Zombie show licensed to four new territories
LONDON — Cult U.K. horror skein “Dead Set,” the gory saga of a zombie attack on the “Big Brother” house that achieved buzz among online auds in the U.S., is making inroads into international markets.The flesh-eating story, distributed by Endemol Intl., has been licensed to four new territories. The six-part half hour series has been sold to Canal Plus and a major free- to-air channel in Spain. Other sales have been made to SBS in Oz, BBC Entertainment in Africa and TV400 in Sweden. Tom Toumazis, Endemol’s new chief commercial officer, said, ” ‘Dead Set’ is clever, thrilling, funny and genuinely scary. “Its blackly comic take on the world of ‘Big Brother’ makes it one of a kind.” “Dead Set” is made by Endemol subsidiary Zeppotron and has wowed British TV critics and fans of zombie pics.