ZDF Enterprises has concluded a major deal with Viasat World’s Epic Drama channel for Dead Still which will see the Irish-Canadian production having a PayTV premiere on 10th October across CEE, CIS, Baltics, Malta and Turkey. Epic Drama is home to some of the most acclaimed and popular international period dramas such as Versailles, World on Fire and Das Boot amongst many others.
Sales for the six part series have also been concluded with Russian VOD service Showjet and Canal+’s French PayTV channel Polar+, with all deals brokered by Mirela Nastase, Director ZDFE.drama.
A macabre comedy, set in the Victorian era, on the strange adventures of two of Dublin’s most famed memorial photographers, Dead Still was written by John Morton (People Like Us, Twenty Twelve, W1A). The series is a Deadpan Pictures co-production with Canada’s Shaftesbury Films in association with RTÉ, Acorn TV with Acorn Media Enterprises, ZDF Enterprises and the BAI. Winner of an International Emmy for Moone Boy, Deadpan Pictures is one of the top producers in the Irish TV and film industry.
Robert Franke, Vice President ZDFE.drama, said: “Audiences across Europe are in for a real treat with this gothic murder mystery that brilliantly combines drama with comedy.”
Dead Still first premiered in May 2020 on Canada’s Acorn TV and Citytv and will air this autumn on RTÉ (Ireland).