LONDON: The drama National Treasure has been sold by all3media International to a wide range of broadcasters globally, including Super Channel in Canada, where it will debut in April.
Produced by The Forge for the U.K.’s Channel 4, National Treasure stars Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters and Andrea Riseborough. The four-parter has been picked up by ABC for Australia and TVNZ for New Zealand. In Europe, the series was licensed by Comunidad Filmin Spain, HRT Croatia, NRK Norway, RUV Iceland and YLE Finland. A U.K. inflight deal has been signed with Spafax, and DVD/video deals have been inked by Just Licensing for the Netherlands and Flemish-speaking Belgium and Luxembourg, as well as by RLJE International for the U.K.
National Treasure follows Paul Finchley (Coltrane), an aging, beloved comedian, after he is arrested following an allegation of rape dating back to the ’90s. It is written by Jack Thorne (This is England), and executive produced by George Faber (Shameless) and George Ormond (War and Peace).
Louise Pedersen, the CEO at all3media International, commented, “We’re very pleased to see National Treasure heading to such a variety of clients worldwide. This bold and poignant series received wide critical acclaim during its air in the U.K. and the U.S. and has received a host of accolades for its compelling and thoroughly absorbing study of the impact these historical charges have on both sides of the courtroom. With its timely, globally relevant story line, star-studded cast, high production values and ratings success, now combined with these fantastic new sales, we’re expecting National Treasure to continue to prove a standout drama on the international stage.”