Section Zéro Set for New Zealand


LONDON: STUDIOCANAL has licensed the sci-fi thriller Section Zéro to the Rialto Channel in New Zealand.

The eight-part series, which is set in a near-future where multi-national corporations are Europe’s new leaders, will launch on the Rialto Channel in December. A CANAL+ Création Originale, the series also recently sold to Telefonica Spain, Russia’s Channel One and SBS in Australia.

STUDIOCANAL also announced the launch of Baron Noir on Amazon Prime Video in the U.K. From creators and writers Eric Benzekri and Jean-Baptiste Delafon (Maison Close), Baron Noir is also a CANAL+ Création Originale series, this one following a French politician in his pursuit of revenge against his political enemies.

“Rialto Channel is very excited to premiere Section Zéro, the dark and edgy thriller from César-nominated writer and director Olivier Marchal (Braquo) here in New Zealand on the Sky platform,” said Roger Wyllie, the general manager of the Rialto Channel. “New Zealanders love high-quality drama series, and we at Rialto Channel are committed to bringing the very best the whole world has to offer to our screens.”

“From the U.S., the U.K., Spain to Russia, broadcasters worldwide are recognizing that a CANAL+ Création Originale is a brand of distinction that transcends cultures and borders,” commented Katrina Neylon, the executive VP of sales and marketing at STUDIOCANAL. “Section Zéro and Baron Noir will appeal to the high standards required by audiences of the Rialto Channel and Amazon Prime Video, respectively.”