In addition to HBO Spain, the Spanish-Portuguese drama, produced by Portocabo and SP-i, and distributed by DCD Rights, will premiere on the network in Portugal, Andorra and Portuguese-speaking Africa.
Independent UK based distributor DCD Rights has sold a number of its recently launched drama series to a slew of international broadcasters.
For starters, adding to the announcement of its upcoming premiere on HBO Spain, Spanish-Portuguese drama Dry Water (Auga Seca) will also air on HBO in Portugal, Andorra and Portuguese-speaking Africa.
A Portocabo & SP-i coproduction, with the participation of TVG & RTP, Dry Water is a gripping thriller. When Paulo Duarte is found dead from a gunshot wound in the port of Vigo nobody is convinced by the apparent suicide; neither his bosses, nor the police, nor his sister, Teresa (Guerra). Impatient for answers, Teresa decides to move from Lisbon to Vigo and accept a job in the company her brother was working in. The police also suspect it’s a murder case. This will be the first lead of a case which will soon escalate, uncovering an arms trafficking network operating between Europe and Africa.
In addition, the edgy drama The Hunting, which explores some of the most pressing issues of our time and offering a vital portrait of modern, multicultural Australia, has been acquired by TV4 in Sweden, Ale kino+ in Poland and TVNOW in Germany and German Speaking Europe.
High demand for psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps starring Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey) sees the six-part drama travel to Mediawan in France and French Speaking Europe, TVNZ in New Zealand, TV4 in Sweden, Hot Telecom Israel, YLE Finland, IVI Russia, CIS & Baltic States and Ale kino+ in Poland. This is in addition to the previously announced sales to the UK’s BBC and Sundance Now in North America
Nicky Davies Williams, CEO at DCD Rights, said: “These diverse dramas have one thing in common – a compelling and exhilarating narrative which keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. We are delighted by the international success these dramas have already attracted and the global exposure they will receive.”