Quintus Studios, the international factual content distributor and channel owner today reveals a raft of sales for hit prison documentary series 'Behind Bars - The World’s Toughest Prisons’.
Pre-sales for season 3 (6 x 60’), which features unprecedented access to some of the planet’s most notorious detention facilities including Ukraine’s Zhytomyr Prison, Jefferson City Correctional institution and Maafushi Prison in the Maldives, have been made to Discovery Latin America, Discovery Iberia, Bell Media in Canada and WELT Germany whilst SBS VICELAND in Australia (brokered by Parade Media) and AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe for Spektrum in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have acquired all three seasons of the hard-hitting series.
The series, produced by leading German factual producer Maximus Film, reveals what it really means to be part of this very special world behind bars. Viewers are immersed into the daily prison life of six of the world’s toughest prisons, experiencing first-hand the challenges guards face on a daily basis as well as prisoner’s struggles to develop strategies for survival. ‘Behind Bars – The World’s Toughest Prisons’ gives unprecedented access into a world that only a few will ever experience but is a brutal everyday reality for many.
"The global success of ‘Behind Bars - The World’s Toughest Prisons’ showcases the ever-growing demand for content in the crime genre, demonstrated not only by our global sales but also the views and engagement on our own AVOD channel. We’re delighted to collaborate with Maximus Film, Discovery and WELT together with our own Free Documentary digital channel to bring more top quality factual content to a global audience” said Anouk van Dijk, Head of Sales & Co-Productions at Quintus Studios.