Channel Seven has acquired Billy Connolly: Journey to the Edge of the World from ITV Global.
The 4×1-hour series takes viewers on a voyage through the North West Passage, a legendary route deep within the Arctic Circle.
The acquisition comes ahead of the show’s debut at MipTV, the television sales-fest in Cannes. It follows the network recently picking up a series featuring UK comic Russell Brand.
The Connolly series premiered on ITV1 in February, coming in at the number one spot among all audiences in prime time. The broadcast joined a number one selling hard-back book of the same name, which is set to hit retail in Australia in April.
Angus Ross, Seven’s head of scheduling and acquisitions, said, “Billy Connolly’s unique style of travelogue has always been very warmly received by Australian audiences and this series will be no exception—it is his most spectacular and inspiring journey to date.”
The show is expected to air in April.
Source: World Screen