all3media international Sends Fleabag to Japan


all3media international has signed new deals with Japan’s Wowow and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, including one for Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hit series Fleabag.

The Japanese pay-TV channel Wowow has picked up both seasons of Fleabag, which is produced for BBC Three and Amazon Prime Video. The Wowow deal also includes the first season of the thriller Liar, starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd. Written by Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing) and produced for ITV and AMC, Liar tells the story of a night that changes the lives of two people forever.

Produced for BBC One and also written by Harry and Jack Williams, the drama thriller Baptiste is set to bow in Japan through a new agreement with Tohokushinsha Film Corporation. The series follows the insightful but stubborn investigator Julien Baptiste, who returns to investigate dark secrets on the streets of Amsterdam.

Fleabag, Liar and Baptiste are all produced by Two Brothers Pictures, an all3media group producer, in association with all3media international.

Kit Yow, sales manager for the Asia Pacific at all3media international, said: “I’m very pleased to confirm these new deals in Japan for our primetime scripted titles from Two Brothers Pictures. Fleabag—and Phoebe Waller-Bridge—have taken the world by storm and I’m excited to see this uniquely hilarious yet heartbreaking comedy launching in Japan, alongside intriguing drama thrillers Liar and Baptiste. Our ongoing partnerships with key broadcasters in Asia and collaborations with renowned producers such as Two Brothers Pictures ensure that we can continue to deliver the absolute best in international content throughout the region.”

Sarah Hammond, executive producer at Two Brothers Pictures, added: “To see three of our shows, Baptiste, Liar and Fleabag, travel to Japan through all3media international, for the first time is fantastic. We strive to tell stories that are universally compelling and resonate with viewers all over the world, so it’s wonderful to see that these very different series are getting the chance to do just that.”