"The Fall" Distribution Rights
Posted at 11:40 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Content Television And ZDF Enterprises Team On Distribution Of BBC Two Thriller THE FALL
Content Media Corp
28 August, 2012
Content Television, a division of Content Media Corporation, and Germany’s ZDF Enterprises have partnered on international distribution of The Fall, a major new crime franchise produced by Artists Studio for the UK’s BBC Two, starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson, it was announced today.
A gripping psychological thriller, the 5 x one hour The Fall – which will debut in the UK on BBC Two – will launch to the international marketplace at MIPCOM 2012. Content Television has acquired worldwide distribution rights excluding the UK, while ZDF Enterprises will handle distribution in Continental Europe. The Fall is written and created by Allan Cubitt (The Runaway, Murphy’s Law, Prime Suspect).
Greg Phillips, President, Content Television and Digital, said today, “We are very pleased to work with ZDF Enterprises on the distribution of this new BBC Two primetime drama, following hot on the heels of our ratings-winning series Line of Duty. The Fall offers all the elements of a classic murder thriller with a strong character driven element that will draw in the viewer as the investigation intensifies. The distinctive story, combined with a fantastic line-up of talent, promises a stand-out series with huge international potential.”
Alexander Coridass, President and CEO of ZDF Enterprises added, “We are delighted to secure The Fall for launch to our international buyers. The Fall is an outstanding piece of crime drama -- something that has not been made before. We are known for presenting state-of-the-art crime productions like The Killing and The Bridge. The Fall clearly belongs in this category. Gillian Anderson leads an incredibly strong cast in a complex and suspenseful drama that delivers compelling viewing for global audiences and perfect flagship drama for international primetime schedules.”
The Fall 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 worst 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.
Anderson and Dornan head a stellar cast including Emmy Award winning Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), John Lynch (Sliding Doors), Simon Delaney (Father & Son), Laura Donnelly (Merlin), Stuart Graham (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Michael McElhatton (Perrier’s Bounty) and Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones).
Directed by Jakob Verbruggen (Code 37), The Fall is produced by Artists Studio and is written and executive produced by Allan Cubitt (The Runaway, Murphy’s Law, Prime Suspect).