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26 January 2023

The Inheritance green lit

Channel 5 has green lit the four-part primetime thriller The Inheritance (4 x 60 min), which is set to begin filming on the 30th of January 2023 in Ireland. Produced by Lonesome Pine Productions and Peer Pressure, in association with Eccho Rights, The Inheritance follows the story of three siblings, Daniel, Sian and Chloe, who are left reeling after the unexpected death of their father, Dennis. When it turns out they are not left anything in the will, they embark on a dangerous journey to figure out whether his death was truly a tragic accident, or whether it was in fact murder.

The three siblings will be portrayed by Robert James Collier (Downtown Abbey), Gaynor Faye (Coronation St) and Jemima Rooper (The Girlfriend Experience) alongside Larry Lamb (EastEnders) as their father, Dennis. Kevin Whately (Inspector Lewis) and Samantha Bond (Downtown Abbey) will also feature.

The complexity and twists and turns of this brilliant family drama excited us enormously. Familiar characters coupled with the nightmare scenario of a long counted-on inheritance suddenly evaporating is something that will strike a nerve with all of us! We are delighted to be working alongside a great variety of international partners to bring it to life” said Adam Barth, Director of Co-productions, Acquisitions, and Development, Eccho Rights.
25 January 2023

OGM Titles licensed to Spain & Chile

New deals have been concluded for Golden Boy and Chrysalis during Content Americas in Miami.

Atresmedia has acquired Golden Boy for Spain, the latest title from Turkey for the broadcast group that first introduced Turkish drama to the Spanish market in 2018. José Antonio Salso, Head of Acquisitions & International Sales of Atresmedia: “Golden Boy is a hugely exciting title, and we can’t wait to bring it to our viewers in Spain - we are dedicated to bringing only the best premium dramas to our channels and Golden Boy is without doubt the top title from Turkey this season."

In Chile, Mega – the leading broadcast station - another channel at the forefront of Turkish drama’s global explosion in the past decade - has picked up both Golden Boy and Chrysalis. Manuela Velasco, Head of Acquisitions of Mega “At Mega we are proud of our position as leading broadcasters of Turkish series in the LATAM region, and we are delighted to add two more premium titles that will bring many moments of unmissable drama to our audiences."

“Golden Boy has been an astonishing success, with ratings exceeding anything we’ve seen for years in Turkey. Meanwhile Chrysalis has been consistently at the top of the viewing charts across 3 seasons and more than 60 weeks of broadcast. We are excited to see these titles continue to flourish througout the Spanish speaking world,” says Barbora Suster, Head of Latin America and Iberia at Eccho Rights.
20 January 2023

Desperate Measures pre-sold worldwide

Channel 5 drama Desperate Measures, produced by Clapperboard, has been acquired by SBS Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, while in Europe, Virgin Media Television Ireland, TV4 in Sweden and MTV3 in Finland have all licensed the 4-part show.

Amanda Abbington (Sherlock, Mr Selfridge) stars as Rowan, a diligent, hardworking single mother who turns to a daring heist in an attempt to save her son from a local drug lord. Alongside Abington, Desperate Measures stars Warren Brown (The Responder, Trigger Point) Sunetra Sarker (Casualty, Ackley Bridge) and Francis Magee (Game of Thrones).

“Though the lengths to which Rowan goes are quite extraordinary, this is a story of a mother doing whatever it takes to protect her son; a truly universal theme that audiences anywhere can relate to,” says Lucy Roberts, Director of Sales, Western Europe at Eccho Rights.

The action thriller is set for premiere in Q1 2023 in the UK.
17 January 2023

Golden Boy sold to over 30+ countries

The hit Turkish Drama series Golden Boy, produced by OGM Pictures, has sold to more than 30 countries in 3 months since its launch at MIPCOM in October 2022.

Latest sales territories include Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovena and Montenegro (Nova TV), North Macedonia (Kanal 5), Georgia (Imedi TV) and Romania (Antena 1/Happy Channel). Immediately following its launch, the series was licensed to 23 territories throughout the MENA region through MBC Group, while several more deals have been completed.

Since first airing on Star TV in September 2022, Golden Boy has topped the ratings chart each week in Turkey. By December it was established as the most watched drama of the year, with the top 5 highest television audiences of 2022 all belonging to the series.

“It is years since we have seen anything like this performance from a drama series in Turkey, so it is no surprise that the interest among international buyers is especially high for this amazing title," says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama.
16 December 2022

As Long As We Live nominated for Nordisk Film & TV Fond prize

We are delighted to share the news that As Long As We Live has been nominated for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize 2023. Aníta Briem, who wrote the screenplay, as well as leading the cast, has been nominated for the prize, for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series. The award will be presented at Gothenburg Film Festival's TV Drama Vision.

As Long As We Live, which also stars Martin Wallström (Mr Robot, Beck), is an Icelandic-Swedish co-production from producers Glassriver for Stod 2 (Iceland) and Cmore (Sweden). The relationship drama is currently in post-production and will debut in 2023.
24 November 2022

Granite Harbour Premier

It's now just a week until the premiere of the brand new BBC drama Granite Harbour! Produced by La Productions and Dopamine, in association with Eccho Rights, this three part series will air on BBC Scotland and BBC Iplayer from next Thursday, and BBC one from Friday 2nd December.

Arriving in Aberdeen to train as a detective on the DUO Commonality Scheme, ex-RMP officer Davis Lindo sets his sights on impressing his superiors in the North Eastern Police. Despite never having set foot in Scotland before, Lindo is raring to go - a fresh start, away from familial issues in Jamaica, and away from a life he’s keen to forget. However, when a high-profile figure is found dead on Davis’ first day on the job, he finds himself thrown in the deep end, getting a harsh dose of reality.
16 November 2022

Eccho Rights collaborates with Kanal 7 on Redemption

Premiering next Monday, we are thrilled to announce Redemption, our latest collaboration with Kanal 7 and Karamel Yapim in Turkey. From the creators of international smash hit daily drama series Legacy and The Promise, Redemption is a story of finding love in an impossible and unlikely place. The series follows Orhun, who after finding out his beloved sister has been murdered while volunteering abroad, is on a revenge mission. But his mission becomes complicated when he meets the woman behind his sister’s death, Hira…
12 November 2022

Eccho Rights to represent Forever Together

A brand new title launching at MIP Cancun, Forever Together, is the latest title produced by TMC Film. The romantic comedy-drama premiered on Show TV the 6th of November with Eccho Rights handling the distribution.

Forever Together tells the story of Selma and Mihran, who were born in the same village at the same time. A wise old man, Setrak, foretells that they are meant to share the same destiny: ”They will love each other deeply, but something terrible will happen, and they will part ways,” he says. Years pass by, Selma and Mihran grow up, and they really do fall in love. The two are engaged to be married but before their wedding day, a fire breaks out, in which Mihran loses his house. Selma is blamed for starting the fire, and just as in the prophesy, the couple break up. Seven years later they cross paths again. Will they fall in love all over or will the secrets of their past prove too difficult to overcome?