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Global producer and distributor Endemol Shine International, acting with Sky Vision, has agreed an exclusive lifetime deal for hit drama Tin Star with French broadcaster Altice Studio.

TinStar 8June2018Starring BAFTA award winner Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) and Emmy-nominated Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), penned by acclaimed screenwriter, Rowan Joffe (28 Weeks Later, The American) and produced by Kudos (Grantchester, Humans, Broadchurch), Tin Star is said to be an ‘epic tale of the corruption of innocence; of murder, of grief and of all consuming revenge.’ It tells the story of Jim Worth, a former British detective now small-town police chief who brings his family to the stunning Rocky Mountain town of Little Big Bear for a fresh start and a peaceful life. Part drama, part thriller and part dark comedy Tin Star shows how deceit, guilt, love, and all-consuming rage lead inexorably to a gut-wrenching finale.

The first season of the drama, which premiered in the UK in October 2017, has already had over 20 million downloads and is proving popular with audiences across the globe. The 10 x 60’ season 2 is currently in production on location in Canada, with John Lynch (The Fall, Sliding Doors), Anamaria Marinca (The Missing, Mars) and Jenessa Grant (The Handmaid’s Tale).

Written and created by BAFTA award-winning writer/director Rowan Joffe (28 Weeks Later, The American), commissioned for Sky by head of drama Anne Mensah, commissioning editor Cameron Roach and Sky’s director of programmes Zai Bennett, Tin Star is executive produced by Alison Jackson (Hunted) and Kudos CEO Diederick Santer (Grantchester) and Season one is produced by Jonathan Curling (The Secret) for Kudos, part of the Endemol Shine Group.

Tin Star has been sold already to Amazon (USA), Sky (Germany, Italy), BBC Worldwide (Australia, Benelux, Africa, South Africa), Turner (Latin America), C More (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden), 365 Media (Iceland), HBO Europe (Balkans, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Moldova), MTV Networks Europe (Baltics), Telefonica Audiovisual Digital (Spain), Hellenic Telecommunications (Greece), iFlix (Middle East, Africa, South Africa), MTV Networks Europe, lui.ru LLC and LLC a serial (CIS), Lightbox and Mediaworks TV (New Zealand), and Sinema TV (Cyprus, Turkey). It has also been sold for Home Entertainment to Dazzler Media (UK) and RLJ Entertainment (Australia).

Tin Star is jointly distributed by Endemol Shine International and Sky Vision, the production and distribution division of the pay-TV firm . The new season will premiere with Altice Studio this winter.