Maigret, Amazing Hotels come to Ovation | Programming | News | Rapid TV News
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US cable network Ovation has acquired the US broadcast and digital rights for two successful series from BBC Studios.
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The deal includes two seasons of Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby, which will be available on Ovation’s AVOD service Journy, and will also air on Ovation’s linear channel  and on-demand service, Ovation NOW. The deal also includes two seasons of scripted drama series Maigret, starring Rowan Atkinson (pictured).

In Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby, writer Giles Coren and chef Monica Galetti travel the world, working alongside staff in the world's most spectacular hotels. They explore the hidden gems that everyday people never get to see and are thrown into the hustle and bustle of everyday life of the hotel staff. As well as working with the staff, they also spend some time with them to find out what their lives are like outside of the hotel. The show travels to Singapore and Ecuador and across the world.

The crime drama Maigret meanwhile stars Atkinson as world-renowned fictional French detective Jules Maigret, who was featured in 75 books written by Georges Simenon. Other leading cast members include Fiona Shaw, Lucy Cohu, Shaun Dingwall and Rufus Wright. The first episode is based on the story 'Maigret Sets a Trap', in which the detective investigates the murder of four women found dead in the Montmartre region of Paris, during the summer of 1955.

“Amazing Hotels is the perfect title to add to our ever-expanding Journy library,” said Scott Woodward, EVP, Programming and Production, Ovation. “This is a professional traveler’s inside look at some of the world’s most unique hotels. We’re also pleased to welcome Rowan Atkinson’s Detective Maigret to the network, carrying on our tradition of providing our audience with premium mystery programming like Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake Mysteries and Midsomer Murders.”