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Australian ‘Water Rats’ flows to Brit FX

One-hour cop drama sold to U.K. channel

SYDNEY — Aussie police-on-the-ocean drama “Water Rats” has sold to FX channel in the U.K.

Deal, negotiated by Veronique Verges, head of sales at Southern Star Intl., was for 177 episodes of the one-hour cop drama.

“Water Rats” was a solid performer down under from 1996 to 2001.

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