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Keshet International Sends The Trial of Christine Keeler Around the World


Keshet International (KI) has inked a raft of international sales for the BBC One period drama The Trial of Christine Keeler.

In Australia, KI has sold the first-window broadcast rights for The Trial of Christine Keeler to the premium drama channel BBC First, with Australia’s national broadcaster ABC taking the second window. BBC First has also picked up in the first-window rights for the series in Benelux and Africa.

KI has sold the second-window rights in the Netherlands to the Dutch public service broadcaster NPO, and the first-window rights in Spain to Cosmo TV. In the U.K., Acorn Media International has acquired the home video rights for the six-part series, with KI also selling the home video and digital rights for both Australia and New Zealand to ABC’s Home Entertainment division.

The Trial of Christine Keeler, written by Amanda Coe and starring James Norton, Sophie Cookson, Emilia Fox, Ellie Bamber and Ben Miles, centers on the infamous “Profumo Affair” political sex scandal. Produced by Ecosse Films and Great Meadow Productions, the series is distributed internationally by Keshet International alongside Endeavor Content in the U.S.

Keren Shahar, KI’s COO and president of distribution, said: “It’s been an honor bringing this stunning drama to market, and it’s no surprise that many partners came on board early, ahead of the series’ debut on BBC One. By retelling this scandal from Christine’s perspective for the first time, this compelling period piece feels relevant and so very contemporary, despite depicting real-life events from nearly six decades ago.”

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Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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