ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured the international distribution rights to four new scripted series, which they will now be pitching to international buyers at MIPTV this week in Cannes, France.
Said series picked up by ITV Studios Global Entertainment are NBC’s just announced event series Aquarius, starring The X-Files alum David Duchovny; Texas Rising, a mini-series commissioned by History which will chronicle the birth of the Texas Rangers; The Good Witch, the TV movie franchise that Hallmark are turning into an hour-long series; and the Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek, about a failed video store magnate.“
“As we launch the epic drama The Great Fire, I am delighted to have secured these further important titles for international distribution”, said Maria Kyriacou, Managing Director of ITV Studios Global Entertainment. “Quality, scripted programming is a key genre for us and to have secured these fantastic titles, which boast multi-award winning on and off-screen talent, is a significant move. They consolidate a great raft of scripted programming and I look forward to launching them to the market in the coming year.”
While Kevin Lygo, Managing Director of ITV Studios, added: “The combination of accomplished Hollywood A- listers and first rate, award-winning off-screen talent makes a compelling slate of new, scripted programming for distribution by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. These are fantastic programmes with huge international appeal.”