22 FEB 2021

FRANCE’S TF1 AND JAPAN’S U-NEXT ACQUIRE “DEBRIS”

Legendary Television has secured a deal with top French network TF1 and Japan’s leading OTT player U-NEXT for the exclusive distribution rights in France and Japan, respectively, for the new sci-fi drama “Debris”.

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Legendary Television has secured a deal with top French network TF1 and Japan’s leading OTT player U-NEXT for the exclusive distribution rights in France and Japan, respectively, for the new sci-fi drama “Debris,” from writer and showrunner J.H. Wyman, marking the first major international sales for the series.

“Debris” stars Jonathan Tucker and Riann Steele. In the story, when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft scatters across the Western Hemisphere, it soon becomes apparent the pieces are messing with the laws of physics, changing lives in ways people can’t comprehend. Two agents from different continents, and different mindsets, are tasked to work together to recover the debris, whose mysteries humankind is not quite ready for. “Debris” will premiere on NBC, which holds the North American distribution rights, on Monday, March 1.

“We are thrilled to be in business with TF1 and U-NEXT, and to continue to expand our global reach by bringing ‘Debris’ to French and Japanese audiences,”  commented Chris Albrecht, Head of Legendary Television.

“We are particularly proud with the acquisition of the new TV series ‘Debris,’ which is one of the most exciting new show this season in the United States. We believe this series will be a great addition to TF1’s schedule. Thank you to our partners at Legendary,”  said Sophie Leveaux, Artistic Director of Acquisitions and International Drama Development at TF1.

Lastly, Tenshin Tsutsumi, CEO of U-NEXT, declared: “We are delighted to partner with Legendary TV in bringing this most highly anticipated and exciting series to Japan. Following our successful launch of Legendary's Console Wars in 2020, we look forward to expanding our selection of high-quality titles on U-NEXT”.