You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Fitz’ hits with int’l sales

LONDON — “Fitz,” the American version of hit U.K. cop show “Cracker,” is emerging as one of the big successes of this year’s L.A. Screenings.

The series, produced for ABC by Britain’s Granada in association with Kushner-Locke, has chalked up sales to 70 territories following its international premiere in Hollywood.

“We have never had a program which has moved this quickly before,” said Nadine Nohr, managing director of BRITE, the London-based distributor.

Countries in which deals for “Fitz” have been sealed include Italy (where it was bought by Berlusconi’s Mediaset), Brazil, Egypt, New Zealand, Iraq, Holland, Jordan, Mexico and Finland. Australia’s C7 and Sweden’s TV4 will also screen the series.

So far no British broadcaster has licensed the show, although British Sky Broadcasting is likely to buy non-terrestrial U.K. rights.

Nohr declined to comment on how much coin is flowing into Granada’s coffers as a result of the deals. However, the money should at least help reduce or wipe out some of the company’s reported deficit of several hundred thousand dollars on the project. ABC is believed to be investing $1 million in the program.

More TV

  • Stranger Things

    TV Review: 'Stranger Things' Season 2 on Netflix

    LONDON — “Fitz,” the American version of hit U.K. cop show “Cracker,” is emerging as one of the big successes of this year’s L.A. Screenings. The series, produced for ABC by Britain’s Granada in association with Kushner-Locke, has chalked up sales to 70 territories following its international premiere in Hollywood. “We have never had a […]

  • Stranger Things Season 2

    Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Oct. 23, 2017

    LONDON — “Fitz,” the American version of hit U.K. cop show “Cracker,” is emerging as one of the big successes of this year’s L.A. Screenings. The series, produced for ABC by Britain’s Granada in association with Kushner-Locke, has chalked up sales to 70 territories following its international premiere in Hollywood. “We have never had a […]

  • THE SIMPSONS: Maggie becomes possessed by

    TV Ratings: 'Simpsons' Rises With 'Treehouse of Horror'

    LONDON — “Fitz,” the American version of hit U.K. cop show “Cracker,” is emerging as one of the big successes of this year’s L.A. Screenings. The series, produced for ABC by Britain’s Granada in association with Kushner-Locke, has chalked up sales to 70 territories following its international premiere in Hollywood. “We have never had a […]

  • "Context Is for Kings" -- Episode

    CBS All Access Suffers Streaming Glitches in Middle of 'Star Trek: Discovery'

    LONDON — “Fitz,” the American version of hit U.K. cop show “Cracker,” is emerging as one of the big successes of this year’s L.A. Screenings. The series, produced for ABC by Britain’s Granada in association with Kushner-Locke, has chalked up sales to 70 territories following its international premiere in Hollywood. “We have never had a […]

  • Donald Trump

    Trump Contradicts Account of Conversation From Widow of Fallen Service Member

    LONDON — “Fitz,” the American version of hit U.K. cop show “Cracker,” is emerging as one of the big successes of this year’s L.A. Screenings. The series, produced for ABC by Britain’s Granada in association with Kushner-Locke, has chalked up sales to 70 territories following its international premiere in Hollywood. “We have never had a […]

  • Megyn Kelly Complained About Bill O'Reilly

    Megyn Kelly Calls Out Bill O'Reilly, Fox News Executives on Harassment

    LONDON — “Fitz,” the American version of hit U.K. cop show “Cracker,” is emerging as one of the big successes of this year’s L.A. Screenings. The series, produced for ABC by Britain’s Granada in association with Kushner-Locke, has chalked up sales to 70 territories following its international premiere in Hollywood. “We have never had a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content