Screentime New Zealand, Real Film Berlin, and Banijay Rights to coproduce "A Remarkable Place to Die"

The show will air in Germany, the US, and New Zealand with commissioning broadcasters ZDF (Germany), Acorn TV (UK), and TVNZ (New Zealand). It will be distributed globally by Banijay Rights. 

4 MAR 2024

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Banijay announced a new international co-production set in Queenstown, New Zealand: "A Remarkable Place to Die." The 4 x 90' murder mystery was created by Screentime New Zealand and is co-produced with Real Film Berlin in association with Banijay Rights. It will air across Germany, the US, and New Zealand with commissioning broadcasters ZDF (Germany), Acorn TV (UK), and TVNZ (New Zealand) and will be distributed globally by Banijay Rights.

Philly de Lacey, CEO of Screentime New Zealand, referenced the attractiveness of the local landscape: "Queenstown's stunning landscape, paired with its tapestry of unconventional characters, provide the perfect backdrop for this gripping murder mystery. Viewers will be drawn into the world of Detective Anais Mallory as she uncovers intriguing secrets, and we've elevated the show for international audiences by collaborating with Real Film Berlin and Banijay Rights."

Simon Cox, EVP Content & Acquisitions, Banijay Rights, emphasized the interest in expanding the international market: "With the global appetite for a broad audience and crime drama growing, we see the potential for this series, which will charm audiences with vibrant characters and mysterious crimes, all underpinned by a gripping detective, a breathtakingly scenic setting and whole host of intrigue and suspense."

"A Remarkable Place to Die" was created by Philly de Lacey with writer John Banas. The directors are Peter Burger, Josh Frizzell, Caroline Bell-Booth, and Charlie Haskell. Philly de Lacey, Henning Kamm, and Sibylle Stellbrink serve as Executive Producers. Recent international series from Screentime New Zealand include "The Gulf", a co-production between Screentime New Zealand, Lippy Pictures and Letterbox Filmproduktion for TV3 and ZDF, and "Straight Forward", a co-production between Screentime New Zealand, Yellow Bird Mastiff, and TVNZ and Viaplay. 

Smart and savvy detective Anais Mallory (Chelsie Preston-Crayford) returns to her hometown, Queenstown, to be met with a series of startlingly different and intriguing homicides amidst the backdrop of past ghosts. Among them are her ex-fiancé Luke (Charles Jazz Terrier), now married to her ex-best friend (Indiana Evans), her brittle, volatile but loving mother (Rebecca Gibney), and a handsome pathologist, alongside a mixed, wildly eclectic, and ever-changing population of tourists and locals that makes challenging investigations even more of a test. However, it's the secrets surrounding her father and sister's deaths that truly draw her back. As she unravels these most personal mysteries, she will set in motion an even more desperate cover-up - one that will ultimately threaten the only family she has left.