The UK distributor announced the Spanish-Portuguese drama was acquired by IVI for its feed in 15 countries across Russia, CIS and the Baltics, ahead of Miptv, where it will introduce its second season.

Leading UK-based distributor DCD Rights announced today in a pre-Miptv deal that the first series of the premium drama Dry Water, starring Victoria Guerra, has been acquired by IVI for its feed of 15 countries across Russia, CIS and the Baltics.

The deal was brokered by James Anderson, Sales Manager at DCD Rights. The first series of the drama was previously picked up in Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Portuguese-speaking Africa.

Miptv will also see DCD Rights launch a brand-new, (8 x 60’) second season of the ratings-winning Spanish/Portguese drama, co-production produced by Portocabo and SPi with the participation of RTP, HBO Spain & Portugal and TVG Galicia.

A gripping drama of revenge and murder, the second series of Dry Water takes up the story after the shocking end to the first series and stars, alongside Victoria Guerra (Casanova Variations, Wilde Wedding), Monti Castiñeiras (Néboa, Fariña/Cocaine Coast), Sergio Pazos (Caiga Quien Caiga, Serramoura) and Adriano Luz (Mysteries Of Lisbon, Night Train to Lisbon).

Nicky Davies Williams, CEO at DCD Rights, said: “Dry Water is a prestige drama jointly created by two of the leading producers in Southern Europe with the support of their public broadcasters, along with HBO. This unique creative and financial arrangement has facilitated the production of a premium drama series which highlights the talent of the region to global viewers. As we go into Miptv we are delighted to announce further international sales of the first series and look forward to launching series two to our clients at the market.”

The second series of Dry Water (8 x 60’) sees a traumatized Teresa pick up Fran’s investigation into the Galdóns. She’s certain that Mauro, the family patriarch, has ties to arms trafficking – but how to prove it? Meanwhile, Mauro – with Lázaro’s help – desperately seeks revenge for his son’s murder, coming into further conflict with the police as a result. As each pursuit comes to a head in the present, Teresa unexpectedly finds herself digging deeper into the past, and a moment that ties Mauro and Lázaro to the death of her father, Joâo.