Viacom’s UK network Channel 5 and TF1 in France are among the raft of international broadcasters that have signed up to attend A+E Networks’ Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.
The international sales arm of the U.S. cable broadcaster has sold the two-hour TV movie, which will air on Lifetime on May 13, to a number of international networks. In addition to C5 and TF1, Canada’s Corus, Australia’s Seven Network, Spain’s Atres, New Zealand’s Sky and Benelux’s SBS have picked it up. It will also air on A+E Networks’ Lifetime channel across Latin America and Asia.
The drama sees Murray Fraser play the British prince, while Parisa Fitz-Henley stars as Suits actress Meghan Markle. The film chronicles the courtship and love story between the beloved prince and his new fiancée and will examine the history of Prince Harry and Markle from the moment they met after being set up by friends, through their initial courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps and ultimately the intense global media attention surrounding their relationship and Meghan’s life as a divorced American actress.
The global deals were unveiled by Richard Tulk-Hart, Managing Director, International Content Distribution + Co-productions, A+E Networks, ahead of Mip TV, where the company will be looking to close further deals.
“We are excited with the overwhelming enthusiasm among international buyers for our newest TV movie,” said Tulk-Hart. “As we look to increase the volume of productions made available to our international clients, successes like this help guide our creative for the future to fill the needs of our broadcast partners.”