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Endemol sells Brooker’s Black Mirror abroad

Charlie Brooker’s dark drama Black Mirror is to launch across Australia, Israel, Spain and Scandinavia after distributor Endemol closed a raft of deals.

Endemol Worldwide Distribution has sold the drama into 21 territories ahead of MIPTV.

Broadcasters including SBS (Australia), Hot Vision (Israel), SVT (Sweden) and both Turner and Mediaset in Spain have acquired the series. It has also closed a pan regional deal in Central and Eastern Europe that covers 15 CIS territories including Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary and is in the process of closing a deal in China.

Black Mirror is three standalone hour long dramas created by former Guardian writer Brooker. It originally aired on Channel 4 in the UK.

Cathy Payne, CEO of Endemol Worldwide Distribution said: “It is testament to the international appeal of Black Mirror that so many deals have been struck ahead of its launch at MIPTV. This is a high quality mini series with brilliantly written scripts and an exceptional cast. Each suspenseful episode is packed with observations on modern life that are relevant to audiences anywhere in the world.”