Stan sews up ongoing rights to Sherlock in Australia
Stan and BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) have signed an exclusive licensing agreement that will see Sherlock season four, and any future seasons and specials, premiere exclusively on Stan simultaenous with the worldwide premiere.
Season four of Sherlock consists of three new feature-length episodes and will premiere later this year. The first trailer for the new season was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend (see above), teasing the addition of Toby Jones (Captain America, Berberian Sound Studio), who joins the cast this season as a new villain.
Sherlock producer Sue Vertue said she was "thrilled to be partnering with Stan on series four. They’ve been a very supportive partner for Sherlock in Australia and we look forward to working with them on the forthcoming season.”
Stan’s Chief Content Officer Nick Forward said: “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride has been one of Stan’s most successful exclusive premieres ever. We are thrilled to extend our partnership with BBC Worldwide ANZ, making Stan the home of Sherlock, and we are looking forward to bringing every new episode of Sherlock to Australian fans first and exclusively on Stan.”
BBC Worldwide ANZ Director of Content Sales Irene Read said: “It’s fantastic news to have agreed on an exclusive deal for one of our major franchises on Stan, enabling fans to watch the latest Sherlock as soon it becomes available and enjoy the complete catalogue whenever they want.”
Sherlock has been sold to over 240 territories across the world.