BBC picks up Mystery Road

Hit ABC drama is getting a UK broadcast from next week.

Mystery Road will screen in the UK on BBC Four from next week.

The channel has a focus on international arts, music and culture and acquired the Bunya Productions drama from distributors all3media international.

Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, says: “Mystery Road is set in a uniquely stark and beautiful landscape and features a cast of some of the best acting talent around. We’re thrilled to be bringing this compelling and visually stunning drama to BBC viewers”

Caroline Stephenson, SVP at EMEA North at all3media international, adds: “Mystery Road is a perfect show for BBC Four – its distinct Outback setting and Australian Noir approach to the crime genre will be relished by the channel’s discerning drama audience.”

ABC is yet to indicate if the Aaron Pedersen-led drama will proceed to another season.

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  1. With the push for streaming companies like Netflix to increase local content by the EU, which interestingly is causing debate about whether Netflix could also reduce American content to meet quota’s, could offer an opportunity for the ABC to look more at their local content for the global video on demand market. Netflix is obviously the most attractive partner to do business with but the market for more VOD product is growing if the ABC bureaucrats can see past their dependency on the tax payers of Australia.

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