Media Release: Cineflix Rights closes further international deals for Whitstable Pearl, takes distribution rights to second season of hit drama

November 29, 2021

Cineflix Rights has signed deals with Sky Italia, NHK Japan, BBC Worldwide (Benelux), and NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer for Universal TV in Africa for cozy crime procedural Whitstable Pearl. A second season of the drama, which airs on AMC Networks’ Acorn TV platforms in the US and UK, has recently been greenlit and will also be distributed by Cineflix Rights.

Whitstable Pearl (6X45’, Buccaneer Media for AMC Networks’ Acorn TV, US and UK) is set in the beautiful English seaside town of Whitstable, home to Pearl Nolan (Kerry Godliman, Derek, After Life), who divides her time between serving up tasty seafood delicacies in her restaurant and solving the crimes, debauchery, and murder regularly brought in by the tide. Alongside Pearl is DI Mike McGuire (Howard Charles, The Musketeers) as her on-off rival and love interest.

Based on Julie Wassmer’s much-loved novels, the series is created and written by iconic Norwegian filmmaker, Øystein Karlsen (Exit, Dag, Lilyhammer) and produced by Buccaneer Media, the award-winning company behind global hit detective series Marcella, and Irvine Welsh’s Crime, which recently launched to critical acclaim on BritBox.

James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights said: “Whitstable Pearl has been a great success in the US and UK, and we’re delighted to be acquiring the second season for worldwide distribution. These latest deals in Europe, Asia, and Africa further demonstrate the show’s strong international appeal, and we’ve already secured pre-sales for Season 2 across the Nordic region with more deals in the pipeline.”


For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights): / +44 (0) 7789 981561

About Cineflix Rights 
Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor for broadcasters and streamers worldwide with a catalogue of premium scripted series and movies as well as high quality factual programming from some of the world’s most creative producers.  

Our growing scripted slate includes the International Emmy®-winning Israeli espionage series Tehran for Apple TV+; Irvine Welsh’s Crime, the acclaimed author’s riveting adaptation of his best-selling novel for BritBox; French thriller Rebecca, an Official Selection at Séries Mania 2021; Acorn TV’s cozy crime procedural Whitstable Pearl; award-winning Israeli police corruption series Manayek; supernatural cult sensation Wynonna Earp; Berlinale Series 2020 Official Selection Happily Married; and Icelandic political drama The Minister. These sit alongside multiple seasons of the highly rated hit Coroner, International Emmy®-winner Marcella, and the Séries Mania-winning An Ordinary Woman.   

Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London, and is part of the Cineflix Media group of companies