Cineflix Rights, CBC close six-title deal

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The pubcaster has acquired Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong'o (pictured), season one of My Big Family Farm and The Queen's Green Planet, to name a few.

Cineflix Rights – Cineflix Media’s U.K.-based independent TV content distribution arm – has sold six factual titles to CBC for CBC Gem and the documentary Channel.

The Canadian public broadcaster has acquired: Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o (1 x 60 minutes, Sandstone Global Productions for Channel 4, U.K.); season one of My Big Family Farm (4 x 60 minutes, Renegade Pictures/Motion Content Group for Channel 5, U.K.); Legends of the Deep (3 x 60 minutes, Cineflix Productions/INE Entertainment for Discovery Science, U.S.); season two of My Family and the Galapagos (7 x 60 minutes, Seadog Productions/Motion Content Group for Channel 4, U.K.); season one of Homicide: Hours to Kill (26 x 60 minutes, Cineflix Productions for A+E Networks U.K.); and The Queen’s Green Planet (1 x 60 minutes, ITN Productions for ITV, U.K.).

Featuring Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o follows the actor as she travels to the heart of West Africa to uncover the truth behind the ‘Agoli’ warrior women who helped inspire Wakanda’s Dora Milaje, the team of women who serve as special forces for the fictional African nation in director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. 

Meanwhile, My Big Family Farm tracks hill shepherds Amanda and Clive Owen as they raise their nine children and more than a thousand sheep on one of the most remote farms in the U.K. and Legends of the Deep focuses on Céline and Fabien Cousteau as they explore some of the greatest ocean mysteries of all time.

Rounding out the list, My Family and the Galapagos follows TV host, marine biologist and conservationist Monty Halls as he returns to the Galapagos Islands, while true-crime docuseries Homicide: Hours to Kill features investigators as they piece together the final 24 hours of a victim’s life. And finally, with access to the Royal Family, Angelina Jolie and Sir David Attenborough, The Queen’s Green Planet examines Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s ambitious initiative to build a global network of protected forests.

This deal follows the news that former Miramax executive James Durie has joined Cineflix Rights as its head of scripted and Cineflix Media’s decision to appoint J.C. Mills as president and commercial director of Cineflix Productions.

Image: Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o