The period crime drama Miss Scarlet and the Duke is headed for a U.S. debut as a MASTERPIECE presentation, scheduled for release in 2020 on PBS.
Co-produced by A+E International and Element 8 Entertainment, the crime drama is about the first-ever female detective in Victorian London. The series has also been sold to UKTV for its Alibi channel (U.K.), CBC (Canada), Yandex (CIS), Seven Network (Australia), Lightbox (New Zealand), RTL (Germany) and Cosmote TV (Greece).
“We are absolutely thrilled with the global momentum for this new series, built on a strong lineup of top tier international broadcasters and kicking off under the auspices of the world-renowned, multi-award-winning MASTERPIECE franchise,” said Patrick Vien, group managing director for international at A+E Networks International. “It is also extremely gratifying that our co-pro division has taken flight in such a short time with this series and a number of other scripted and unscripted projects already in the works.”