Harlan Coben’s The Five to Air in Japan


LONDON: STUDIOCANAL has licensed Harlan Coben’s hit original drama The Five into Asia, scoring a deal with Japan’s pay-TV broadcaster WOWOW.

The drama will launch in February 2017 on the general-entertainment channel WOWOW Prime. The ten-part thriller was created exclusively for television by the New York Times best-selling author.

Katrina Neylon, the executive VP of sales and marketing at STUDIOCANAL, commented, “The Five, an absolutely captivating, multi-layered thriller from globally renowned author Harlan Coben, is proving extremely popular in the international market and I’m delighted to see this success extend to Asia with this new deal in Japan. Home to the latest in global drama, WOWOW Prime is the perfect channel to showcase The Five to Japanese audiences and I’m confident it will be a great success.”