London – Independent distributor all3media International and comedy entertainment specialist 2le media have signed an exclusive first look deal, it was announced as the new partnership’s first project, Asylum, prepares to make its global debut.

UK-based producer 2le Media was founded in 2011 by Michael Livingstone, whose production credits include the BAFTA-nominated Star Stories, and Tom Thostrup, who has produced two series of the BAFTA-nominated Facejacker. Through the new collaboration, all3media International will be granted first look rights to future 2le media productions for an undisclosed term.

The first 2le media project to launch to the international market will be the new 3 x 30’ drama comedy series Asylum, produced for BBC4 as part of BBC’s Taking Liberties season. The show stars Ben Miller (Primeval, Death In Paradise, Johnny English, Dr Who, Armstrong and Miller Show) as Dan Hern, a serious, self-important egotist and former GCHQ Analyst, holed up in a fictional Central-American embassy in London facing extradition for leaking classified CIA documents. Plans by Rafael – the enterprising son of the Ambassador of El Rico (Kayvan Novak) to liven up the Embassy Ball bring forth childish hacker Ludo Backslash (Demri-Burns) – another fugitive seeking exile.