam that is meant for her – a devastating chain of events is set in motion in this thrillingly dark and haunting tale.