From Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s All3Media-backed Unstoppable Film & Television, the thriller was produced in association with All3Media International for the U.K.’s Channel 5, where earlier this year it exceeded the ViacomCBS channel’s slot average by 144 percent.
The deal with AMC Network’s Sundance Now and Acorn TV streaming services will see The Drowning broadcast simultaneously on both platforms across the U.S. and South America beginning May 6. Acorn TV will offer the series in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, while Sundance Now is available in the U.S. and Canada.
The Drowning also featured in a drama package acquisition by C More Entertainment, which picked up the show for Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The deal also includes The Deceived, Blood, Mrs. Wilson, Strangers and The Sounds.
Further deals for The Drowning include a digital rights acquisition by Sky Network Television for New Zealand and a TV/SVOD agreement by Hellenic Telecommunications for Greece. Dazzler Media has also secured DVD rights for the U.K. and Ireland.
Written by Tim Dynevor (Emmerdale), The Drowning is directed by Carolina Giammetta (Vera) and produced by Mary McCarthy. Executive producers are Noel Clarke (Bulletproof), Jason Maza (Bulletproof), Alexandra Stone and Catriona McKenzie. It is created by Francesca Brill (Cuckoo, The Bait) and Luke Watson (Britannia, Ripper Street). Sebastian Cardwell serves as the commissioning editor for Channel 5.