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Disney+ takes Niccolò Ammaniti’s Anna around the world in Fremantle deal

Dystopian drama Anna

US-based global streaming service Disney+ has picked up Niccolò Ammaniti’s dystopian drama Anna in a multi-territory deal.

The Italian-language drama was commissioned by European pay TV broadcaster Sky in coproduction with cultural broadcaster Arte France, Italian producer Wildside, Fremantle, The New Life Company and French prodco Kwaï.

Fremantle holds international distribution rights and sealed the deal with Disney+ for the UK and Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

The six-part series will launch on AMC+ in the US on November 18 and several other broadcasters have boarded the series including TV3 Group (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), Cosmote TV and Hellenic (Greece), Go PLC and Melita (Malta), Manoto TV (Middle East & North Africa), Canal+ (Poland), Amedia TV Channels (Russia & CIS), BluTV (Turkey), MOLA TV (Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore), Watcha (Korea) and Videotron (French speaking Canada).

Created and directed by Ammaniti, the series is inspired by the eponymous novel about a ravaged world destroyed by a virus which kills adults but spares children.


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