Four-part drama “Litvinenko,” starring David Tennant in the title role, has been acquired in over 80 international markets ahead of its debut on ITV's forthcoming brand-new UK streaming service ITVX and NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in the Nordics, Netherlands, Poland, and Baltics.
Written by acclaimed screenwriter George Kay and produced by Patrick Spence, ITV Studios, and Tiger Aspect Productions, "Litvinenko" tells the story of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian Federal Security Services and KGB officer whose death from polonium poisoning in November 2006 triggered one of the most complex and dangerous investigations in the history of the Metropolitan Police.
AMC Networks’ Sundance Now and AMC+ have acquired the exclusive US rights to the drama, and Prime Video has taken the series in Canada. In Europe, “Litvinenko” will air on M6 France, ProSieben Sat1 Germany and Sky Italia, among others, while in Asia Pacific, Seven Network Australia, TVNZ (New Zealand) and Now TV Hong Kong are among those to acquire the rights, along with Viacom 18, which will make it available across the Indian sub-continent, and BookMyShow, which will hold the TVOD rights in India also, through its platform BookMyShow Stream. Elsewhere, M-Net has taken the drama in a pan-Africa deal.
“This fascinating, thought-provoking story would pique the interest of viewers globally at any point, but perhaps never more so than this current moment in time. We’re immensely proud to play our part in shedding light on the circumstances surrounding Alexander Litvinenko’s death around the world,” commented Ruth Berry, Managing Director of Global Distribution at ITV Studios.