All3Media International announced a set deals involving its detective drama screen adaptation, “Annika.” The marine crime show will soon is set air in multiple territories worldwide. "We are thrilled to see All3Media International garnering so much early interest in the series with such strong broadcast partners involved and on board already,” Arabella Page-Croft, Producer, director and Co-founder at Black Camel Pictures, said.
The company sealed deals to distribute "Annika" with NRK in Norway, DR in Denmark, SVT in Sweden and YLE in Finland . The show will also air in Scandinavian territories, where it was originally inspired.“As expected, Annika is in high demand in the global market, and we’re very pleased to outline this first roster of deals ahead of the drama’s premiere," David Swetman, SVP of Scripted Content at All3Media International, said. "Annika creator Nick Walker’s radio series - inspired by the best in Scandinavian crime drama and starring the multi-talented Nicola Walker - is adored by fans across the UK, so we’re excited to see this incredible partnership reuniting for an on-screen adaptation."
Other European broadcasters to acquire “Annika” at pre-sale are VRT in Belgium, NPO in Netherlands and TV+ in Turkey and Cyprus. Co-commissioner PBS Masterpiece will air “Annika” in North America and All3Media International has also sold broadcast rights to ABC for Australia. The upcoming television adaptation is a Black Camel production for UKTV co-produced with MASTERPIECE in association with All3Media International. “We are hugely looking forward to the seeing the international reception and introducing Annika, our wonderful, sharp and very funny detective played so brilliantly by Nicola Walker, to the world,” Page-Croft said.
“Annika” is written by Nick Walker and directed by Philip John and Fiona Walton. Set amid Scotland’s striking landscapes, the drama is executive produced by Arabella Page-Croft and has funding support from Screen Scotland.” Walker is joined on-screen by Jamie Sives, Katie Leung, Ukweli Roach, Kate Dickie and Silvie Furneaux. Annika is written by Nick Walker and directed by Philip John) and Fiona Walton. Set amid Scotland’s striking landscapes, the drama is executive produced by Arabella Page Croft and has funding support from Screen Scotland.
“Annika” is based on the popular BBC Radio 4 play Annika Stranded, which stars Nicola Walker as a Scandinavian detective, a leading light in the murder squad of the Oslo police. Throughout the series Annika shares her wry observations on the case and her life, as she manages her brilliant yet unconventional team, and her equally brilliant yet complex teenage daughter. Walker is joined on-screen by Jamie Sives, Katie Leung, Ukweli Roach, Kate Dickie and Silvie Furneaux.
We are thrilled to see All3Media International garnering so much early interest in the series with such strong broadcast partners involved and on board already.” Arabella Page-Croft Producer, Director and Co-founder, Black Camel Pictures