Fremantle Scores Sales for Niccolò Ammaniti’s Anna


Fremantle has inked a raft of sales for Niccolò Ammaniti’s dystopian, new-world drama Anna in over 30 countries and territories, including a multi-territory deal with Disney+.

The six-part series, based on Ammaniti’s own book, takes place in a ravaged world destroyed by a virus that kills adults but spares children. It will launch on Disney+ in the U.K., Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Anna will launch on AMC+ in the U.S. on November 18. It has also been sold to TV3 Group (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), Cosmote TV and Hellenic (Greece), Go PLC and Melita (Malta), Manoto TV (MENA), Canal+ (Poland), Amedia TV Channels (Russia and CIS), BluTV (Turkey), MOLA TV (Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore), Watcha (Korea) and Videotron (French-speaking Canada).

Jamie Lynn, executive VP of co-production and distribution at Fremantle International, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Disney and many other broadcasters to bring Anna to audiences across the world. Niccolò is a master storyteller and has assembled incredible talent both behind and in front of the camera to bring his visionary tale to life. With astonishing production values, this visually stunning adaptation of a much-loved novel raises universal issues of love, loss, heartbreak and hope. We can’t wait for audiences to be captivated by Anna’s story.”