Sky Vision – Sky’s production and international distribution division – has secured a life-of-series distribution agreement with French broadcaster and platform Altice for Sky Atlantic’s period drama Britannia. Additionally, under this deal, Altice Studios will now serve as a co-producer on all future seasons of the show.
Britannia is set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army – determined and terrified in equal measure – returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia – a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld.
The drama series, which was created by Jez Butterworth and has already been renewed for a second season, is produced by Vertigo Films in association with Neal Street Productions and stars Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes), Zoë Wanamaker (Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), Hugo Speer (The Musketeers), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (The Killing), Stanley Weber (Outlander), Eleanor Worthington-Cox (The Enfield Haunting) and Ian McDiarmid (Star Wars).
With this deal, Sky Vision has now sold Britannia into more than 209 international territories. The series is proving to be particularly popular with premium pay and SVOD platforms; having sold to HBO Europe for the Nordics, CEE and Spain; Sky Deutschland; Sky Italia; Foxtel in Australia; Starz in the Middle East; Sinema TV in Turkey; OTE in Greece; CJ Korea, Quebecor in Canada and Sky Network Television New Zealand. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment also picked up global home entertainment rights.
“Britannia is a fabulous, cinematic series, so distinctive in its script by award-winning writer Jez Butterworth, and in the high production values delivered by producers Vertigo Films and Neal Street Productions”, said Leona Connell, Director of Sales for Sky Vision. “It proved to be a great success on Sky Atlantic and on our clients’ networks and we are thrilled by its popularity across the world. We believe this series is a very strong brand for Altice Studios to build their content offering across France, Israel and Portugal, and we’re delighted to continue to work with Altice to ensure that viewers across the world enjoy our dramas.”