Our label Euston Films scored a Halloween hit with their latest thriller, The Sister, which premiered in the UK on ITV last week. The series has racked up an impressive 5.6 million viewers and a 20.7% share according to the latest consolidated ratings, with the launch episode growing to an audience of 6.9 million viewers.
The Neil Cross series garnered critical praise from UK media, The Daily Express praised for the series for being “Addictive beyond belief” with the iWeekend adding “It suffices to say that Luther creator Neil Cross has written an effective, time-fractured murder mystery, a dark tale of guilt, redemption and even the possibility of ghosts.” The Guardian’s The Guide, also described it as “satisfyingly enigmatic and Tovey’s understated intensity is as watchable as ever.”
We have now sold this tense psychological thriller to 75 territories worldwide, including BBCWW Benelux (Belgium), Czech TV (Czech Republic), Pickbox (Adria region), RTE (EIRE), Salto (France), COSMOTE TV (Greece), Syn (Iceland), GO Plc (Malta), Manoto TV (MENA), TV 2 (Norway), CANAL+ (Poland) HBO España (Spain) HBO Portugal (Portugal), VIASAT (Russia), SVT (Sweden), IPTV/OTT streaming platform TV+ (Turkey), DirectTV (Latam), SBS (Australia) and TVNZ (New Zealand). Hulu holds U.S. rights to the series and will launch the series in January 2021.
Andrea Scrosati, Group Chief Operating Officer, Fremantle, says: “Euston Films have created another incredible series with Neil Cross and the impressive ratings show how their unique partnership and approach to storytelling has been a hit with UK audiences. At Fremantle we work with the best talent to present bold, original stories that resonate globally and this is just one of the fantastic scripted shows coming out of the UK this year that we are proud to have as part of our growing drama slate.”
Kate Harwood, Managing Director, Euston Films, added: “We are delighted that ITV chose to premiere The Sister in Halloween week, giving us the perfect platform to share Neil Cross’ chilling story. Finishing post production during lockdown was a challenge but we are proud to have completed the series to the highest standard’ standard and to have created something that has really captured the imagination of U.K. audiences.”
The whole series is available now on ITV Hub and you can watch the trailer here…