BBC snaps up ABC’s action-comedy series Born to Spy
Australian distributor ABC Commercial has completed a sale of the new kids’ action-comedy series Born to Spy with the UK’s public broadcaster to air on BBC iPlayer.
Born to Spy (HD 10×30’) is a hilarious spy action-comedy series created by Justine Flynn and produced by the multi award-winning Aquarius Films. The series is taking off around the world with sales already completed in New Zealand (TVNZ) and Sweden (SVT) and several deals being finalised in countries including the US, Asia and Canada.
Born to Spy continues in the tradition of movies and series that kids have always loved striking the perfect balance between comedy and spy-action. Shot in Sydney, Australia the fresh take on a proven concept introduces a dynamic, new, culturally diverse cast that speaks directly to world-wide multi-cultural audiences.
The story focuses on Siblings Yu Na Park and her brother Min whose lives could be described as textbook dull. But everything changes when they uncover the truth: their unremarkable parents are in fact international spies, their family business is a sham and their house hides a state-of-the-art spy headquarters.
Head of ABC Commercial, Jessica Ellis said ‘We are delighted that Born to Spy will be available on BBC iPlayer in the UK and that this thrilling new show is gaining interest around the world as the next hot new kids scripted series and format”. Ellis said, “The 10-part series has been a great success with Australian audiences and now UK viewers will have the chance to enjoy this exciting action-adventure series.”
Born to Spy will premiere on BBC iPlayer on 29 June 2022.
About ABC Commercial
ABC Commercial is responsible for taking the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s screen content, services and brands to the Australian and international marketplace. From our full suite of digital services and traditional businesses, ABC Commercial extends the global reach of the ABC’s bold, compelling and entertaining content across territories and platforms. All revenue generated from our activities is reinvested into the production of the ABC’s high-quality content.
About Aquarius Films
Aquarius Films is an award-winning production company founded by Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford which has built a reputation for bold, female-led projects, diversity both on and off the screen and intelligent, progressive, and inspiring stories. Aquarius produces high-quality films and television series for global audiences that are commercially successful and critically acclaimed.
Film credits include the Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominated Lion, produced in association with See-Saw Films and starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara; Berlin Syndrome, adapted by Shaun Grant, directed by award-winning filmmaker Cate Shortland and starring Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt. Dirt Music, adapted from Tim Winton’s much-loved novel by Jack Thorne, directed by Gregor Jordan and starring Garrett Hedlund, Kelly Macdonald and David Wenham and Wish You Were Here, starring Joel Edgerton and Teresa Palmer, which premiered at Sundance and won two Australian Academy of Cinema and TV (AACTA) Awards, including Best Screenplay and five Film Critics Circle Awards, including Best Film.
Source:Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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