UK, US deals for A Place to Call Home
The first three series of Seven Productions’ A Place to Call Home will screen in the UK on BBC Two.
That follows a deal announced at Mipcom whereby the period drama is screening in the US on streaming service Acorn TV, which will be followed by DVD and syndication on public TV stations.
The BBC deal was announced today by Seven and Endemol Worldwide Distribution.
Foxtel commissioned a further two series, each of 10 episodes, of the period drama after Seven announced in June it would not proceed after series 2 because the show skews to an older demographic.
RLJ Entertainment bought North American rights and the first season has launched on Acorn TV.
Created by Bevan Lee (Packed to the Rafters, Always Greener, Winners & Losers), the show stars Marta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst, Brett Climo, Abby Earl, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, Aldo Mignone, Craig Hall, Frankie J. Holden and David Berry.
Seven’s director of production Brad Lyons said, “A Place to Call Home is a world class period drama series created by a first class cast and creative team, and we are delighted that UK and US audiences will be given a chance to enjoy it. “
The network also confirmed season 5 of Winners & Losers will begin production early in 2015. This year the show averaged a combined audience of 1.56 million viewers in the metro and regional areas, ranked as the fourth most popular local drama on commercial TV.