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Zodiak Rights Inks More Deals on Canal Plus’ ‘Versailles’

Zodiak Rights has closed more sales on “Versailles,” the upscale Canal Plus series period series created by Simon Mirren (“Criminal Minds”) and David Wolstencroft (“Spooks”).

The first season, which explores the early stages of King Louis XIV’s reign, was acquired by Amazon Prime in the U.K., Channel One in Russia and Sony Entertainment Television for 15 countries in Eastern Europe, including Russia.

More deals were inked with Icelandic National Broadcaster RUV, RTP1 in Portugal as Globosat Brazil and DirecTV for Spanish-speaking Latin America.

Commissioned by Canal Plus’s Creation Originale division, the series is co-produced by Zodiak Fiction, Capa Drama and Incendo. So far, the series has sold to 135 countries and will next air on Sky Germany in the spring. In the U.K., the show will be available on Amazon Prime less than two months after its debut on BBC Two later this year. A second season is currently in production.

“‘Versailles’ has from the outset been a global standout drama, and we are extremely pleased to announce a further raft of international sales for this ambitious series,” said Caroline Torrance, head of scripted at Zodiak Rights. ” ‘Versailles’ is a clear demonstration of the international scope and creative expertise of the Banijay Group and its partners, and we are continuing to build on this experience to extend our outstanding roster of drama with wide audience appeal.”

Zodiak Rights’ slate will include the thriller “Wolf Creek,” Belgian drama “Public Enemy” and French political drama “Bombshell.”

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