UK-based producer/distributor of factual and children’s programmes, Parthenon Entertainment has picked up the exclusive international rights to both series of Roman Mysteries, the BBC live action kids series.
The series is based on the best selling books by Caroline Lawrence and will be launched to the international marketplace at Mipcom in early October.
A co-production between the BBC and UK production company The Little Entertainment Group, the drama follows four friends – Flavia, Nubia, Jonathan and Lupus – as they struggle to live through one of history’s most turbulent times.
Budgeted at £10m for both series, Roman Mysteries is the BBC’s largest every children’s drama commission and no expense has been spared in bringing the Roman Empire of AD79 to life.
Each series is shot entirely on location, the first in Tunisia and Malta, the second in Bulgaria and Malta. Series one gleaned consistently good ratings when it aired on BBC1 and CBBC earlier this year. Series two went into production in August and will deliver in December.
Rights are available worldwide (excluding the UK and Australia) across all media.
“We are proud to be launching the series worldwide at Mipcom,” said Carl Hall, MD of Parthenon Entertainment.