Independent distributor All3Media International has signed a raft of deals for Story Films’ true crime drama “Deceit”. Broadcasters across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America have secured the four-part drama, which launches on Channel 4 in the UK later this year.
Based on a true story, “Deceit” stars Niamh Algar as a female undercover officer asked to become bait in a dangerous honey trap. The show examines the controversial and high-pressure investigation into the devastating murder of Rachel Nickell, a young mother, brutally attacked in front of her two-year-old son on Wimbledon Common in London in 1992. Eddie Marsan, Harry Treadaway, Sion Daniel Young, Rochenda Sandall, and Nathaniel Martello-White also star in the true crime drama
European broadcasters signing the drama include TV4 (Sweden), VRT (Belgium), NPO (Netherlands), Nova TV (Greece), CMore (Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden), and BETV (French speaking Belgium). HBO Europe has acquired rights across multiple territories in Europe covering CEE and Iberia, and Canal+ Group has acquired the series for French speaking Europe. In the Asia Pacific region, rights to “Deceit” have been acquired by Stan (Australia), Sky Network (New Zealand) and Pumpkin Film (China). WarnerMedia Latin America has also signed a pan-regional deal for its premiere on HBO Max.
“With the incredible talents of Story Films, Emilia di Girolamo behind the camera and Niamh Algar in the lead role, ‘Deceit’ is set to be a compelling, distinctive and sensitive exploration into one of the UK’s most controversial police investigations. By gaining access to previously unheard audio, video and written materials, the producers have been able to shine a brand-new light on this high-profile case and honey trap operation almost 30 years later. This was an investigation that made headlines around the world – and we know this four-part dramatization of those events is going to be a must-see in the international market,” said David Swetman, SVP Scripted Content at All3Media International.
'Deceit' is set to be a compelling, distinctive and sensitive exploration into one of the UK’s most controversial police investigations” David Swetman SVP Scripted Content at All3Media International