Global Screen Sells Group of Drama Series


Global Screen has sold three dramas to the U.K.’s Walter Presents in partnership with Channel 4, including the premium series Hostage.

Hostage follows as a Nordic Airlines flight to the U.S. is hijacked by remote control. A team of Swedish investigators must race against time to unveil the identity of the hijackers before they either bring down the plane themselves or it gets shot out of the sky by the U.S. military.

More series included in the deal are The Palace, set in East Berlin in 1988, and The New Front, following a young police officer who falls in love with a secretive young man and ends up entangled in a right-wing extremist conspiracy.

All three titles will be available in the U.K. later this year. Hostage and The Palace will also be exclusively available in the U.S. and Canada.

Klaus Rasmussen, co-head of acquisitions and sales (theatrical) for Global Screen, commented, “We are delighted to see three of our high-end drama series heading to the U.S. and the U.K. The New Front and Hostage are real edge-of-your-seat thrillers, and The Palace, set against the backdrop of Berlin’s great review theatre in a divided Germany, is a moving, exhilarating and life-affirming story. We are certain these incredible series will have strong appeal to viewers.”

Walter Iuzzolino, CEO of Walter Presents, said, “We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Global Screen, and I’m sure our audiences will love these three exceptional series.”