Katherine Mills: Mind Games is heading down under.
After launching the series to international buyers at MIPCOM, BBC Worldwide has sold the four episode magic series to Channel Seven in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand, TVWise has learned.
Originally commissioned by UKTV’s Watch channel, Katherine Mills: Mind Games follows psychological illusionist Katherine Mills as she performs acts of mind control on the public. The four-parter, which is produced by Objective Productions and Crook Productions, also explore how we are all unconsciously influenced throughout our daily lives, with Mills examining bonds between parents, friends, work colleagues and twins.
“BBC Worldwide launched a wide range of new, exciting content at MIPCOM and its gratifying to be able to announce sales of some of those key titles so swiftly after concluding what was a very busy and successful four days for us in Cannes”, said Paul Dempsey, President of Global Markets for BBC Worldwide.
In addition to the deals for Mind Games, the commercial arm of the BBC has also sold the John Simm and Mira Sorvino fronted drama Intruders to French telecoms operator OCS, who will air it in 2015. The series, which is a co-production between BBC Two and BBC America, launched in the UK last night to an average audience of just under 1 million viewers.