Emily Blunt at MIPCOM for series “The English”

Emily Blunt at MIPCOM for series “The English”
Emily Blunt left her mark on Cannes, and not just with her acclaimed performances.

The actor, in town for the pre-Mipcom premiere of the first episode of her six-part series “The English,” also left a handprint in wet concrete, joining the likes of Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep or David Lynch.

Blunt was joined on the red carpet by co-star Chaske Spencer, as well as writer and director Hugo Blick, the latter also behind Maggie Gyllenhaal starrer “The Honorable Woman.”

In “The English,” Blunt plays an aristocratic Englishwoman, Lady Cornelia Locke, who comes to America in the 1890s. It’s hardly a welcoming place, but she joins forces with Pawnee Scout Eli Whipp. She is hoping to track down a man who is responsible for her son’s death. He wants to reclaim his land.

All3Media International has already confirmed a range of presales for “The English” in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

In Europe, a multi-territory acquisition has been agreed with Canal+ in France, Disney+ covering The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Amazon Video has acquired the series in the Nordics, HBO Max has signed a pan-territory deal for the CEE region, Spain and Portugal. “The English” has also been secured by Deutsche Telekom/ Magenta TV for Germany and Cosmote in Greece.

A further multi-territory deal has been signed with HBO Max covering Latin America, while Pumpkin Film has secured the drama for China and Naver Webtoon has picked up rights for South Korea.