Years and Years Sells to HBO for LatAm, Europe


STUDIOCANAL has landed a raft of deals from its drama slate post-MIPTV, including placing the Emma Thompson-led Years and Years with HBO Latin America.

HBO Europe struck a deal that includes Years and Years, Trust Me seasons one and two, as well as the Iberian rights for the the thriller Sanctuary. BBC Benelux picked up Years and Years, Come Home and The Five, marking STUDIOCANAL’s first deal with the broadcaster in the region.

In Russia, STUDIOCANAL landed its first pact with AMEDIA TV (streaming service Amediateka), also for Years and Years, as well as Sanctuary and the drama feature The Child in Time.

HBO Latin America went for Years and Years and the thriller Moscow Noir. Years and Years, Pros and Cons and The Lawyer will begin airing in Israel via a deal with DBS Israel.

Beatriz Campos, head of international sales at STUDIOCANAL, said, “We had an amazing response to Years and Years at MIPTV, which demonstrates the positive impact of having high-profile co-production partners, such as HBO, BBC and Canal+ on board. Years and Years’ stellar writing credits, by way of Russell T Davies, its extraordinary cast and a globally relevant political storyline have gone a long way to generate interest around the world. Overall, we were blown away by the excitement generated by our latest shows in Cannes with our biggest lineup to date with 12 new series presented at the market. In addition, Sanctuary was also a key highlight which resulted in several first-time deals with new partners with more exciting deals to be announced in the coming month.”