BBC One’s Agatha Christie adaptation Partners In Crime is going global.
International distributor all3media International has sold the six episode series to a slew of international broadcasters including NHK in Japan, ABC in Australia, Sky in New Zealand, BBC Global across Africa, TV2 in Norway, TV4 in Sweden, DR TV in Denmark, RUV in Iceland, HRT in Croatia, VRT in Flemish speaking Belgium and Ale Kino in Poland. Acorn TV previously acquired the U.S. streaming rights to Partners In Crime.
“We are delighted to announce such a strong cast of major broadcasters for this prestigious new crime drama”, said Stephen Driscoll, Senior Vice-President of Sales for all3media International. “As one of the first international broadcasters to air the series after the BBC premiere, NHK will give fans of Agatha Christie in Japan a wonderful new series to delight and enthral”.
Based on the characters created by Agatha Christie, Partners In Crime is set in 1950s England and follows married couple Tommy (David Walliams) and Tuppence (Jessica Raine) as they stumble into a world of undercover agents, mysterious evil masterminds and diabolical political conspiracy. The series will be available to stream on Acorn from early September, shortly after it starts airing on the BBC in the UK.
Partners In Crime, which was originally commissioned back in February 2014 as part of a deal which saw the BBC become the exclusive UK home for new Agatha Christie projects, was penned by Zinnie Harris and Claire Wilson, with the six episodes being adapted from the Christie novels The Secret Adversary and N Or M? Endor Productions is producing in association with Acorn Productions, with Hilary Bevan Jones, David Walliams, Hilary Strong, Mathew Prichard and Matthew Read serving as executive producers. Edward Hall is the director.