Australian series Troppo will travel across Europe, thanks to new deals for the crime drama starring Thomas Jane and Nicole Chamoun.
Canal+ Group’s thriller channel Polar+ snatched up pay, streaming and sell-through rights to it for French-speaking territories, and AMC Networks Central Europe acquired free, pay and streaming rights for the show, which premiered on Australia’s ABC and debuted on Amazon Freevee in the U.S. in May 2022.
RTP2 Portugal snatched up free-TV rights in the territory, while Amazon Freevee has Troppo for Germany and the U.K., and Scandinavian pay-TV group Viaplay carries the show in the Nordics.
Based on Candice Fox’s best-selling Crimson Lake novels, Troppo stars Jane as a down-and-out ex-cop Ted Conkaffey, who teams up with Amanda Pharell (Chamoun), an eccentric small-town private investigator to find out who murdered a local tech pioneer. Radha Mitchell, David Lyons and Yerin Ha co-star. Yolanda Ramke created and wrote Troppo, with Jocelyn Moorhouse, Catherine Millar, Ben Howling, and Grant Brown directing.
Leonine Studios is handling international sales on the series, which has just finished production on season 2.
Leonine said he had also signed free-TV deals for the German political thriller series Bonn, with SBS Australia, RTV Slovenija, MTVA Hungary and RTP2 Portugal all picking up the show, which follows the Cold War intrigue in the former German capital in the post-World War II era. Mercedes Müller, Max Riemelt , Sebastian Blomberg, Martin Wuttke, and Juergen Maurer star in the six-part series, which Odeon Fiction produced.