ZAGREB: Britain’s Global Series Network, which is the exclusive partner of Channel Four, has purchased licensing for the Croatian TV drama series Rest in Peace. This is the first time that a Croatian series will be broadcast in the UK.
The series, developed with the support of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) and produced by Ring Productions for the Croatian Radio Television (HRT), is already successful abroad.
It was acquired by the Belgian Flemish Radio and Television (VRT) in 2015, becoming the first series developed by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre to be broadcast in Western Europe.
The series created by Dario Vince and Koraljka Meštrović was also the first Croatian series to be sold to the US at the beginning of 2014 when Lionsgate bought remake rights.
The series was financed by the Croatian public television HRT. The directors are Goran Rukavina, Kristijan Milić and Goran Dukić, and more than 250 top Croatian actors have appeared on the show that was first aired in January 2013. Eccho Rights from Sweden is handling the sales.