DCD Rights has sold a number of recently launched drama shows to several of its international broadcasters. Psychological thriller, “The Secrets She Keeps” will be brought to Mediawan in France and French-speaking Europe, TVNZ in New Zealand, TV4 in Sweden, Hot Telecom Israel, YLE Finland, IVI Russia, CIS & Baltic States and Ale kino+ in Poland. These airings are in addition to previously announced sales of the UK’s BBC and Sundance Now in North America. Spanish/Portuguese drama series “Dry Water,” has been picked up by HBO for its Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Portuguese speaking Africa feed.
Moreover, “The Hunting,” has been acquired by TV4 Sweden, Ale kino+ Poland, TVNOW Germany, and German-speaking Europe.“These diverse dramas have one thing in common, a compelling and exhilarating narrative which keeps viewers on the edge of their seats,” Nicky Davies Williams, CEO at DCD Rights said. “We are delighted by the international success these dramas have already attracted and the global exposure they will receive.”
“The Secrets She Keeps,” starring Laura Carmichael from “”Downtown Abbey, is a six-part travel drama to tell the story of two women who have a chance encounter in a supermarket in an affluent Sydney suburb. They are the same age, both heavily pregnant and due at the same time. Jessica De Gouw from “The Crown” plays Meghan, is a glamorous online ‘influencer’ on the rise with an ambitious television sports reporter husband Jack, who is played by Michael Dorman from “For All Mankind.” A woman named Agatha, played by Laura Carmichael, works in the supermarket as a shelf stacker. Both women have secrets and risk everything to conceal the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in one shocking act that cannot be undone. The show was produced by Lingo Pictures Production for Network Ten with production funding from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW.
A Portocabo and Sp-i coproduction with the participation of TVG & RTP, “Dry Water,” starring Victoria Guerra from “Casanova Variations,” is about a man named Paulo Duarte who is found dead from a gunshot wound in the port of Vigo. The apparent suicide doesn’t convince anyone, including his bosses, the police, and his sister Teresa. Impatient for answers, Teresa decides to move from Lisbon to Vigo and accept a job in the company her brother was working in. The police also suspect the occurrence was a murder. This will be the first lead of a case that will soon escalate when it uncovers an arms trafficking network operating between Europe and Africa.
Starring Sam Reid from “Lambs of God”, Jessica de Gouw from “Arrow”, Asher Keddie from “The Cry,” and Richard Roxburgh from “Rake,” “The Hunting” tells the story of four teenagers, their teachers, and families throughout the lead-up, revelation, and aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal. Tackling themes of misogyny, privacy, sexuality, and sexualization, online exploitation, toxic masculinity, and gender, the series is a Closer Production presented by SBS Broadcasting Australia & Screen Australia in association with the South Australia Film Corporation.
These diverse dramas have one thing in common, a compelling and exhilarating narrative which keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. We are delighted by the international success these dramas have already attracted and the global exposure they will receive.” Nicky Davies Williams CEO at DCD Rights