First major territory deals in Europe – North American “Hudson & Rex” series on its way to worldwide success
Cannes, 7 April 2019. Right before hitting the ground for its International Premiere at MIPTV, the North American series Hudson & Rex secures its first major territory sale in Europe. The crime procedural, inspired by one of Europe’s most successful franchise ever, was acquired by Italy’s TV powerhouse RAI for prime time. A second major deal in France is confirmed and the French broadcaster is to be announced soon. Furthermore, a number of high-profile additional territory deals are currently in advanced or final negations.
Hudson & Rex will premiere in Cannes on MIP-Monday, April 8th, 9.30 am, Auditorium K. World Sales are handled by Beta Film, who also sold the original series Rex, a Cop’s Best Friend to 125 territories worldwide.
Hudson & Rex, featuring police detective Charlie Hudson and his hardworking partner, German Shephard Rex, just premiered successfully in North America on CityTV and resonated especially well with younger target groups. The 16xone-hour show is still shooting and is produced by Shaftesbury and Pope Productions for Rogers Media/Citytv in association with Beta Film.
The first English-language adaptation of the well-proven successful European franchise captivates through its canine “kick”, making it highly attractive and easy accessible for an unmatched combination of target groups such as male, female, dog-owners and youngsters. Hudson & Rex, set in St. John’s/Newfoundland, starring John Reardon (The Killing, Van Helsing) as detective Charlie Hudson and Mayko Nguyen (Cracked, Killjoys) as his human partner Dr. Sarah Truong. And always at Charlie's side - former K-9 German Shepherd Rex (Diesel vom Burgimwald, a Canadian Kennel Club Grand Champion).
For further information:
Beta Film GmbHhud
Tel: + 49 89 67 34 69 15
Cell: + 49 170 63 84 627