ABC Commercial has sold the award-winning indigenous Australian drama Redfern Now (12 x 60 mins) to France’s national public broadcaster France Télévisions.
Following its successful run on ABC TV in Australia, the deal includes seasons 1 and 2 of the acclaimed drama, with France TV securing the broadcast rights for three years. The series will begin airing on France O and France Outre-Mer 1ère later this year.
Featuring an all-star indigenous Australian cast, including Deborah Mailman (Mabo, The Sapphires), Dean Daley-Jones (Toomelah, Mad Bastards), Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires), Jimi Bani (Mabo, The Straits), Shari Sebbens (The Sapphires), Wayne Blair (Cleverman) and Kelton Pell (Cloudstreet, The Circuit), each season follows six powerful stories of inner-city indigenous life, written and directed by some of Australia’s most celebrated indigenous creatives.
“Redfern Now has long been lauded here in Australia for its true-to-life storytelling, world-class indigenous cast and acclaimed creative team,” said Jessica Ellis, head of content sales and distribution for ABC Commercial. “We’re thrilled to be working with France TV to bring this award-winning Australian drama series to French-speaking audiences.”
Redfern Now is a Blackfella Films production, in association with ABC TV, Screen Australia and Screen NSW. Directed by Rachel Perkins, Catriona McKenzie, Wayne Blair, Leah Purcell, Adrian Russell Wills and Beck Cole, the series was produced by Darren Dale and Miranda Dear, with Sally Riley serving as ABC executive producer and Jimmy McGovern as story producer.