Netflix buys another Oz show
Netflix has bought US, UK and Ireland rights to Gristmill Productions’ mockumentary series Little Lunch.
The deal was negotiated by the international distributor, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, which also sold the 26 x 15’ series to TVO in Canada and TVB in Hong Kong.
Based on the books written by Danny Katz, the show set in a primary school playground at snack time premiered on ABC3 in May and had 997,000 views on iview.
Director/producer Wayne Hope said, “We’re thrilled that the seemingly small stakes of the playground resonated so widely. Thankfully, the anxieties around having the wrong costume on dress- up-day or a weird snack in your lunch box are universally funny.”
Roadshow will launch Hope’s debut feature, Now Add Honey, a comedy starring Robyn Butler, Portia de Rossi and Hamish Blake, on November 5.
Last month Netflix bought comedy series Small Time Gangster , produced by Boilermaker Pty Ltd in partnership with Burberry Productions, for the UK, Australia and New Zealand, with more territories to be announced.
Among the streaming giant’s earlier acquisitions were No Roles for Sam’s SBS documentary Unplanned America in North America and Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice’s CGI animated comedy Bottersnikes and Gumbles.