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BBC Two Acquires Epic Drama Versailles from Zodiak Rights


Zodiak Rights, the international division and distribution arm of Zodiak Media, has sold the UK premier rights for the highly anticipated drama Versailles to BBC Two.

The acquisition of the 10-part English-Language drama series marks the BBC's continued commitment to offer viewers the very best in ambitious, high quality drama from around the globe.

Versailles, which will debut this autumn on Canal+ in France, is a Canal+ Création Originale series, co-produced by Zodiak Fiction, Capa Drama, and Incendo.

Tim Mutimer, CEO Zodiak Rights said:
"We are thrilled to announce that BBC Two will be bringing this extraordinary tale of young Louis XIV at the very start of his reign to viewers in the UK. Versailles is a visual feast with global appeal - uniting the know-how of seasoned scriptwriters with a wonderfully talented cast. We look forward to announcing further deals in the run up to MIPCOM."

Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, adds:
"Versailles will be a delicious treat for BBC Two viewers - the historical setting is magnificent, the costumes are stunning and the series tells a fascinating story with intelligence, wit and stylish Gallic flair"

Versailles has already been pre-sold to SquareOne Entertainment, one of the leading film marketing and distribution companies in Germany, in addition to Movistar TV in Spain.

Zodiak Rights holds worldwide distribution rights to the series, except Canada.