Australian drama series The Code is heading to France, Germany and Canada.
UK based international distributor DCD Rights has sold the six episode drama, which premiered last night on ABC in Australia, to Arte in France, Germany and French and German speaking Europe; ARTV Canada and Lumiere Benelux, TVWise has learned.
Created by Shelley Birse, The Code is set in the spectacular Australian landscape and tells the story of two very different brothers who unearth information that those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret. The drama is produced by Playmaker and stars Lucy Lawless (Spartacus), Adam Garcia (Camp), David Wenham (Top Of The Lake) and Aden Young (Rectify).
This marks the latest round of deals that DCD Rights has concluded for The Code. The company previously sold the series to BBC Four in the UK, DirecTV in the United States and Sundance Channel Latin America. Further deals are expected to close at MIPCOM, where DCD will also be launching fellow Australian dramas The Gods of Wheat Street, How To Murder Your Wife and Venus & Mars.
“Australian drama has certainly come of age as a valuable contender for sought-after drama slots with leading broadcasters all over the world”, said Nicky Davies Williams, CEO of DCD Rights. “Over recent years there has been a real and obvious lift in production values and creative talent across the board – writing, production, acting – and we are extremely pleased to be part of this dynamic movement.”