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Jetpack Sells The Cul de Sac into Europe


Jetpack Distribution has secured deals for Greenstone TV’s live-action sci-fi thriller The Cul de Sac with a trio of European public-service broadcasters.

In the U.K., The Cul de Sac will air on BBC iPlayer, the publicly funded broadcaster’s on-demand platform. Finland’s national public broadcasting channel Yle and the Danish broadcasting corporation DR also ordered the series that is aimed at kids ages 9 to 16. All three public service free-to-air broadcasters picked up all three seasons (18 episodes) of The Cul de Sac.

The Cul de Sac, which initially launched on TVNZ 2 in New Zealand, centers on Rose, who wakes up one day to find that all of the adults have vanished. As dark forces tear apart her world, it falls on her to keep her siblings safe. The series stars KJ Apa (Riverdale), Beulah Koale (Hawaii Five-0) and Greta Gregory as Rose.

Dominic Gardiner, Jetpack Distribution’s CEO, said: “This was Jetpack’s first foray in live action for older kids and we were just blown away by it! It really draws on the zeitgeist and contemporary young audiences’ interest in dystopian mysteries. The show has been enormously well-received—and we are delighted to be seeing it air on these three hugely well-regarded and established broadcasters in Northern Europe.”

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