Amazon Prime Instant Video UK has acquired the exclusive SVOD rights to BBC Two’s Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan fronted thriller The Fall after striking a deal with international distributor Endemol Worldwide Distribution.
From Allan Cubitt and Artists Studio, The Fall stars Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson, an officer from London’s Metropolitan Police Service who is called in to assist the PSNI investigate a string of serial killings in Belfast. The show also stars Jamie Dornan, John Lynch, Archie Panjabi, Bronagh Waugh, Emmett Scanlan, Karen Hassan, Nick Lee and Simon Delaney. The executive producers are Gillian Anderson, Stephen Wright, Allan Cubitt, Patrick Irwin and Justin Thomson-Glover.
The deal between the two companies, which was negotiated by Endemol’s Gisela Asimus-Minnbergh and Amazon Prime Instant Video’s Amy Jones, is sure to up the game in the on-going competition between streaming rivals Amazon and Netflix, especially as Netflix is the exclusive home to The Fall in the United States and put up funding, alongside Irish broadcaster RTE, for the show’s second season.
”We’re delighted to secure another high quality drama exclusively for our customers,” said Chris Bird, Amazon Prime Instant Video UK’s Film & TV Strategy Director. “Alongside Golden Globe nominated Amazon original series ‘Transparent’, our recent hit third series of ‘Ripper Street’ and the ever popular ‘Vikings’, this just adds to the stable of high quality drama only available for subscription streaming in the UK through Amazon Prime Instant Video.”
The five episode first season of The Fall is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video UK.