FX acquires ‘The Border’ in U.K.

Canadian series sells across Europe

LONDON — Fox-owned cabler FX has acquired the Canuck crime drama “The Border” from Fireworks International, the television arm of U.K. distrib ContentFilm.

Produced by Toronto-based White Pine Pictures in association with Canadian pubcaster the CBC, the 26-part skein will premiere on FX in the U.K. next spring, alongside such U.S. imports as “Dexter,” “The Wire” and “24.”

Starring James McGowan and Sofia Milos (“CSI Miami”), the series follows the members of an elite immigration security unit.

In Canada, the CBC has already ordered a second season after the show premiered to strong ratings in January.

Skein also has been licensed to France, Belgium, Luxembourg and South Korea, with Germany’s Beta Film picking up the rights to continental Europe excluding French-speaking territories. Broadcast agreements are also in place for Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands.

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