LONDON (21 January 2016) — Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced that it has sold the highly anticipated US adaptation of acclaimed drama Mad Dogs to over 140 countries around the world ahead of the series debut on Amazon in the US, UK and Germany tomorrow.
Across Europe, Movistar+ picked up the series in Spain and MTG acquired the show for Viaplay in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Other territories include Finland (Nelonen), Belgium (Telenet), Turkey (D-Smart) as well as AXN in Central Eastern Europe.
OSN picked up the series for the Middle East, Mnet will show it across Africa, and Sky bought the drama in New Zealand. Across Asia, buyers include pan-regional SVOD platform HOOQ covering the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and India; as well as Viacom’s Colors Infinity in India.
“Mad Dogs has been a huge hit in the UK and there is clearly an equally high appetite for the US series,” said Keith LeGoy, President, International Distribution at Sony Pictures Television. “Mad Dogs is a high end drama with real global appeal and brings together exceptional talent both on and off screen. Sony Pictures Television has long been producing ambitious, acclaimed and award-winning dramas which sit perfectly on traditional linear channels and new platforms – as demonstrated by the range of partners we have around the world.”
Based on the format created by Cris Cole for Left Bank Pictures and British Sky Broadcasting Limited, Mad Dogs is produced by Left Bank Pictures, MiddKid Productions and Amazon Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Mad Dogs tells the story of a group of 40 something underachievers who gather in Belize to celebrate the retirement of one of their friends. A series of dramatic events unfold, exposing dark secrets, a web of lies, deception and murder. The series stars Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line, Murder By Numbers), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, Goodfellas), Romany Malco (The Forty-Year-Old Virgin, Weeds), Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club, Treme) and Billy Zane (Titanic, Twin Peaks). Executive producers are Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Last Resort), Cris Cole (The Good Times Are Killing Me, Mad Dogs UK), Marney Hochman (Last Resort), Andy Harries (Strike Back, Mad Dogs UK), Suzanne Mackie (Kinky Boots, Mad Dogs UK) and Charles McDougall (The Good Wife, The Office).
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