MEDIA RELEASE: TF1’s crime drama Rebecca, produced by ELEPHANT, heads to Hulu following Cineflix Rights deal
Cineflix Rights has closed a deal with Hulu for Rebecca, the fast-paced, eight-part crime drama set in Paris and produced by ELEPHANT for TF1. The deal follows recent sales of the series to DIRECTV Latin America and Sky Brasil.
Six years after quitting her job and abandoning the hunt for a serial killer, Rebecca (Anne Marivin, Call My Agent!) is back on the police force. And as she investigates a spate of violent murders that all carry the same signature, she becomes convinced the killer has resurfaced. Obsessed by the case, betrayed by her husband (Benjamin Biolay, Captaine Marleau) and hampered by a series of crippling blackouts, Rebecca throws herself into work to avoid falling apart. But her attempts to track down the murderer only bring her demons to the surface.
A TF1 Original, Rebecca is directed by Didier Le Pêcheur (Innocents) and co-written by Le Pêcheur and Delphine Labouret (Innocents). Produced by Gaëlle Cholet, Sandra Ouaiss and Guillaume Renouil, Rebecca is based on Buccaneer Media’s global hit series Marcella.
An average of 4M people watched the series each week in France (TV broadcast + digital replay), making the show the most watched TV program three out of four evenings during its run. It has also been a hit on the French streaming service Salto, ranking as the top most-watched program for several consecutive weeks.
James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights said: “Rebecca has been a great success in France thanks to ELEPHANT’s fantastic creative team and the excellent cast. We’re thrilled the series is now available to international audiences, who I’m sure will enjoy it just as much. Alongside these deals, we have several more in the pipeline as well as ongoing discussions for the format rights to both Rebecca and Marcella.”
“We are very proud to have our French-made Rebecca travelling to the US on such a prestigious platform as Hulu,” added Sandra Ouaiss, producer, ELEPHANT. “We feel that our French adaptation, with a distinct European approach to the characters and storyline will appeal to those who are already familiar with Marcella.”
The deal with Hulu was closed by Lucinda Gergley-Garner, SVP, Sales, North America, and German Speaking Territories, and the deals with DIRECTV Latin America and Sky Brasil were closed by Sabrina Ayala, SVP, Sales, France, Italy, Iberia, and Latin America.
For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):
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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.
ELEPHANT is a leading French Production Company, with production labels covering local and international drama, documentary, magazine shows, entertainment, factual entertainment, live events and branded content.
The Fiction Division has launched multiple successful series including Desperate Parents (France 2), The Intern (France 3), Killer by the Lake (TF1), and WorkinGirls (Canal +), among many others.
In addition to local productions, the division recently focused on international dramas, co-productions, and English-speaking content, with a slate of bold scripted projects in development, taking our collaborations worldwide (US, Israel, Spain, UK). Its most recent production is the French remake of the hit UK series “Marcella”, renamed “Rebecca” for TF1, which premiered at the 2021 Séries Mania Festival. In Feb 2022, it is launching Disney Plus’ first French language series, “Weekend Family”, starring Eric Judor.