More European sales for Aquarius Films’ “The Unusual Suspects”

Aquarius Films comedy-drama The unusual suspects is heading to more European territories after co-producer and distributor About Premium Content (APC) secured a series of new streaming partners for the series.

NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, DR in Denmark, RTL in Belgium and RTS in Switzerland took the free-to-air TV rights for the series, with Stod 2 in Iceland and HOT Israel taking the pay-TV and SVOD rights.

Canal+ Poland acquired basic TV, pay-TV and SVOD rights, while AMC Networks’ Acorn TV in the UK also acquired SVOD rights.

The title has already been sold to Hulu for the United States, Bell Media for Canada, the Rialto streaming service in New Zealand, OCS in France, Filmin in Spain, AMC Networks International Southern Europe in Spain and Portugal, Streamz and Proximus in Belgium.

Originally ordered by SBS, The unusual suspects is a female-led heist starring Miranda Otto, Aina Dumlao and Michelle Vergara Moore.

When a $16 million necklace is stolen from the home of self-taught businesswoman Roxanne Waters (Moore) in an elaborate burglary, the ensuing police investigation reveals cracks in the gleaming facade of east of Sydney. With the stakes higher than ever, can the brains keep from turning or will they discover a friendship worth more than diamonds?

Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford produced the four-part series with Vonne Patiag serving as associate producer. The scripts were written by creator Jessica Redenbach, Roger Monk and Patiag, with Margarett Cortez serving as script consultant. The directors are Natalie Bailey and Melvin Montalban.

the Unusual suspects premiered internationally in competition in the International Panorama section of Series Mania in 2021 and has received critical acclaim since its launch.

In a statement, APC co-founders and CEOs Laurent Boissel and Emmanuelle Guilbart said they look forward to seeing new audiences engage with the story.

The unusual suspects continues to captivate international audiences with its powerful and entertaining characters offering new insight into the immigrant experience,” they said.

Significant production investment for The unusual suspects came via Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW and About Premium Content, who also handle international distribution. Post-house Cutting Edge has also set up funding.