Cineflix Rights secures internationally deals for "Whitstable Pearl"

The distributor has taken on the task to introduce the title's second season across the globe. Following the drama's success on AMC Networks’ Acorn TV in the US and UK, it will now expand to Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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Cineflix Rights has signed deals with various braodcasters on its quest to distribute "Whitestable Pearl" across Europe, Asia and Africa. “'Whitstable Pearl ' has been a great success in the US and UK, and we’re delighted to be acquiring the second season for worldwide distribution," James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights said. "These latest deals in Europe, Asia, and Africa further demonstrate the show’s strong international appeal, and we’ve already secured pre-sales for Season 2 across the Nordic region with more deals in the pipeline.”

The second season of the drama, currently airing on on AMC Networks’ Acorn TV platforms in the US and UK, has recently been greenlit and will also be distributed by Cineflix Rights. The braodcasters who most recently acquired the title are Sky Italia, NHK Japan, BBC Worldwide (Benelux), and NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer for Universal TV in Africa for cozy crime procedural Whitstable Pearl.  

Based on Julie Wassmer’s much-loved novels, the series is created and written by iconic Norwegian filmmaker, Øystein Karlsen (Exit, Dag, Lilyhammer) and produced by Buccaneer Media, the award-winning company behind global hit detective series Marcella, and Irvine Welsh’s Crime, which recently launched to critical acclaim on BritBox.

The six-part show is set in the English seaside town of Whitstable, home to Pearl Nolan, who divides her time between serving up tasty seafood delicacies in her restaurant and solving the crimes, debauchery, and murder regularly brought in by the tide. Alongside Pearl is DI Mike McGuire as her on-off rival and love interest.

 

'Whitstable Pearl' has been a great success in the US and UK, and we’re delighted to be acquiring the second season for worldwide distribution. These latest deals in Europe, Asia, and Africa further demonstrate the show’s strong international appeal, and we’ve already secured pre-sales for Season 2 across the Nordic region with more deals in the pipeline.” James Durie Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights