UK, USA markets pick up RFDS.

Seven's new local drama is already set to take flight in six other territories.

Seven’s upcoming local drama RFDS has secured sales in six territories ahead of its Australian premiere.

Channel 4 in the UK has picked up the series for its More 4 network while PBS has acquired it for the USA.

It has also been sold to TV4 in Sweden, Belgium’s SBS, Talpa in the Netherlands and New Zealand’s TVNZ.

Co-created by Imogen Banks, Mark Fennessy and Ian Meadows, RFDS the series stars Stephen Peacocke (Home and Away, Wanted, Five Bedrooms), Rob Collins (Mystery Road, Total Control, Glitch), Emma Hamilton (Mr Selfridge, The Tudors), Justine Clarke (Tangle, Hungry Ghosts, The Time Of Our Lives) and Ash Ricardo (Offspring, Bite Club).

It is distributed internationally by Banijay Rights and premieres locally at 8:40pm Wednesday August 11 on Seven.

Claire Jago, EVP Sales and Acquisitions EMEA, Banijay Rights, said: “Based on extraordinary real-life stories, RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service is a powerful drama series that not only perfectly chronicles the ‘edge-of-your-seat’ emergencies our heroes attend, but also the sense of community that brings these lives together. We’re extremely pleased with the widespread interest for this show, which we are sure will delight viewers worldwide.”

Source: C21

3 Responses

    1. Knowing previous Aussie drama efforts on More4 e.g. Secret Bridesmaids Business, it will be shunted to midnight after a week or two. It.would have suited Alibi or Drama channel, who at least stick with dramas

  1. It was never in question that this show would attract overseas sales as this uniquely Australian drama sells itself, the producers should be planning for season 2, maybe with some different main characters just to be a little original.

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