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U.S. Deal for Frankie Drake Mysteries


Kew Media Distribution has licensed the detective drama Frankie Drake Mysteries to Ovation in the U.S.

Set in 1920s Toronto, Frankie Drake Mysteries follows the city’s only female private detectives as they take on the cases the police don’t want to touch. Season one will premiere to U.S. audiences on Ovation in June 2019, and the network has also picked up the second season.

The new ten-part second season has been renewed in a pan-territory deal with Viasat for Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Globosat in Brazil, Sky in New Zealand and Dazzler in U.K. (home video and DTO). In Europe, the new season has also been acquired for Finland by YLE.

Frankie Drake Mysteries is the embodiment of artfully told and executed storytelling,” said Scott Woodward, executive VP of programming at Ovation. “From the brilliant costume and set design to the jazz-infused soundtrack, this series’ artistic elements enhance the good fun of this engaging mystery series.”

Jonathan Ford, executive VP of sales at Kew Media Distribution, commented, “We’re incredibly pleased with the global success of Frankie Drake Mysteries and are delighted to welcome Ovation as the latest broadcaster to secure this stylish drama. Evoking the thrilling atmosphere of an era that saw real revolution, Frankie Drake Mysteries focuses on themes that are as relevant today as they were then. Alongside its fantastic critical acclaim and overwhelmingly positive response on social media, ratings statistics prove that the first series offers broad audience appeal—and we’re confident that the new season will continue to be in strong demand.”

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