About Premium Content (APC) has announced the first wave of sales for its new award-winning Australian drama series "Operation Buffalo". Streaming service Acorn TV has picked up rights to "Operation Buffalo" for the UK and Eire; with the series also being picked up by UPC in Switzerland; RTP in Portugal; NRK TV in Norway and Viasat World for Central and Eastern European territories.
Laurent Boissel and Emmanuelle Guilbart, Joint-CEOs and Co-Founders at APC, say: “'Operation Buffalo' was a huge ratings success when it premiered in Australia in May and we are thrilled that broadcasters are now picking up the series in some key territories. We look forward to bringing the series to new international audiences and securing further deals for this highly entertaining spy thriller.”
"Operation Buffalo" is written by renowned Australian writer/director Peter Duncan ("Rake") and produced by Porchlight Films’ Vincent Sheehan ("The Kettering Incident", "Animal Kingdom", "Kiki & Kitty") and Tanya Phegan, who co-created the series with Duncan.
APC participated in the financing of the project and holds worldwide distribution rights. The series was made with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with the ABC and Create NSW, and with support from the South Australian Film Corporation. "Operation Buffalo" successfully aired on ABC Australia earlier this year.
The six-part series turns the secretive events and frightening truths behind British atomic testing in the 1950’s into a blend of espionage thriller and political satire set in the outback of South Australia. The show follows Major Leo Carmichael (Ewen Leslie), an Australian Army Engineer and WWII hero tasked with keeping the top-secret nuclear base running smoothly. But testing the most dangerous weapon in the world is no walk in the park with a Commanding Officer (James Cromwell) who is unfit for the job; a new meteorologist (Jessica de Gouw) who is starting to ask too many questions; a rapist loose on the camp; a slew of leaks in the press and the government watching their every move! And as it turns out, the land of Maralinga may not be as uninhabited as it seems
'Operation Buffalo' was a huge ratings success when it premiered in Australia in May and we are thrilled that broadcasters are now picking up the series in some key territories” Laurent Boissel and Emmanuelle Guilbart Joint-CEOs and Co-Founders at APC