CBC Cracked drama sold to Canal Plus in France
The French TV deal is expected to open the way to an American broadcast sale as the international roll-out of the homegrown drama picks up pace.
German sales agent Beta Film has sold the Canadian cop drama Cracked to Canal Plus in France.
No financial details on the sales agreement were available Tuesday, but the French TV sale includes a pay TV window in France with Canal Plus partner NBC Universal.
The series will air on D8, the newly-branded conventional TV channel in the Canal Plus group.
Cracked, a 13 episode series on CBC from White Pine Pictures, has Beta Film as the international distribution partner on the Canadian-financed series.
The French sale follows Cracked co-leads David Sutcliffe and Stefanie von Pfetten (pictured) meeting with European broadcasters at MIPCOM, where Beta Film shopped the one hour crime series about a Special Psych Crimes Unit solving psychologically complex crimes.
Canal Plus will dub Cracked in Paris for its French channels, and supply the French-language version to Quebec-based Series+, which earlier acquired the CBC drama.
Cracked is created by writer Tracey Forbes (Flashpoint, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Calum deHartog.
Executive producers are Peter Raymont, Janice Dawe and Forbes.
Carrie Stein at Entertainment One is currently shopping Cracked to American broadcasters.