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Fox Networks Group Nabs ‘The Last Panthers’ in Bulgaria, Balkans

LONDON — “The Last Panthers,” a six-part crime series, has been sold to Fox Networks Group for Bulgaria and the Balkans. The drama will premiere on Fox Crime channels in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia on March 21, and in Bulgaria on April 19. Joint distribution is handled by Studiocanal and Sky Vision.

The series stars Samantha Morton (“Minority Report”), Tahar Rahim (“A Prophet”), Goran Bogdan (“We Will Be the World Champions”) and John Hurt (“Midnight Express,” “Elephant Man”). Based on an idea by French journalist Jerome Pierrat, and co-created and written by Jack Thorne (“Skins”), the series is directed by Johan Renck (“Breaking Bad”). The opening title music is by David Bowie.

“The Last Panthers” opens with a daring diamond heist bearing all the hallmarks of a gang known as the Pink Panthers. The tragic death of a girl during the raid sets a collision course in motion involving a British insurance agent, a French-Algerian cop and a Serbian diamond thief. The show explores the interplay between traffickers in jewels and drugs, corrupt European officials, war criminals and city bankers.

“’The Last Panthers’ is a complex, compelling and stylish crime drama with the action directly connected to the Balkan region,” Katrina Neylon, executive VP sales and marketing, Studiocanal, said. “Its contemporary storyline shows the raw, gripping realities of a united Europe and the challenges being faced today, that will connect with international audiences.”

Leona Connell, director of sales for Sky Vision, said: “Producers Haut et Court TV and Warp Films have created a series of rare quality with true global resonance which has landed in a great home at Fox Networks Group Bulgaria and Balkans.”

“The Last Panthers” was shot in the U.K., France, Serbia, and Montenegro in three languages and has aired on Sky’s multi-territories, including the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Canal Plus in France. The series, which will air on SundanceTV in the U.S. in the second quarter of this year, has been sold worldwide.

The show has been warmly received by U.K. critics. The Independent called it “a thrilling reinvention of the heist genre,” the Telegraph said it was “coolly compelling, utterly enthralling,” and the Guardian described it as “bold, smart and seductive” and a “Euro action thriller that shines.”

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