U.S. SVOD Service Sundance Now Picks Up Rachel Griffiths-Fronted Australian Drama ‘Dead Lucky’

SVOD service Sundance Now has picked up Australian drama Dead Lucky starring Six Feet Under and Brothers & Sisters star Rachel Griffiths from distributor DRG.

The AMC Networks-backed streaming service will air the four-part drama in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and German speaking territories in Europe. The series is complex thriller about two feuding detectives hunting a cop killer who is leaving a trail of broken lives across Sydney. Grace and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny star Yoson An and The Bronx Bull’s Mojean Aria star alongside Griffiths.

The series is produced by fledgling Australian producer Subtext Pictures, set up by House Husbands and Water Rats producers Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt. The show, which has been backed by Screen Australia and Create NSW, will air on Australian public broadcaster SBS in July. The show was picked up by Aurelie de Troyer, VP of global acquisitions and co-productions, Sundance Now.

Jan Diedrichsen, general manager, SundanceTV and Sundance Now, said, “The Sundance brand is synonymous with great storytelling, and Dead Lucky is sure to appeal to Sundance Now’s discerning subscriber base, who come to the service for high-quality original content from around the globe.”

DRG will be hoping for further sales at Mip TV, which kicks off this weekend in Cannes. Elin Thomas, DRG’s EVP of Sales added, “Sundance Now, with its focus on original series with captivating stories and cinematic production values, is the perfect home for Dead Lucky. Building on its principals’ heritage, Subtext has created a thrilling and absorbing drama, packed with an exciting and diverse cast in which audiences will readily invest: we are excited with this first major deal and to be able to now share this recently completed series with buyers in Cannes.”

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