ZDF Enterprises sells BBC Two’s THE FALL to HBO Europe
Gillian Anderson to thrill Cinemax’s audiences as of February
Budapest and Mainz, 29th January 2014
HBO Europe and ZDF Enterprises have closed a deal on the crime series “The Fall” (5 x 1 hour). “The Fall” is a major crime series produced by Artists Studio for the UK’s BBC Two, starring Emmy and BAFTA Award winning Gillian Anderson in her first role as a criminal investigator since Agent Scully in “The X Files.”
ZDF Enterprises distributes the show produced by Artist Studios (Gub Neal, Justin Thomson-Glover, Patrick Irwin & Julian Stevens) in partnership with Content Television, a division of Content Media Corporation. and is in charge of sales within Continental Europe.
HBO will broadcast the series in territories such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Rumania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania within the first half of 2014. Broadcast starts in February on HBO's Cinemax.
'The Fall' is written and created by Allan Cubitt (The Runaway, Murphy’s Law, Prime Suspect) and produced by Gub Neal (The Last Enemy, Cracker) and Julian Stevens (The Last Enemy).
It follows the lives of two hunters within one story - Anderson (Great Expectations) is DSI Stella Gibson, a successful, highly driven homicide detective brought in to lead a Murder Investigation Team under increasing pressure as they face every investigator’s worse nightmare. Jamie Dornan (Once Upon A Time) is Paul Spector, the serial predator she seeks, who randomly preys on young women in and around Belfast, while hiding behind the façade of loving husband and father. 'The Fall' follows the police investigation, uncovering the intricate story of the lives entangled by a series of murders – both the killers’ and the victims’ families.
About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.
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