‘Lambs of God’ Photo credit: Mark Rogers.
Lingo Pictures’ Lambs of God now ranks as one of Australian TV’s most successful drama exports.
The UK-based distributor Sky Vision has sold the Jeffrey Walker-directed miniseries adapted by Sarah Lambert from Marele Day’s novel to broadcasters in 46 territories.
Among the buyers are HBO Nordic in Spain, RTL Television in Germany and Switzerland, Norway’s AMedia, Sky New Zealand and South Korea’s Chu.U. Deals with the US and UK are said to be in deep negotiation.
The drama, which stars Essie Davis, Jessica Barden and Ann Dowd as nuns on a secluded, remote island who kidnap priest Father Ignatius (Sam Reid), has delivered the best overnight ratings for a drama on Fox Showcase since May 2018.
The cast includes John Bell as a bishop, Damon Herriman as Father Bob, Daniel Henshall as the local cop and Kate Mulvany as Ignatius’ troubled sister. The producers are Lingo Pictures’ Jason Stephens, Elisa Argenzio and Lambert.
Leona Connell, director of sales at Sky Vision, said: “Lambs of God is a brooding, Gothic series that will really get under the skin of viewers around the world. They will be able to enjoy this beautifully produced, uniquely distinctive piece of drama.”