Bali 2002 Sells to ITV


Banijay Rights has licensed the drama Bali 2002 to ITV in the U.K.

The new four-part drama explores the everyday heroes directly impacted by the terrorist attacks on the Indonesian island 20 years ago. The drama will air on the streaming service ITVX next year.

It is co-produced by Banijay labels Endemol Shine Australia and Screentime for Stan and 9Network in Australia.

Chris Stewart, senior VP of sales for the U.K. and Eire, atBanijay Rights, said: “It was exactly 20 years ago last week when these devastating terrorist attacks rocked the paradise island of Bali—the impact of which is still being felt by victims, survivors and their families today. Bali 2002 is a tribute to them—sensitively capturing those inspirational stories to emerge out of the darkest of days. It’s an honor to be able to take this landmark series to a wider audience through this deal with ITV and ITVX.”

Sasha Breslau, ITV’s head of content acquisitions, said: “It’s a privilege to bring these personal stories of the brave people of Bali to U.K. viewers, and we look forward to premiering the series on ITVX in 2023.”

Peter Newman, CEO of Endemol Shine Australia, added: “Twenty years on from an event that shocked the world, Bali 2002 is a story of resilience and heroism born from the darkest tragedy. This is a gripping four-part series that is evocative, sensitive and reflective of the stories that have been told directly from those impacted by this event.”