BBC One’s ‘Hard Sun’ Goes Global As FMI Lines Up Slew Of New International Deals

Hard Sun is going global. International distributor FremantleMedia International has now sold the BBC One series from Luther creator Neil Cross to 100 territories thanks to a slew of newly announced deals.

“Hard Sun is a world-class, thrilling drama which has received an impressive reception so far, and is now getting the global recognition it deserves”, said Jens Richter, CEO of FremantleMedia International. “We are partnering closely with the team at Euston Films to showcase this fantastically written series by Neil Cross to audiences across the world.”

FMI has recently sold Hard Sun to MNET across Africa, Canal+ across French-speaking Africa and Poland, VRT in Belgium, Movies Best in Cyprus, DR in Denmark, Kino Polska across Central Eastern Europe and in Russia, HBO Europe for Scandinavia, Spain and Eastern Europe, YLE in Finland, COSMOTE in Greece, Telecom Italia in Italy, Manoto TV in Iran, BluTV in Turkey, Alibaba in China and Bravo in Canada. Hulu co-produced and holds U.S. rights to the series.

From Luther creator Neil Cross, Hard Sun follows Detectives Elaine Renko and Robert Hicks, partners and enemies, seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to certain destruction. As described by series creator Neil Cross: “This isn’t science fiction. This is the real world. There’s no hero to come save us; no contingency plan. What’s the point of justice in the face of Armageddon?” The drama series is produced by Euston Films and stars Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn,