After launching the series at MIPTV, FremantleMedia International has lined up the first international sales for Paul Abbott’s cop dramedy No Offence, which premieres on Channel 4 in early May.
FMI has lined up deals for the eight episode series starring Joanna Scanlan and Elaine Cassidy with Australian public broadcaster ABC TV and Danish broadcaster DR, who will launch the series in their respective territories later this year.
“No Offence is crime on steroids – it’s gripping, daring and a great reflection of Paul Abbott’s remarkable talents”, said Jens Richter, CEO of FremantleMedia International. “I’m thrilled the drama has been picked up by Australia’s ABC TV and Denmark’s DR and hope audiences will be captivated by its strong storylines and dark sense of humour.”
From Shameless creator Paul Abbott, No Offence is set in a crumbling cop shop on the wrong side of Manchester and tells the story of a group of police officers on the front line who go above and beyond to being the criminal element to justice. These officers test the biggest challenge yet when they discover that there is a serial killer on the loose.
The series, which has received an order for 8 episodes consisting of one 75 minute episode and seven 60 minute episodes, is produced by AbbottVision and features a large cast which includes Joanna Scanlan (Getting On), Alexandra Roach (The Thirteenth Tale), Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Colin Salmon (24: Live Another Day), Will Mellor (In The Club) and Paul Ritter (Vera).