Deals: Crave TV, D Films, DHX, 9 Story

Bell Media streaming service Crave TV acquires eight-part miniseries Roots (pictured), plus more deals of the week.
Roots miniseries

Bell Media
Bell Media streaming service Crave TV has acquired eight-part miniseries Roots. The A+E Studios series will stream this fall in Crave TV’s Historic TV Collection. Set against the backdrop of slavery-era America, Roots is the story of one family’s determination to continue their legacy in the face of great hardship. The hour-long series was produced by A+E Studios in association with Marc Toberoff and The Wolper Organization. Roots is directed by Phillip Noyce, Mario Van Peebles, Thomas Carter and Bruce Beresford and executive produced by Will Packer, Marc Toberoff, Mark Wolper, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal and Barry Jossen.

D Films
Toronto’s D Films has acquired all Canadian rights to David Robert Mitchell’s crime thriller Under the Silver Lake. The film, which goes to camera this summer, is based on Mitchell’s screenplay. In the U.S., A24 holds the distribution rights to the film. The deal was negotiated by Michael Robson for D Films and Noémie Devide of Insiders. Andrew Garfield and Dakota Johnson are attached to star in the film, which is produced by Michael De Luca, Chris Bender and Adele Romanski.

Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment channel Global has announced that it has acquired the Canadian broadcast rights to You, Me and the Apocalypse. The series was announced as part of Global’s summer lineup and premieres on June 29 at 10 p.m. The U.S./U.K. coproduction stars Robe Lowe, Gaia Scodellaro and Jenna Fischer and is produced by Working Title Television and Big Ball Films. The series was acquired from NBCUniversal.

DHX Media
DHX Media and L.A.-based Dentsu Entertainment USA have partnered to develop, coproduce, distribute and jointly manage the licensing for a new Mega Man animated series. Read more here

9 Story
9 Story has acquired the global rights to classic animated series Garfield and Friends (121 x 30 minutes). Read more here.

3Bird Media
Toronto-based production company 3Bird Media has sold its original format Who Lives Here into Quebec. Montreal’s Datsit Studios, in partnership with Bell Media’s Canal Vie, have gone into production on Qui Vie Ici?, a French-language. Read more here.