Documentary series AFP: Australian Federal Police, sold to NZ

09 May, 2011 by Brendan Swift

Documentary series AFP: Australian Federal Police will make its international debut in New Zealand later this month following its sale to TV3 NZ.

The second series, produced by Zapruder’s other Films, debuted last month on the Nine Network to strong ratings. It was the second highest rating show among people aged 25 to 54 in capital cities, attracting an audience of 577,000, according to OzTam.


“The stories in this series have universal appeal, revealing the extraordinary work police do that we never normally see” executive producer Andrew Denton said in a statement. “So I’m delighted AFP will screen on TV3.”

The series was produced over three years in eight countries and attempts to give viewers a behind-the-scenes view of Australia’s peak law enforcement agency. It will screen in New Zealand on May 17.

Zapruder’s is currently co-producing its first feature film with Distracted Media, The Tunnel, which will be available for free download. The company, which is also run by executives Anita Jacoby and Peter Thompson, has created several recent TV series including Gruen Nation, The Gruen Transfer Series 3 and Hungry Beast Series 2.