The Cry Notches Up Presales


DRG has secured a number of new presales for Synchronicity Films’ four-part series The Cry, led by Victoria and former Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman and Ewen Leslie from Top of the Lake: China Girl.

The psychological thriller was presold to M6 in France, TV2 in Norway, C More (TV4) in Sweden, Canal Plus in Poland, TVNZ in New Zealand, NPO in the Netherlands and BBC Studios for its channels in Benelux, the Middle East and Africa. This new raft of deals follows on an earlier co-production pact with ABC in Australia, and with Sundance Now securing exclusive rights for the U.S.

Elin Thomas, DRG’s executive VP of sales, commented: “The strength of a brilliant script based on a best-selling novel, top-notch casting and talented crew succeeded in helping us secure these excellent presales for The Cry ahead of it being completed. Now the series is on air we are confident that its riveting storyline and incredible production values—plus the widespread positive reviews and excellent ratings—will generate a whole new wave of interest and it will be much in demand at MIPCOM this week.”

Claire Mundell, executive producer and founder/creative director of Synchronicity Films, added: “While The Cry was filmed in Australia and Scotland the issues that it deals with are universal—and recognizable by anyone that’s ever had a child. We are thrilled to see our series continue its international journey with these presales and are excited to attend MIPCOM to see the reception it gets from buyers in Cannes.”