Endemol’s ‘Dead Set’ scores abroad

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.

 

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