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Starz Picks Up Death and Nightingales


Red Arrow Studios International has secured a deal with Starz in the U.S. for the epic period drama Death and Nightingales.

Originally commissioned by BBC Two in the U.K., Death and Nightingales is based on Eugene McCabe’s modern Irish classic novel, adapted and directed by Allan Cubitt and produced by Jonathan Cavendish. Matthew Rhys, Jamie Dornan and Ann Skelly star. Death and Nightingales will launch on Starz and the Starz app in the U.S. on May 16.

Red Arrow Studios International has also sold Death and Nightingales to HBO Europe for CEE, the Nordics, Spain and Portugal; Sky Network Television for New Zealand; and Yes for Israel. Additionally, DirecTV picked up the series for all Latin American markets, excluding Brazil, and the series has also aired on BBC First in Belgium and The Netherlands, following a sale to BBC Studios.

Death and Nightingales is produced by The Imaginarium and Soho Moon Pictures for BBC Two.

Tim Gerhartz, president and managing director at Red Arrow Studios International, said: “Following the acclaim for Death and Nightingales in the U.K., we’re thrilled to be taking the series Stateside and to new audiences around the world. With a focus on premium content, Starz is the ideal home for this haunting and compelling drama.”

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