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CANNES — Participant Media’s television network Pivot has taken U.S. rights to British drama “Capital,” which has also been licensed by Shaw in Canada, and BBC Worldwide in Australia and New Zealand.

The three-part miniseries, which is produced by Kudos for the BBC in the U.K. and distributed internationally by FremantleMedia Intl., is an adaptation of the novel by John Lanchester. It revolves around the interconnected lives of a diverse group of Londoners who all reside on the same suburban street Pepys Road — but all is not as it seems.

Targeted by a mysterious hate campaign, each of the residents of Pepys Road receives an anonymous postcard through their front doors bearing the menacing message: “We Want What You Have.” But who is behind the campaign and what do they want?

The diverse dwellers include investment banker Roger (played by Toby Jones), who is eagerly anticipating his £1 million ($1.42 million) bonus; his spendthrift wife Arabella (Rachael Stirling); Polish builder Bogdan (Radoslaw Kaim), who works on the houses in the street; Quentina, the Zimbabwean refugee with a PhD who works as a traffic warden (Wunmi Mosaku); local shop-keeper Ahmed (Adeel Akhtar); and the elderly Petunia (Gemma Jones), who has lived her entire life on Pepys Road, and is now contemplating death in the house in which she was born.

Jens Richter, CEO of FremantleMedia Intl., said: “’Capital’ is a powerful, intelligent and character-driven drama created by one of the most prolific production companies in the world. These impressive deals are a testament to the series’ ability to capture modern society in a way that’s current and universally relevant to a global audience.”

“Capital” was written by Peter Bowker (“Marvellous,” “From There to Here”), and executive producers include Derek Wax (“The Hour”) and Bowker for Kudos, and Lucy Richer for the BBC. It is produced by Matt Strevens.