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25 November 2021

Threesome sells to UK, Germany and France

Eccho Rights has closed deals with three major European broadcasters for Swedish drama series Threesome. Channel 4 - for its free streaming service, All 4 - in the UK, RTL Passion in Germany and CANAL+ in France have all picked up the Yellow Bird-produced drama, which launched earlier this year on Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viaplay. Winning universal acclaim from critics, THREESOME ranks as the highest scoring Swedish drama ever according to review aggregator kritiker.se.

Telling the story of a young Swedish couple living in London and going through fundamental changes in their once perfect relationship, Threesome stars a young international cast including Matilda Källström, Simon Lööf (Sweden), Lucien Laviscount (UK) and Blue is the Warmest Colour’s Alma Jodorowsky (France). The series is written and directed by Lisa Linnertorp.

“Threesome is a series that speaks straight to the heart. Its themes of insecurity, heartbreak, lust and jealousy are truly universal and have made it hugely appealing to international buyers,” says Lucy Roberts, Director of Sales for Western Europe at Eccho Rights.
10 November 2021

Eccho Rights brings Chrysalis to OSN

Middle Eastern broadcast group OSN has acquired Chrysalis, the hit Turkish Drama series.

Chrysalis, currently airing its second season on Kanal D, is the number one rating series across the entire week in Turkey in the AB commercial demo, winning a very competitive slot on Thursday nights in all categories.

OSN becomes the latest major international media group to acquire the series, and will broadcast and stream the title across the entire MENA region. “We are proud to acquire Chrysalis and to be the first Middle Eastern media group to exclusively broadcast this title across the region. It is a phenomenal hit in Turkey and we are certain our viewers will connect with this reimagined tale of romance. Turkish content is close to the hearts and minds of viewers throughout the Middle East and we are thrilled to add this groundbreaking series to the region’s roster of must watch shows,” says Rolla Karam, SVP Content Acquisition at OSN.
6 October 2021

Eccho Rights teams with LA Productions and Channel 5 in UK

Eccho Rights is partnering with LA Productions and Channel 5 in the UK to co-produce and distribution Compulsion, a 4 x 60 thriller written by Sarah Deane (Moving On, Clink) and directed by Noreen Kershaw (Call the Midwife, Pitching In, Our Girl). Colin McKeown will serve as Executive Producer for LA Productions with Donna Molloy producing. Adam Barth and Nicola Söderlund are Executive Producers for Eccho Rights.

Leading the cast of Compulsion is Leanne Best (Young Wallander, Cold Feet) as Jenny, and Anna Chancellor (Pennyworth, The Watch) as Sasha. The gripping four part series follows paramedic Jenny, who after a fatal train crash develops a gambling addition to try to cope with her PTSD. Heavily in debt to some dangerous people, help arrives in the form of a good Samaritan Sasha, who offers Jenny a way out. However, Sasha has her own agenda, one which will ultimately force Jenny to take the biggest gamble of her life. For her life. Hayley Mills (Pollyanna, Pitching In) also stars as Connie Bertram; a fearsome loan shark who holds Jenny’s fate in her hands.
6 October 2021

Essential Turkish Drama

On Tuesday 5th October, Eccho Rights presented the latest in essential viewing from the world of Turkish Drama, with brand new and returning hit series for the current season, in an upfront session broadcast from our global offices. For those that missed the live broadcast, the full session is now available to view here:

20 September 2021

Eccho Rights to distribute Sürec Film drama series LIAR

We have added Liar, the latest thrilling Turkish Drama series from Sürec Film, to our line up for the autumn season. The series airs on Show TV in Turkey.

When Deniz, a bright and beautiful teacher, is asked out on a date by the father of one of her students, she is nervous but excited. But the morning after the date, Deniz and Mehmet Emir wake up with starkly different feelings; he feels a connection to a woman that he hasn’t felt since his wife tragically passed away. But Deniz tells a very different version of events. So, what happened that night? Nobody knows except Deniz and Mehmet Emir. They each describe the night very differently. They embark on a tense, breathless adventure in pursuit of the truth. All they have to do is prove that the other is lying.

"This is an extraordinary series that grapples with tough issues in an unexpected way, asking difficult moral questions of the viewer,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.
6 September 2021

Eccho Rights to represent two new K Dramas from CJ ENM

Eccho Rights has added two new titles from mother company CJ ENM to its autumn slate, High Class and Hometown.

High Class features Cho Yeo-jeong, star of Oscar-winning movie Parasite, as Song Yeo-wool, a successful lawyer falsely accused of murdering her husband. The accusation sees her ostracised by her peers, and starts to affect her son’s life at his prestigious elementary school. One of the other mothers from the school offers her support, and Yeo-wool’s fortunes look to be lifting, but all is not as it seems…

Hometown is a mystery thriller, following a small town detective whose investigation into a missing child leads him towards finally solving the case of his murdered wife, with a terrorist cell seemingly behind both crimes. The series stars Han Ye-ri, who made her name in Minari, the Golden Globe-winning movie from 2020.
17 August 2021

ECCHO RIGHTS AND WOWOW BRING HONOUR TO JAPAN

Leading Japanese broadcaster WOWOW has acquired hit drama series Honour. Produced by Bigster for Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viaplay, Honour is already one of the most successful Swedish TV exports of all time, and has now sold to more than 60 territories worldwide. The series will occupy one of WOWOW's Premiere slots on its WOWOW On Demand streaming service, where top US and European drama series are showcased exclusively for the Japanese audience.

Debuting in 2019, HONOUR has proven hugely popular both in Sweden and abroad. The series became the first Viaplay Original ever to secure international pre-sales and returned in the spring of 2021 for a well received second season. A third season has been commissioned, to premiere in 2022.
15 July 2021

Legacy the latest Turkish Drama coming to Spain

Legacy will be coming to Spain, thanks to a deal concluded with Spanish media group Atresmedia. This is the latest Turkish Drama acquisition for the broadcast group which has enjoyed enormous success with Turkish series on both thematic channel Nova and on flagship free-to-air channel, Antena 3.

“Spain has really taken to Turkish Drama in the past few years and audiences recognise the strength of writing, acting and production which make these some of the most successful imports we see anywhere on Spanish TV at the moment,” says Barbora Suster, Head of LATAM and Iberia, from Eccho Rights’ Madrid office.