14 FEB 2020

KESHET COMPLETES RAFT OF SALES FOR “THE TRIAL OF CHRISTINE KEELER”

Keshet International announced a raft of sales deals for the star-studded BBC One period drama, which has just completed its premiere run to rave reviews in the United Kingdom.

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Keshet International announced a raft of sales deals for the star-studded BBC One period drama “The Trial of Christine Keeler,” which has just completed its premiere run to rave reviews in the United Kingdom.

In Australia, the company has sold the first broadcast window rights to the premium drama channel BBC First, with Australia’s national broadcaster ABC taking the second window. BBC First has also picked up in the first window rights for Amanda Coe’s retelling of the “Profumo Affair” in Benelux and Africa, with Keshet selling the second window rights in the Netherlands to Dutch public service broadcaster NPO. 

Meanwhile in Spain, Keshet International has completed a deal with the female-skewing Cosmo TV, which showcases acquired scripted television and film, for the first window rights of “The Trial of Christine Keeler”. n the UK, Acorn Media International has acquired the home video rights for this six-part series; with KI also selling the home video and digital rights for both Australia and New Zealand to ABC’s Home Entertainment division.

Written by BAFTA award-winning novelist and screenwriter Amanda Coe and starring James Norton, Sophie Cookson, Emilia Fox, Ellie Bamber and Ben Miles, “The Trial of Christine Keeler” brings one of the most controversial political sex scandals of modern times up to date with a contemporary rendition of the infamous “Profumo Affair”. 

“It’s been an honour bringing this stunning drama to market, and it’s no surprise that many partners came on board early, ahead of the series’ debut on BBC One. By retelling this scandal from Christine’s perspective for the first time, this compelling period piece feels relevant and so very contemporary, despite depicting real-life events from nearly six decades ago,”  said Keren Shahar, COO and President of Distribution at Keshet International.

This compelling period piece feels relevant and so very contemporary, despite depicting real-life events from nearly six decades ago” Keren Shahar COO and President of Distribution at Keshet International