Mipcom: SundanceTV Global Takes 'Romper Stomper' Series for Asia, Europe, Latin America
Geoffrey Wright adapted his own cult 1992 film about Australian skinheads for the limited series.
SundanceTV Global has snatched up multiple territories for Romper Stomper, a new Australian drama series based on the cult film of the same name. The original 1992 film was the break-out feature for Russell Crowe.
Geoffrey Wright, who wrote and directed the feature film about Nazi skinheads in Melbourne who target local Vietnamese immigrants, co-wrote and co-directed the six-part series. The Romper Stomper series stars David Wenham (Top of the Lake), Sophie Lowe (The Returned), Jacqueline McKenzie (The 4400) and Toby Wallace (Neighbours). The series picks up years after the events of the film and follows a new generation of Aussie skinheads targeting young Muslims.
SundanceTV Global picked up rights to Romper Stomper from world sales group DCD Rights for Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and both North and Sub-Saharan Africa. The deal also includes Dutch-speaking Benelux and the Iberia region. Australian network Stan will premiere Romper Stomper down under.
In a separate deal with DCD Rights, SundanceTV Global also picked up multiple territories for the second season of Irish legal drama Striking Out. DCD has pre-sold the series, which features Amy Huberman as Tara Rafferty, a crack lawyer who leaves her prestigious firm to set up her own practice specializing in family and divorce law, to Finnish broadcaster YLE. The series airs on RTE in Ireland.
DCD Rights will be screening both series for buyers at the Mipcom TV market in Cannes next month.