Netflix Picks Up U.K.-Produced Donald Trump Documentary

Netflix has taken global rights to British-made documentary “Trump: An American Dream.”

The U.K.’s Channel 4 commissioned the four-part series earlier this year. It follows Donald Trump across five decades as a businessman, developer, and media star before he reached the White House. The series is made by U.K. independent producer 72 Films and executive produced by David Glover and Mark Raphael.

Netflix will have it outside the U.K., across its global footprint. It will launch on the streaming service at an as-yet-unspecified time in 2018. The deal gives the SVOD giant the show for 18 months.

The series has just launched in the U.K. in a weekly Thursday 9 p.m. slot and is one of several British-produced programs about the U.S. president.

All of the main terrestrial channels in Britain have had programs about Trump. Channel 4 has greenlit several projects including ITN-produced specials “The Mad World of Donald Trump” and “Ivanka Trump: America’s Real First Lady.”

U.K. trade paper Broadcast first reported the Netflix deal.

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