The crime drama Hidden (Craith) has been licensed by all3media international to a wide range of broadcasters, covering North America, EMEA and the Asia Pacific.
Originally produced by Severn Screen for S4C and BBC Wales, the eight-part series has been acquired by DR (Denmark), KRO (Netherlands) and VRT (Belgium). Further European sales include Dizale (France), NRK (Norway) and Yleisradio Oy TV1 (Finland), and five more European deals are expected to close shortly.
In the Asia-Pacific region, the series has been acquired by Rialto Channel (Sky, New Zealand), and an Australian deal is under negotiation.
For North America, RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn TV picked up the exclusive VOD, DVD and download rights for the drama in the U.S. and Canada. Acorn TV will feature the exclusive North American premiere in July.
Hidden (Craith) comes from the co-creator and producer of the global hit Y Gwyll/Hinterland.
Don Klees, VP of programming for Acorn brands at RLJ Entertainment, said, “With its tense script and stellar ensemble, Hidden (Craith) is another excellent addition to Acorn TV’s lineup of high-quality international mysteries. We’re happy to be working with our friends at all3media international, who have been an important partner for Acorn TV on several popular series like Midsomer Murders, Ackley Bridge and The Brokenwood Mysteries.”
Amanda Rees, director of creative content at S4C, said, “S4C has striven to commission drama with genuine universality—through stories that are rooted in our unique Welsh culture and landscape. We are delighted that, through the efforts of all3media international, Craith/Hidden and indeed Y Gwyll/Hinterland are traveling the world so successfully.”
Louise Pedersen, CEO at all3media international, commented, “We knew that the pedigree of the team behind Hidden (Craith) would result in a very distinctive series—Welsh Noir is now on the international map.”