Canal Plus Acquires Canadian Cop Drama 'Cracked'


TORONTO – French pay TV group Canal Plus has acquired the Canadian police procedural Cracked as part of a deal with German sales outfit Beta Film.

The French TV deal follows the White Pines Pictures drama, which stars Stefanie von Pfetten (Battlestar Galactica) and David Sutcliffe, last week debuting on the CBC in Canada.

Canal Plus will air the Canadian cop drama on the newly-branded free-to-air channel D8.

Beta Film also sold a French pay TV window to NBCU property TV Channel 13 Rue Universal.

The character-driven drama about cops and psychiatric nurses looking for the bad guy in the world of the emotionally disturbed was shopped at MIPCOM by Beta Film’s Oliver Bachert.

Beta Film has sold a host of other Canadian dramas, including Copper and The Borgias.

White Pines president Peter Raymont, Tracey Forbes and Janice Dawe share the executive producer credits on Cracked, which was earlier sold to Quebec TV channel Series+.

Beta Film has the international rights to the Canadian cop drama, while Carrie Stein at Entertainment One is shopping the series into the U.S. market.

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