The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, Fisk become international streaming hits.

Aussie-made shows are in Top 10s with viewers in multiple countries.

Two locally produced series are drawing international fans on streaming platforms.

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart reached Prime Video’s top five in 78 countries, and top 3 in 42 countries while Fisk is in the Top 10 on Netflix globally and the #1 TV show in Australia.

Described as “A masterpiece on par with Ricky Gervais’ The Office“ the Kitty Flanagan comedy drew 1.8m views from August 7 – 13.

Fisk features in Netflix’s Weekly Global Top 10 alongside series such as Heartstopper (Season 2) and The Witcher (Season 3), as well as in the Top 10 TV shows in eleven countries around the world including the USA, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the UK.

Meanwhile The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart boasts an 80% critic on Rotten Tomatoes rating as well as 8.1/10 score on IMDb.

Sarah Christie, Senior Development Executive Amazon Studios, “2023 is the biggest year yet for local content for Prime Video, with nine Australian Amazon Originals releasing this year. Following the launch of Class of ’07 and Deadloch earlier this year, the first four episodes of The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart are out now on Prime Video, with episodes dropping weekly every Friday. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is a sweeping, raw and emotional drama that spans generations, and we are thrilled to that the series is already gripping audiences around the globe as the secrets and mystery of Alice Hart and her family unfold.”

Jodi Matterson and Bruna Papandrea Executive Producers said, “When we first read Holly Ringland’s novel five years ago, we knew it was something Made Up Stories had to make. We are passionate about taking Australian stories to a global audience, so it’s incredibly rewarding to see The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart become a worldwide success reaching the top five on Prime Video in 78 countries on its opening weekend. The talent and dedication from all the cast and crew led by director Glendyn Ivin and showrunner Sarah Lambert as well as our partners at Prime Video and Fifth Season, was unparalleled at every point.”

The successes come at a time when the Subscription industry is awaiting local quotas to be mandated by the Albanese government, with calls for 20% of local revenue to be reinvested into local drama.

Australian viewing numbers have not been released.

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  1. funny they can find audienecs for scripted drama and comedy on streaming but Seven/Nine/Ten say it’s so so so hard and expensive/not worth paying to populate their primetime schedules with anything other than reality most of the time…

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