Cineflix Rights sells Wynonna Earp(Seasons 1-4) to NBCUniversal International Networks in Europe
Cineflix Rights has signed a deal with NBCUniversal International Networks which will see all four seasons of the cult genre-bending supernatural series Wynonna Earp airing across its science fiction channels in Iberia, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland (SYFY) and in Poland and the Balkans (SCIFI), as the show is launched at MIPCOM Online+.
Wynonna Earp (Seasons 1-4, 49×60’, IDW Entertainment, Cineflix Studios, and SEVEN24 Films for SYFY US and CTV Sci-Fi Canada) is the award-winning, action-packed sci-fi hit which follows Wyatt Earp’s great-granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings.
Winner of the 2018 E! People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, Wynonna Earp was created for television by showrunner Emily Andras and stars Melanie Scrofano (Bad Blood) in the lead role alongside Tim Rozon (Schitt’s Creek), Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Avengers: Age of Ultron), and Katherine Barrell (Workin’ Moms).
James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights said: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with NBCUniversal International Networks with this deal for Wynonna Earp. The show is aready a cult hit across North America with a huge fanbase and social media presence, and we’re excited to be rolling it out to Earpers around the world, with these deals and a launch at MIPCOM this week.”
Lee Raftery, Managing Director, EMEA and Chief Marketing Officer, NBCUniversal International said: “Wynonna Earp is the perfect fit for our science fiction channel. The series has become a firm favourite amongst fans of the genre and we are excited to bring all four seasons to our enthusiastic audiences across Europe.”
Season Four of Wynonna Earp launched on SYFY US with an impressive 1.2 million multiplatform views and as the Number 1 most social program across all television (excluding sports)*, improving on its Season Three premiere.
Known for having one of the most active social media communities—from arranging fan conventions around the world to raising money for LGBTQ charities—Wynonna Earp has been praised for its “fierce and committed performances”, and has received and been nominated for numerous awards including Canadian Screen Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, Directors Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Canada, and Alberta Film & Television Awards.
* Nielsen Social Content Ratings, Nielsen and Adobe Analytics
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ABOUT CINEFLIX RIGHTS
Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, providing premium factual and scripted programming from some of the world’s most creative producers to more than 500 broadcasters and platforms.
Our growing scripted slate includes the riveting Israeli espionage thriller Tehran with rising star Niv Sultan and critically acclaimed actor Shaun Toub for KAN 11, launching globally on Apple TV+; award-winning international cult sensation sci-fi Wynonna Earp; Berlinale Series 2020 official selection Happily Married; and, the gripping Icelandic political drama The Minister, starring Ólafur Darri Ólafsson. These series sit alongside three seasons of Marcella, the International Emmy®-winning crime thriller for ITV and Netflix, which is being adapted for TF1 France as Rebecca and the highly rated hit Coroner inspired by the best-selling series of books by M.R. Hall, with Serinda Swan and Roger Cross, which is now in its third season. Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London and part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.
ABOUT NBCUNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS
A unit of NBCUniversal’s Direct to Consumer division, NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 160 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The channel brands in the portfolio include UNIVERSAL TV, SYFY, E! Entertainment Television, 13TH STREET, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, Bravo and DreamWorks. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
ABOUT IDW ENTERTAINMENT
IDW Entertainment “IDWE” is charged with developing, financing, producing and distributing creative, diversified and targeted entertainment content ranging from series and features to interactive experiences and digital content from sister company IDW Publishing’s extensive IP catalog of comic books and graphic novels, as well as from third party content. Since launching in 2013, IDWE has successfully delivered three seasons of the critically-acclaimed “Wynonna Earp”, which debuted on SYFY in the U.S.; Spike TV in the UK and Australia; and Netflix Globally. The company is also in production on a Netflix series adaptation of the popular comic book “Locke & Key” by Joe Hill and show run by Carlton Cuse, slated to premiere in 2020. IDWE has completed production on the Netflix Original series “VWars” set to premiere in 2019, starring Ian Somerhalder; and “October Faction” also slated to premiere in 2019.
IDWE is a franchise studio division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: IDWM), a fully integrated media company.
ABOUT SEVEN24 FILMS
SEVEN24 Films is an independent film and television production company whose work has spanned over two decades. Executive Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall have produced dramatic series, mini-series, television movies and feature films garnering over one hundred industry awards and nominations. In addition to the People’s Choice Award winning series, Wynonna Earp, current projects include Fortunate Son, a political thriller for CBC and NBCU International, Dark Cargo, a noir thriller for YouTube Premium, Jann, a half hour comedy for CTV, and the hit family series Heartland, the longest running one-hour series in Canadian history, now in its thirteenth season for CBC and UPtv. Previous projects include Young Drunk Punk for Rogers and CBC, the Canadian Screen Award winner Borealis, the Gemini Award winning movie Mayerthorpe and Gemini Award winning Mini-Series Burn Up. Tom Cox
and Jordy Randall were also co-producers on numerous high-profile feature films including the Academy Award nominated Brokeback Mountain, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Resurrecting the Champ.
ABOUT CINEFLIX STUDIOS
Cineflix Studios creates scripted content for the US, Canada, and international markets. Partnering with top flight showrunners and third-party producers, Cineflix Studios brings creative, co-financing, and distribution expertise through Cineflix Rights to premium projects. Cineflix Studios co-financed and co-produced two seasons of the dramatic series Pure for WGNA/Hulu/Super Channel/CBC; international hit Coroner for CBC/NBCU International Networks/The CW Network, which is now in its third season; and, the fourth season of the cult LGBTQ phenom Wynonna Earp for SYFY/CTV Sci-Fi.