November 13, 2017
By Rachel Ho
Leading independent distributor all3media international has secured a host of sales for The Forge’s much-anticipated period thriller The Miniaturist, it announced, as broadcasters in Europe, Australia and Asia secure the three-part drama.
Based on the award-winning novel by Jessie Burton, one of the fastest-selling debut novels of the last decade, The Miniaturist is a haunting, sumptuous thriller commissioned by the BBC and co-produced with Masterpiece, USA in association with all3media international and Lemaise Pictures. The show will premiere on BBC One this December.
Since its launch at MIPCOM, where all3media international hosted a packed screening as part of the market’s official programme, the drama has now been picked up in Europe by SVT (Sweden), Spain’s Comunidad Filmin ITI, Neovision (Poland) and VRT (Flemish speaking Belgium), alongside a UK DVD/Video deal with Dazzler Media. Further acquisitions have been signed with BBC First in Australia for an initial window. Masterpiece/ PBS has the show for the USA.
In addition, international entertainment company Viasat World has also taken the drama to spearhead its new EPIC DRAMA channel – commenting on the acquisition, Karin Heijink, VP Content and Product at Viasat World, said: “We are delighted to expand our partnership with all3media and make Epic Drama the exclusive home of this must-see drama series in our territories. Expert content curators, we are resolute in our mission to secure the rights to the very best quality drama series to fulfil our lavish channel proposition, and this title is the perfect fit.”