Red Arrow Studios International has scored a pan-Latin American deal with Spiral International where Pay TV provider DIRECTV Latin America will air the epic period drama ‘Death and Nightingales’ (3 x 60’), covering Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, through OnDIRECTV channel, including its over-the-top (OTT) service DIRECTV GO. The series will debut on the service on March 16th.
Based on Eugene McCabe’s modern Irish classic novel, ‘Death and Nightingales’ is adapted and directed by Allan Cubitt (‘The Fall’) and produced by The Imaginarium and Soho Moon Pictures for BBC Two (UK).
‘Death and Nightingales’ is produced by Jonathan Cavendish (‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’, ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’) and features an all-star cast including Golden Globe nominee and Emmy award-winner Matthew Rhys (‘The Americans’, ‘The Post’), Jamie Dornan (The ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy, ‘The Fall’) and rising new talent, Ann Skelly (‘Kissing Candice’, ‘The Red Rock’).
Bo Stehmeier, President, Red Arrow Studios International said: “Following the strong reception to ‘Death and Nightingales’ in the UK, we’re thrilled that audiences in Latin America will soon be able to enjoy this haunting and compelling drama series. We’re confident this authentic portrayal of rural life in 19th century Ireland, coupled with its flawed, intriguing characters, will captivate local audiences from beginning to end.”
Zasha Robles, Executive Producer and Managing Director at Spiral International added: “We’re delighted to have secured this deal with DIRECTV Latin America for 'Death and Nightingales’ and are confident the series’ top-class production values, exceptional cast and gripping narrative will make it a huge hit with audiences across Latin America.”
“We’re very pleased to add D&N to our line-up as it features a finely crafted story with a stellar cast led by Jamie Dornan, Matthew Rhys and Ann Skelly,” stated Willard Tressel, General Manager of OnDIRECTV. He added, “the series is pure entertainment but also holds a cautionary tale, as Allan Cubitt says (series creator), about going back to a divided past. Though set in the 1880s, then, this series is quite contemporary.”