Cineflix Rights has closed a deal with Hulu for “Rebecca,” the fast-paced, eight-part crime drama set in Paris and produced by Elephant for TF1. The deal follows recent sales of the series to Directv Latin America and Sky Brasil.
In the story, six years after quitting her job and abandoning the hunt for a serial killer, Rebecca (Anne Marivin) is back on the police force. And as she investigates a spate of violent murders that all carry the same signature, she becomes convinced the killer has resurfaced. Obsessed by the case, betrayed by her husband and hampered by a series of crippling blackouts, Rebecca throws herself into work to avoid falling apart. But her attempts to track down the murderer only bring her demons to the surface.
A TF1 Original, “Rebecca” is directed by Didier Le Pêcheur and co-written by Le Pêcheur and Delphine Labouret. Produced by Gaëlle Cholet, Sandra Ouaiss and Guillaume Renouil, “Rebecca” is based on Buccaneer Media’s global hit series “Marcella”. An average of 4 million people watched the series each week in France (TV broadcast and digital replay), making the show the most watched TV program three out of four evenings during its run. It has also been a hit on the French streaming service Salto, ranking as the top most-watched program for several consecutive weeks.
“‘Rebecca’ has been a great success in France thanks to Elephant’s fantastic creative team and the excellent cast. We’re thrilled the series is now available to international audiences, who I’m sure will enjoy it just as much. Alongside these deals, we have several more in the pipeline as well as ongoing discussions for the format rights to both ‘Rebecca’ and ‘Marcella’,” said James Durie, Head of Scripted at Cineflix Rights.
“We are very proud to have our French-made ‘Rebecca’ travelling to the United States on such a prestigious platform as Hulu. We feel that our French adaptation, with a distinct European approach to the characters and storyline, will appeal to those who are already familiar with Marcella,” added Sandra Ouaiss, producer at Elephant.