Cineflix Rights has signed pre-sale deals with Nordic broadcasters SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), YLE (Finland), and TV2 (Denmark) for its hotly-anticipated crime procedural “Whitstable Pearl,” which is being rolled out to the international market following its launch at the London Screenings.
“Whitstable Pearl” (6x60’, Buccaneer Media for AMC Networks’ Acorn TV) is set in the beautiful 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. Based on Julie Wassmer’s novels, the series is created and written by iconic Norwegian filmmaker Øystein Karlsen and produced by Buccaneer Media, the award-winning producer of global hit detective series Marcella.
“‘Whitstable Pearl’ is an absorbing drama that arrives on the market at the perfect time. Combining the classic themes of a British crime procedural with a slightly subversive tone, it is fresh, witty, and romantic, but often deadly. Nobody who watches ‘Whitstable Pearl’ will ever think about a British seaside holiday in the same way! By combining Øystein Karlsen’s masterly writing with an exceptional performance by Kerry Godliman, the brilliant production team at Buccaneer have created something very special with a lot of international appeal. We’re thrilled that the series has early backing from such strong partners in the Nordics as we start showcasing it to our global buyers,” said James Durie, Head of Scripted at Cineflix Rights.