LONDON — Ahead of next week’s content market MipTV in Cannes, Beta Film has inked licensing deals in the U.S., Canada, Israel and a number of European territories for drama series “Wonderland,” which is set on Sydney’s beach.
Beta closed contracts with Hulu for the U.S. as well as with Bell/CTV Group for Canada. The 44 episode one-hour series, revolving around a group of young urban professionals navigating the pitfalls of friendship, love and sex, will also air on Israel’s Hot, Netherland’s RTL, Norway’s TV2, in the Baltics on Viasat, and on Fox International Channels in the Balkans.
In addition, Beta is in advanced negotiations with several further territories in Europe and Asia.
“Wonderland” scored second place in the target group, under 55 in major cities, and very well in the young female demographic on Australia’s Channel Ten, according to Beta.
The story is set at the Wonderland apartment complex next to one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches. The action centers on Michael Dorman (“Wild Boys”), Brooke Satchwell (“Packed To The Rafters”), Jessica Tovey (“Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo”) and Colette Riger (“Emma Lung”), among others, an eclectic bunch of thirtyish folk, united by their longing for freedom and togetherness.
“Wonderland” is produced by FremantleMedia Australia. The series producer is Andy Walker and the executive producer is Jo Porter (“Packed to the Rafters”).