BBC One’s period drama The Musketeers is going global. BBC Worldwide has secured sales for the show’s ten episode first season with ADR in Germany, NRK in Norway, TV4 in Sweden, 1+1 in the Ukraine, OTE in Greece and NTV in Turkey.
The deals that BBCWW has struck for The Musketeers come shortly after BBC One renewed the series, which is a co-production with BBC America for a second season and ahead of the drama’s launch to buyers at the 38th BBC Worldwide Showcase – an annual television sales festival in which BBC Worldwide host buyers from around the world in the hopes of securing international sales for the titles on their slate.
“The Musketeers is a witty, action-packed adventure series with stunning production values and universal appeal”, said Paul Dempsey, President of Global Markets for BBC Worldwide. “We are proud to be taking it to audiences around the world and the six sales ahead of the series’ launch emphasise BBC Worldwide’s standing as a leading distributor of world-class content.”
This year’s showcase will see a number of new additions to BBC Worldwide’s slate, especially in the scripted drama genre. Amongst the new entries that BBCWW will be shopping to international buyers is the second season of BBC America’s Orphan Black, the upcoming BBC One/BBC America spy series The Game, the second season of Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons, ITV’s new dramedy series Edge of Heaven, BBC One’s staged kidnapping drama Happy Valley, BBC Two’s Dylan Thomas biopic A Poet In New York, Chris Lunt’s new three-part drama Prey for ITV, BBC Two’s Castles In The Sky and BBC One’s daytime series Father Brown.