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UK independent distributor all3media international has secured a range of international sales of new S4C and BBC Wales gritty crime drama Hidden (Craith).

HiddenCraith 22Nov2017Originally produced by Severn Screen, Hidden (Craith)  stars Sian Reese-Williams, Rhodri Meilir, Gwyneth Keyworth and Sion Alun Davies, with Reese-Williams playing DCI Cadi John who is drawn back to her childhood home by the faltering health of her father and finds herself policing the precinct and people of her youth. Yet when the body of a local woman is found in a remote mountain river, Cadi’s world - and the world of those around her - is changed forever. The series was co-created by Severn Screen’s Mark Andrew and Ed Talfan — at the helm of award-winning global hit Y Gwyll/Hinterland — who served as executive producers on the series alongside producer Hannah Thomas.

The eight-part series has been acquired by DR (Denmark), KRO (Netherlands) and VRT (Belgium) while additional signed European sales include Dizale (France), NRK (Norway) and YLEISRADIO OY-TV1 (Finland) – and five other European deals are expected to close shortly. In the Asia Pacific region, the series has been acquired by Rialto Channel (Sky, New Zealand) and an Australian deal is under negotiation.

For North America, RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn TV, claims to be North America’s largest SVOD supplier of British and international, has acquired the exclusive VOD, DVD and download rights in the US and Canada. Acorn TV will feature the exclusive North American premiere in July 2018.

Don Klees, Vice President of Programming for Acorn brands at RLJ Entertainment, said, “With its tense script and stellar ensemble, Hidden (Craith) is another excellent addition to Acorn TV’s line-up of high-quality international mysteries. We’re happy to be working with our friends at all3media international, who have been an important partner for Acorn TV on several popular series like Midsomer Murders, Ackley Bridge, and The Brokenwood Mysteries.”

Amanda Rees, Director of Creative Content at S4C, who premiered the Welsh version of the series, added: “S4C has striven to commission drama with genuine universality - through stories that are rooted in our unique Welsh culture and landscape. We are delighted that, through the efforts of all3media international, Craith/Hidden and indeed Y Gwyll/Hinterland are traveling the world so successfully.”

Louise Pedersen at all3media international, commented, “We knew that the pedigree of the team behind Hidden (Craith) would result in a very distinctive series - Welsh Noir is now on the international map.”