The contemporary comedy The Bisexual, set to debut on Channel 4 and Hulu, has notched up presales.
Produced by Sister Pictures’ Hootenanny, the six-part series explores the differences between dating men and women from the perspective of a person who finds herself, for the first time, doing both. Through newly signed presales secured by all3media international, the show has been picked up by Canal+ Group for France and all its territories, while Sky acquired exclusive rights for the series in New Zealand. Stan in Australia also has exclusive rights.
The Bisexual is written and directed by Desiree Akhavan, who also stars.
Naomi De Pear, executive producer, said, “Desi is a singular talent who has lent her distinct wit, authorial voice and unflinching director’s vision to the ‘last taboo’—the result is The Bisexual, an intimate, funny and extremely candid portrait of sex and identity and we’re incredibly proud to be presenting her unique take on contemporary dating to audiences in France, New Zealand and Australia.”
Louise Pedersen, CEO at all3media international, commented, “In The Bisexual, Desiree Akhavan gives us a unique and very honest view of contemporary dating. It’s a testament to the quality of the show that major broadcast partners Canal+ and Stan have come on board at such an early stage alongside Channel 4 and Hulu, and we look forward to further deals over the coming months.”
Nick Forward, Stan’s chief content officer, said, “Desiree Akhavan is an extraordinary talent, and her unique take on the complications of modern dating is incredibly timely. We’re looking forward to bringing The Bisexual to audiences at the same time as its worldwide premiere.”