Sky is rolling out its new series The Last Panthers simultaneously to its 21 million subscribers in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. The move, while not quite as impactful as the binge viewing pioneered by SVOD giant Netflix, does at least show the benefits of being a multi-territory operation following the merger of Sky’s European operations under one umbrella last November.
The six-part series is a co-production with Canal Plus, which will air the show in France. The first episode will air at 21.00 GMT on November 12. The Last Panthers is directed by Johan Renck (Bloodline, Breaking Bad) and features a title track written and performed by David Bowie. The series originated as an idea from French journalist Jerome Pierrat and the screenplay is written by the UK’s Jack Thorne. Haut et Court TV (The Returned) and Warp Films (This Is England) developed and co-produced the series with worldwide distribution handled by Studio Canal and Sky Vision.
Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim, Goran Bogdan and John Hurt star in the drama, which follows a daring group of diamond thieves across Europe.