All3Media International has signed a range of deals for the Stan Original Series and Spectrum Originals co-production "Eden" with Canal+ that will launch the new contemporary thriller in France, whilst CMore has secured rights in a pan territory deal covering Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Sky has also acquired the series for New Zealand.
"Eden", produced by Every Cloud Productions’ Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox ("Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries") and Balloon Entertainment ("Clique") was launched in Australia this month as a Stan Original series and will be available for U.S audiences on Spectrum Originals from 12th July.
Featuring a young and diverse cast, "Eden" unfolds in an idyllic coastal town, where the disappearance of a young woman triggers a devastating chain of events, exposing the dark heart of this supposed paradise. As long-buried secrets are dragged into the open, lives and deeds intersect over one fractured summer and its aftermath.
"Eden" was financed with support from All3Media International, and the distributor is also handling global rights. The series has received major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW. Series’ creator and Sundance Award winner Vanessa Gazy ("Highway") leads an all-female writing team, including Jess Brittain ("Clique"), Anya Beyersdorf ("Shakespeare Now"), Clare Sladden ("Freudian Slip") and Penelope Chai ("Other People’s Problems").
Deb Cox, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Every Cloud Productions, said “Fiona and I are thrilled to showcase locations we love with a sophisticated story that speaks to diverse audiences regardless of culture or language and we feel the creative alchemy – combining the best of our local talent with the insight of our various overseas partners and broadcasters – has produced an exciting international series”.
Maartje Horchner, EVP Content at All3Media International, added, “It is brilliant to already have such quality partners on board ahead of Eden’s launch, and we are excited to know other deals are in negotiation. With its stunning setting, talented and diverse young cast, and consistently compelling storytelling from Vanessa Gazy and an all-female writing team, we are certain other territories will soon be tempted by 'Eden'.”
Dave Evans, Executive Producer for Balloon Entertainment says: "We've loved working on this, our first international co-production – an eerie, unique mystery set in an extraordinary place with a phenomenal cast and crew. It's been a wild pleasure working with our Australian partners Every Cloud and All3Media International to bring the brilliant Vanessa Gazy's first television series to fruition with a team of writers bursting with talent and originality.”
"Eden" was shot in and around the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and is led by Australian actors BeBe Bettencourt ("The Dry") and Sophie Wilde ("Bird"), alongside stars Keiynan Lonsdale ("The Flash"), Cody Fern ("American Horror Story"), Samuel Johnson ("Molly") and Christopher James Baker ("True Detective").
With its stunning setting, talented and diverse young cast, and consistently compelling storytelling from Vanessa Gazy and an all-female writing team, we are certain other territories will soon be tempted by 'Eden'” Maartje Horchner EVP Content at All3Media International