DCD Rights has secured UK deals for two new Australian dramas. The international distributor has licensed crime drama My Life Is Murder to UKTV’s Alibi channel and four-part drama The Hunting to Channel 5.
The deal for My Life Is Murder was negotiated by UKTV’s Acquisitions Manager Charlie Charalambous, while Channel 5’s Acquisitions Director Anna-Belen Dunlop secured The Hunting for the broadcaster’s prime-time schedule. Both series will premiere later this year.
“Australian drama has had somewhat of a renaissance lately and The Hunting and My Life Is Murder are prime examples of how the Australian content industry is still in its ascendency”, said Nicky Davies Williams, CEO of DCD Rights. “Both these series are perfect for prime-time schedules in the UK and we are delighted that UK viewers will have the opportunity to enjoy Australian drama at its best.”
My Life Is Murder follows investigator Alexa Crowe, who can’t help fighting the good fight – whether it’s solving murders or combating the small frustrations of everyday life. In each stand-alone episode, Alexa uses her unique skills and insights into the darker quirks of human nature to provoke, comfort and push the right buttons as she unravels the truth behind a raft of the most baffling of crimes. The ten episode drama series is produced by CJZ with major production investment from Screen Australia and Network Ten, in association with Film Victoria and stars Lucy Lawless, Ebony Vagulans and Bernard Curry.
The Hunting follows the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and families throughout the lead up, revelation and aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal. When two high school teachers discover students are sharing explicit photos of their underage friends and peers online, the revelation has unbearable consequences for the students and their families. The four-part series is produced by Close Productions and stars Sam Reid, Jessica de Gouw, Asher Keddie and Richard Roxburgh.