Saturday, October 6, 2012
Hannibal heads to France, Canada and Germany
MIPCOM: Broadcasters in France and Canada have picked up Hannibal, the TV series about Thomas Harris’s big-screen baddie Hannibal Lecter.
Gaumont International Television has licensed the 13-hour series to Canal Plus in France for pay-TV and CityTV in Canada for free-TV. The show has already sold to ProSieben in Germany.
“As evidenced by these sales, Hannibal is proving to be an incredibly successful and sought-after title across all forms of media in all parts of the world” said Erik Pack, head of international distribution and coproduction for the distributor.
Gaumont International Television, the sales arm of French film studio Gaumont, will be in Cannes next week shopping Hannibal as well as Netflix commission Hemlock Grove and its reworking of 1960s movie Barbarella for Canal Plus.