Keshet International has completed sales of Seven Studios’ soapy thriller “Secret Bridesmaids’ Business” to SBS, HRT, Mola TV, RTE, Talpa TV, TVNZ, TV4, and Channel 4. Originally produced for Australia’s Seven Network, “Secret Bridesmaids’ Business” (6x60’) is a taut, action-packed drama of tangled secrets and dangerous obsessions starring Abbie Cornish, Katie McGrath, Georgina Haig, and Alexander England.
Keshet International has sold the rights for the thriller to SBS in Belgium, with HRT picking-up the Free TV rights in Croatia. Meanwhile in Indonesia, the OTT and pay TV service Mola TV has acquired the drama written by Deirdre Shaw as part of a wider multi-title deal. Ireland’s RTE and the Netherlands’ Talpa TV have both picked up the free TV rights in their respective territories.
Finally, the distributor has also sold “Secret Bridesmaids’ Business” to TVNZ in New Zealand, TV4 in Sweden for its AVOD service TV4 Play, and Channel 4 in the UK, to be broadcast on More4 and available to stream on All 4. Talks are on-going with other broadcaster partners in territories around the world.
In addition, Keshet Studios is developing a US adaptation of the format, which is based on Elizabeth Coleman’s stage play inspired by her book of the same name, targeted for streaming and premium cable.
“We are thrilled but not surprised to see 'Secret Bridesmaids’ Business' being picked up by such a broad range of broadcast partners. This series has everything viewers are looking for right now – sassy female leads, gripping plot twists and lots of drama,” said Keren Shahar, COO and President of Distribution at Keshet International.
This series has everything viewers are looking for right now – sassy female leads, gripping plot twists and lots of drama” Keren Shahar COO and President of Distribution at Keshet International