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Sundance, SBS call up The Bureau S5

S5 of spy thriller The Bureau debuted in France on Canal+

AMC Networks-owned cablenet Sundance and Australian pubcaster SBS are among a host of broadcasters to acquire season five of spy thriller series The Bureau from Paris-based distributor Federation Entertainment.

Coproduced by Federation and French prodco The Oligarchs Productions (TOP), the latest run of The Bureau premiered on French pay TV network Canal+ last week.

In addition to Sundance in the US, Canada and UK and SBS in Australia, S5 has also been acquired by Rialto in New Zealand; RTBF, VRT and BeTV in Belgium; Sweden’s SVT; Hungary’s MTVA; LNK in Lithuania; Norway’s NRK; and YLE in Finland.

Federation added that networks in Spain, Italy, Russia, Poland and Denmark are also in talks regarding the new season.

Meanwhile, ProSiebenSat.1-owned platform Joyn Plus+ in Germany and Taiwan’s Joint Entertainment have picked up all five seasons of The Bureau (50×52′).

In addition, Federation said negotiations are “well underway” for remakes of the series in countries including the US and South Korea.

The Bureau is created by Éric Rochant, Jacques Audiard, Anna Novion, Samuel Collardey and Mathieu Kassovitz. Rochant exec produces with Alex Berger.

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