MEDIA RELEASE: Cineflix Rights takes Whitstable Pearl into Nordic territories

March 11, 2021

Cineflix Rights has signed pre-sale deals with Nordic broadcasters SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), YLE (Finland), and TV2 (Denmark) for its hotly-anticipated crime procedural Whitstable Pearl, which is being rolled out to the international market following its launch at the London Screenings.

Whitstable Pearl (6X60’, Buccaneer Media for AMC Networks’ Acorn TV) 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 producer of global hit detective series Marcella.

James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights said: “Whitstable Pearl is an absorbing drama that arrives on the market at the perfect time. Combining the classic themes of a British crime procedural with a slightly subversive tone, it is fresh, witty, and romantic, but often deadly. Nobody who watches Whitstable Pearl will ever think about a British seaside holiday in the same way! By combining Øystein Karlsen’s masterly writing with an exceptional performance by Kerry Godliman, the brilliant production team at Buccaneer have created something very special with a lot of international appeal. We’re thrilled that the series has early backing from such strong partners in the Nordics as we start showcasing it to our global buyers.”


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, 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, airing globally on Apple TV+; the supernatural cult sensation Wynonna Earp; multi-award-winning 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 is part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.