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Broadcasters around the world prepare for the arrival of The English from BBC

Chaske Spencer and Emily Blunt in The English

Multiple broadcasters and streaming services in Europe, Latin America and Asia have picked up forthcoming epic western drama The English.

Starring Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place) and directed by Hugo Blick (The Honourable Woman), the miniseries has been acquired by French pay TV broadcaster Canal+ in a multi-territory deal, while US-based streaming giant Disney+ has taken rights for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Amazon’s Prime Video has acquired it in the Nordics, while US subscription service HBO Max has signed a pan-territory deal for Central and Eastern Europe, Spain and Portugal.

The English has also been secured by Deutsch Telekom/Magenta TV for Germany, Cosmote in Greece and HBO Max in Latin America. In Asia, meanwhile, it has been bought by Chinese streamer Pumpkin Film and South Korea’s Naver Webtoon.

Commissioned by the BBC, The English will premiere this November on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer in the UK, and then on Prime Video in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is distributed by All3Media International.

The English is produced by Drama Republic and Eight Rooks. Blunt and Blick exec produce alongside Drama Republic’s Greg Brenman (Peaky Blinders, The Honourable Woman) and Mona Qureshi of the BBC. The producer is Colin Wratten (Killing Eve, The Witness for the Prosecution).

The series also stars Chaske Spencer (Wild Indian, Marvel’s Escho) and Stephen Rea (The Shadow Line, The Honourable Woman).

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