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Eccho Rights takes Channel 5’s Desperate Measures to Series Mania

Swedish distributor Eccho Rights will launch pre-sales for Channel 5 crime drama Desperate Measures at Series Mania in Lille next week.

Amanda Abbington

Produced by Clapperboard in association with Eccho Rights, the series is currently in production ahead of a debut later this year on the ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster.

Desperate Measures, which sees a mother stage a heist to save her troubled son, is executive produced by Mike Benson and Julie Ryan for Clapperboard and Adam Barth and Nicola Söderlund for Eccho.

Helen Ostler (The Last Kingdom) is producer on the series, which stars Amanda Abbington (Mr Selfridge, Sherlock) and Warren Brown (The Responder, Trigger Point, Strike Back). Anthony Philipson (Our Girl) is the director.

The show was ordered for C5 by Sebastian Cardwell, deputy chief content officer UK at Paramount.

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