The English Notches Up Raft of Presales


All3Media International has secured a range of presales for Drama Republic’s epic western The English in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

In Europe, deals are in place with Canal+ in France; Disney+ covering the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg; Prime Video in the Nordics; and HBO Max for the CEE region, Spain and Portugal. The English was also licensed to Deutsche Telekom/Magenta TV for Germany and Cosmote in Greece. All3Media International is anticipating an Italian deal.

HBO Max also inked a pan-territory deal for Latin America.

In Asia, streaming service Pumpkin Film secured the drama for China, and NAVER Webtoon picked up rights for South Korea.

The English has been selected for the gala premiere at MIPCOM, with stars Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer and writer and director Hugo Blick all set to attend.

Louise Pedersen, CEO at All3Media International, said, “With this initial roster of presale acquisitions, it’s fantastic to see this impressive caliber of partners already on board for The English, proving its premium appeal. Everything about the show is of the highest quality—from brilliant script to a stellar cast led by Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer, it’s magnificently directed by the multi-talented Hugo Blick and expertly produced by Greg Brenman, Colin Wratten and the teams at Drama Republic and Eight Rooks, who have created an astonishing piece of drama.”

Greg Brenman, CEO of Drama Republic and executive producer, said: “Hugo Blick has created a compelling, modern love story set against the epic landscape of a western. The English is a true adventure that will tell us as much about the times we live in today as the period in which it is set.”