Studiocanal has sold rights on the dark crime series “Spotless” to SBS Australia. It is scheduled to air there in 2016, Studiocanal, the European production-distribution-sales company, announced Monday.
Studiocanal is handling worldwide sales for “Spotless.” Produced by Tandem Productions, the skein is also a Canal Plus original series in France. “Spotless” is co-created and written by BAFTA winner Ed McCardie (“Shameless”) and Oscar winning producer-writer Corinne Marrinan (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”).
Cesar Award winner Marc-Andre Grondin (“C.R.A.Z.Y.”), Denis Menochet (“Inglorious Basterds”), Miranda Raison (“24: Live Another Day”) and Brendan Coyle (“Downton Abbey”) star in the series, which was shot in London.
“’Spotless’ is dark, dangerous, sexy and hilarious with fantastic and daring story-telling in a pan-European setting. This is an edgy, premium content series that will appeal and connect with viewers of SBS Australia programming,” said Robert Slaviero, Studiocanal CEO, Australia & New Zealand.
“Spotless” world premiered on France’s Canal Plus this year and got its U.S. debut at NBCUniversal’s Esquire Network last Saturday.
An acid London-set dramedy, “Spotless” follows outlaw brothers Jean and Martin Bastiere. The fairly quiet life of Jean, who runs a crime scene cleansing business, is turned upside down when Martin crash-lands into his world. Both will have to face their childhood misdemeanors in addition to current challenges, such as corruption, drugs and the mob.