Leading independent distributor All3Media International has announced that Objective Fiction’s and Genial Productions’ heart-warming series The Larkins has been acquired across Europe, Australasia, America and Africa following the second series return on ITV.
With the second season welcoming an additional six hours of escapist entertainment, the Larkin family has found homes across the world. Acorn TV has acquired the incarnation of H.E. Bates' novelfor North America, whilst ABC has taken the feel-good series in Australia and TVNZ for New Zealand. BritBox International has taken SVOD rights in a pan-territory deal covering Africa.
Broadcast partners in Europe include Filmin (Spain), DR (Denmark), NRK (Norway) and YLE (Finland), RUV (Iceland), MTVA (Hungary) and HRT (Croatia). BBC Studios has signed a pan-European territory deal covering regions in Central Eastern Europe. In the UK, Dazzler Media has signed rights for home entertainment and BritBox has taken SVOD rights.
Offering perfect escapism for a family audience, the drama stars Bradley Walsh and BAFTA award-winning Joanna Scanlan as Pop and Ma Larkin, who together with their six children, make up a fiercely loyal and hardworking family unit, who share a distinct disinterest in authority. Surrounded by the idyllic Kent countryside, this heartwarming and humorous series celebrates family and community.
Layla Smith, CEO at Objective Media Group commented “It’s been a joy to join forces with All3Media International on The Larkins, as they continue to find partners around the world that offer the perfect fit for the golden-hearted Larkin family. Feel-good, escapist entertainment has never been more sought after as proven by these brilliant sales, and we look forward to continuing The Larkins’ international adventures.”
David Swetman, SVP Content and Commercial Strategy commented "Objective Fiction and Genial Productions have created feel-good drama at its best. It’s been wonderful to watch audiences all over the world connect with universal themes of family and community, whilst immersing themselves in the glorious Kent idyll, and to see so many of our broadcast partners continuing their commitment to the charming adventures of Ma and Pop Larkin and their clan.”