APC sells "Algiers Confidential" thriller to global broadcasters

The drama commissioned by Arte and ZDF had its world premiere at Series Mania in 2021 and is set to first air on Arte on February 17th.

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"Algiers Confidential"

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About Premium Content (APC) has secured a raft of new broadcast partners for thriller "Algiers Confidential" (4x45’), which had its world premiere at Series Mania in 2021 and is set to first air on Arte on February 17th. New partners on board include SBS (Australia) and RTP (Portugal) taking free TV rights; MHZ (USA & Canada), Filmin (Spain), MagentaTV (Germany) for SVOD rights; and Israel’s HOT channel group taking pay TV and SVOD rights for the drama.

Laurent Boissel and Emmanuelle Guilbart, Joint-CEOs and Co-Founders at APC, say: “'Algiers Confidential' deftly uses the backdrop of a country which is not often explored on the global stage and brings all the high stakes of its political situation to create a drama that is compelling and unique. Following its debut at Series Mania, we’re delighted to have secured a strong stable of partners who will bring this series to an international audience.”

The drama series is produced by French production company Watch Next Media and German company Eikon for Arte and ZDF. Written by Abdel Raouf Dafri (Braquo S2, A Prophet) and directed by Frédéric Jardin (Sleepless, Spiral S5-S7), the series has been shot in French, German and Arabic.

Algiers Confidential’s riveting intrigue takes audiences into contemporary Algeria, a country where foreign interests, the wounds of civil war, corruption and the idealism of a new generation come crashing against each other as the country writes its future. In a climate of struggle for democratisation against a breathless and corrupt regime, a police inspector attached to the German embassy in Algiers has a forbidden love affair with an Algerian investigating judge. As they try to hide this relationship, the kidnapping of an arms dealer puts them in a difficult position. This conflict of interest will strain both their loyalty and their love for each other.