The deal sees Kiev-based FILM.UA granted rights to produce the one-hour drama format, Step Dave across the CIS territories. The license will initially see one new 16-episode version of the series produced for Russia’s Channel 1, to air in 2017. The Russian adaptation, which recently wrapped filming in Kiev, stars Natalya Nozdrina and Stas Tikunov in the lead roles. Additional format options have also been signed with Content Factory (Hungary), Merlin Productions (France and French-speaking territories) and Kapa Studios (Greece).
Step Dave was originally produced by all3media sister company South Pacific Pictures for TV2, New Zealand, where two seasons have now successfully aired (26 x one-hour in total). All3media International has shipped both original seasons of Step Dave to Australia (Nine Network) and Latvia (SIA Media).