Copper, the period drama from New York-based Cineflix Studios, has found its pay-TV home in territories including Latin America, Australia and Iberia.
Fox International Channels (FIC) has sealed a multi-territory deal with Cineflix for the latter’s first original scripted production, which is set in 1860s New York.
As well as the markets mentioned above, the deal includes Italy, Turkey and Africa, a combined total of 53 territories. FIC will be the first-window pay-TV broadcaster of the 10-episode drama and will debut it this fall.
The sale comes after earlier deals for free TV with SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway, Finland’s YLE and RUV in Iceland. Cineflix is making the show with BBC America and Shaw Media’s Showcase in Canada, where it debuts this month.
Copper was created by Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street, St Elsewhere) and Will Rokos (Monster’s Ball, Southland). Co-executive producers include Fontana, Rokos, Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam) and Christina Wayne, (Broken Trail), president of Cineflix Studios.
“Being BBC America’s first scripted commission and Cineflix Studios’ first scripted order, Copper was always going to be special,” said Jason Simms, senior VP of global acquisitions at FIC. “Having the talents of Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson onboard too gives Copper an extra layer of polish and sparkle.”