HBO Nordic Acquires Crime Drama ‘The Last Panthers’

LONDON — Crime series “The Last Panthers,” which world premiered at TV market Mipcom in Cannes last week, has been acquired by pay TV service HBO Nordic. The deal will make the show available in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

Studiocanal and Sky Vision, which are managing worldwide distribution, have also pre-sold the series to 365 Iceland and Hot in Israel. The show, which was commissioned by pay TV operators Sky, which covers the U.K., Germany and Italy, and France’s Canal Plus, was previously acquired in the U.S. by SundanceTV.

The six-part series, which was produced by Haut et Court TV and Warp Films, stars Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim, Goran Bogdan and John Hurt. It is based on an idea by French journalist Jerome Pierrat, and was co-created and written by Jack Thorne. The series is directed by Johan Renck, and the opening title music is by David Bowie.

The show opens with a daring diamond heist bearing all the hallmarks of a gang known as the Pink Panthers. But the tragic death of a little girl during the raid sets a collision course in motion involving a British insurance agent, a French-Algerian cop and a Serbian diamond thief.

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