Cineflix Rights Closes Deals for Returning Series & Feature Thriller


Cineflix Rights has closed several international deals for two returning series, including Last King of The Cross, and a feature thriller.

Sky in the U.K., Warner Bros. Discovery in New Zealand and Paramount+ in Canada picked up a second season of Helium’s Last King of The Cross, charting the rise of John Ibrahim from poverty-stricken immigrant to infamous nightclub mogul in Sydney.

Season two dives even deeper into the world of Kings Cross as the character of Ibrahim expands his empire into the queer nightclub scene.

NBCUniversal International Networks acquired season two of Reginald the Vampire, produced by Great Pacific Media, Modern Story, December Films and Cineflix Studios, for France, Iberia, Central and Eastern Europe, German-speaking Europe and the U.K. Sky (U.K.), Bell Media (Canada) and M6’s 6play streaming platform also bought the series, which stars Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: No Way Home) and turns traditional vampire tropes on their head.

The feature thriller Sugar, inspired by the real-life story of the “Cocaine Cowgirls,” was picked up by Lifetime in the U.S. and Paramount+ in the U.K. It follows two young Canadian influencers who embark on a dream trip that ends up turning into a nightmare when they become entangled in a deadly drug smuggling operation. The movie stars Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters, Maze Runner: The Death Cure), Jasmine Sky Sarin (Perfect High), Armand Assante (Gotti) and Éric Bruneau (Coroner).

“Alongside working with producers to develop and launch new dramas, building successful scripted franchises is a key part of our strategy,” said James Durie, head of scripted at Cineflix Rights. “I’m delighted to be closing multiple second-season deals for two of our latest series, Last King of The Cross and Reginald the Vampire, which feature A-list talent in front of and behind the camera. We’re also building a sizable movie and feature business, with thrillers like Sugar continuing to perform well internationally.”