Sky Picks Up Last King of The Cross


Cineflix Rights has presold the new Australian crime drama Last King of The Cross to Sky, which will have an exclusive in Italy, the U.K., Ireland and Germany.

Last King of The Cross is inspired by John Ibrahim’s best-selling autobiography charting his rise from a poverty-stricken immigrant with no education, money or prospects to Australia’s most infamous nightclub mogul. It is an operatic story of two brothers who organize the street but lose each other in their ascent to power.

The 10×1-hour series is a HELIUM Pictures production for Paramount+ Australia with Cineflix Rights as the exclusive international distribution partner.

James Durie, head of scripted at Cineflix Rights, said: “Last King of The Cross is a key launch for us at MIPCOM, so I’m thrilled to be closing this presale with Sky. Sky Atlantic will make the perfect home for the series. It’s a rags-to-riches crime story that is salacious and gripping, with an emotional family story at its heart and a strong ensemble cast led by Tim Roth and Lincoln Younes. With its setting in the crime-infested but very sexy district of Kings Cross in 1980s/’90s Sydney, this series really has standout appeal to international buyers.”