All3Media International has secured its first raft of deals for new Paramount+ original drama "The Ex-Wife" in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Co-produced by Night Train Media, Clapperboard Studios and BlackBox Multimedia, the title is based on bestselling author Jess Ryder’s book of the same name and stars Céline Buckens (“Showtrial”), Tom Mison (“Sleepy Hollow”), Janet Montgomery (“New Amsterdam”) and Jordan Stephens (“Feel Good”).
The drama debuted on Paramount+ in the UK last year and, following deals struck by All3Media International, launched in the US on BritBox this month in addition to a double acquisition in Canada with CBC covering English-speaking Canada on CBC Gem and in French-speaking Canada the series will be available on Radio-Canada. In Europe, "The Ex-Wife" has been acquired by TV4 (Sweden), MTV OY (Finland), NPO (the Netherlands), Stöð 2 (Iceland), Virgin (Ireland) and Eitb Media (Basque region Spain).
A multi-territory deal covering rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia sees the four-part thriller air on Pickbox, in addition to Paramount+ in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, OSN in the Middle East, TVNZ in New Zealand and Paramount+ in Australia. Maartje Horchner, EVP Content at All3Media International, commented, “We’re delighted to see this high-end psychological thriller acquired by such a wide range of broadcasters. Created by an incredibly talented team, all experts in developing premium, stand-out series for a global audience, 'The Ex-Wife' is a gripping adaptation of Jess Ryder’s original novel, which has been skilfully brought to life on screen by an acclaimed cast. As what starts out as a seemingly perfect love story transforms into a tense thriller, we know the drama’s many twists and turns will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.”
Tasha (Buckens) is living the dream: she has the perfect house, a loving husband, Jack (Mison), and a beautiful little girl. But there’s one large blot on Tasha’s marital landscape, her husband’s ex-wife, Jen (Montgomery), won’t leave them alone and seems intent on staying in the picture. When Tasha returns home one day to find her life turned upside down, she realises that the dream she is living may be about to turn into a nightmare.