Today Sky Vision and Endemol Shine international announced a new distribution deal with Altice.
Studio that will see the French broadcaster acquire exclusive rights for hit drama series Tin Star. As part of the agreement, Altice has also pledged to take a lifetime commitment for Tin Star with the first (10 x 60’) series premiering this winter.
Starring BAFTA award winner Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) and Emmy® nominated Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), penned by acclaimed screenwriter, Rowan Joffe (28 Weeks Later, The American) and produced by Kudos (Grantchester, Humans, Broadchurch), Tin Star is an epic tale of the corruption of innocence; of murder, of grief and of all consuming revenge.
The first season, which premiered in the UK in October, has already had over 20 million downloads and is proving popular with audiences across the globe.. Season 2 is currently in production on location in Canada, with John Lynch (The Fall, Sliding Doors), Anamaria Marinca (The Missing, Mars) and Jenessa Grant (The Handmaid’s Tale) joining the all-star line-up.
Tin Star has been an international hit, with sales to Amazon (USA), Sky (Germany, Italy), BBC Worldwide (Australia, Benelux, Africa, South Africa), Turner (Latin America), C More (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden), 365 Media (Iceland), HBO Europe (Balkans, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Moldova), MTV Networks Europe (Baltics), Telefonica Audiovisual Digital (Spain), Hellenic Telecommunications (Greece), iFlix (Middle East, Africa, South Africa), MTV Networks Europe, lui.ru LLC and LLC a serial (CIS), Lightbox and Mediaworks TV (New Zealand), and Sinema TV (Cyprus, Turkey).
The series has also sold for Home Entertainment to Dazzler Media (UK) and RLJ Entertainment (Australia).
Tin Star tells the story of Jim Worth, a former British detective now small town police chief who brings his family to the stunning Rocky Mountain town of Little Big Bear for a fresh start and a peaceful life. Part drama, part thriller and part dark comedy Tin Star is an exhilaratingly smart, breathlessly suspenseful thrill ride of a show as deceit, guilt, love, and all-consuming rage lead inexorably to a gut-wrenching finale.
Genevieve O’Reilly (Star Wars, The Honourable Woman), Abigail Lawrie (The Casual Vacancy), Oliver Coopersmith (Dickensian), Christopher Heyerdahl (True Blood, Hell on Wheels), Stephen Walters (Outlander), Ian Puleston-Davies (Marcella), Roark Critchlow (Pretty Little Liars) Sarah Podemski (Cashing In), Ryan Kennedy (Major Crimes) and Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black) line- up alongside lead actors, Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks. Season 2 is currently in production.
Written and created by BAFTA award-winning writer/director Rowan Joffe (28 Weeks Later, The American), commissioned for Sky by Head of Drama Anne Mensah, Commissioning Editor Cameron Roach and Sky’s Director of Programmes Zai Bennett, Tin Star is executive produced by Alison Jackson (Hunted) and Kudos CEO Diederick Santer (Grantchester) and Season one is produced by Jonathan Curling (The Secret) for Kudos, part of the Endemol Shine Group.
Tin Star is jointly distributed by Endemol Shine International and Sky Vision.
About Sky Vision
Sky Vision is the production and distribution arm of Sky. The distribution arm represents around 6,000 hours of quality primetime programming from Sky Original Productions and independent third party production, across all key primetime genres (drama & comedy, entertainment, factual entertainment & lifestyle, people, crime, history & arts, science & nature and formats). The business also has equity investments in nine production businesses in the UK and US; Love Productions, Blast! Films, Sugar Films, True North, Chrysalis Vision and Avanti Media in the UK; and in the US, Jupiter Entertainment, Talos Films and Znak & Co.
In addition to its equity investments, Sky Vision works extensively with independent producers in the UK and North America and has development deals with a number of production companies including Double Nickel, MyEntertainment and Peacock Alley in North America; Elephant Doc in France; and Bohemia Films, Chalkboard TV, Spark Media Partners, ACME and STV Productions in the UK.
ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE INTERNATIONAL
Global distributor Endemol Shine International has a portfolio of over 50,000 hours of owned and third party programming across scripted and non-scripted genres. This includes Broadchurch, Peaky Blinders, The Fall, Humans, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Tin Star, The Good Karma Hospital, Delicious, Grantchester, Kingdom,Younger and Home and Away, MasterChef, The Block, 24 Hours in A & E, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, One Born Every Minute, My Kitchen Rules, The Biggest Loser and Mr Bean.
Endemol Shine International has regionally focused distribution hubs in London, Los Angeles, Paris, Sydney, Miami, Moscow, Singapore and Mumbai, which serve broadcasters and other platforms in every market. Endemol Shine International is part of Endemol Shine Group, the joint venture bringing together Endemol Group and Shine Group, to create a global content creator which produced more than 800 productions, in 76 territories airing on 295 channels around the world.
Endemol Shine Group has creative operations in over 20 markets and in addition to its global, multi-genre library the company has the resources to deliver world-class productions to local broadcasters and other platforms across the globe. 21st Century Fox, and funds managed by affiliates, of Apollo Global Management, LLC jointly manage Endemol Shine Group, with each owning 50 per cent.