Leading independent distributor all3media international has signed new deals with Japan’s Wowow and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, which will result in three scripted series from multi-award-winning production company, Two Brothers Pictures, making their debut in the territory, these series are "Fleabag", "Liar" and "Baptiste", touching different topics each but with one thing in common, a massive worldwide following.
Kit Yow, Sales Manager Asia Pacific at all3media international, said: “I’m very pleased to confirm these new deals in Japan for our primetime scripted titles from Two Brothers Pictures. Fleabag – and Phoebe Waller-Bridge – have taken the world by storm and I’m excited to see this uniquely hilarious yet heartbreaking comedy launching in Japan, alongside intriguing drama thrillers Liar and Baptiste. Our ongoing partnerships with key broadcasters in Asia and collaborations with renowned producers such as Two Brothers Pictures ensure that we can continue to deliver the absolute best in international content throughout the region.”
"Fleabag", a breakout hit written and starred by Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a bittersweet confessional of a woman trying to make sense of the world, the series –produced for BBC Three and Amazon Prime Video - has received accolades around the world, including multiple Primetime Emmys and also stars Olivia Colman, Hugh Dennis, Bill Paterson, Hugh Skinner, Brett Gelman and Sian Clifford.
The Wowow deal also features the first season of "Liar", a tense and gripping thriller starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd. Written by Harry and Jack Williams and produced for ITV and AMC, Liar tells the story of a night that changes the lives of two people forever – examining both sides of a relationship and both sides of the truth. Due to its rave reviews, a second season is set to launch in the UK soon. Other series that will also debut in Japan will be the Drama thriller "Baptiste". Produced for BBC One and also written by Harry and Jack Williams, Baptiste sees Tchéky Karyo reprise his The Missing role as insightful but stubborn investigator Julien Baptiste, who returns to investigate dark secrets on the streets of Amsterdam..
"Fleabag", "Liar" and "Baptiste" are all produced by Two Brothers Pictures – an all3media group producer - in association with all3media international. Sarah Hammond, Executive Producer, Two Brothers Pictures; “To see three of our shows, Baptiste, Liar and Fleabag, travel to Japan through all3media international, for the first time is fantastic. We strive to tell stories that are universally compelling and resonate with viewers all over the world, so it’s wonderful to see that these very different series are getting the chance to do just that”. Premiere dates and other details to be announced in the upcoming weeks.