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Zodiak takes two US cable series

Zodiak Rights has acquired international rights to two US cable series.

The distributor, part of Zodiak Media, has picked up T Group Productions’ In The Big House and Handbook Productions’ US version of UK-originated format A Place In The Sun.

In The Big House is a 8x30mins series for Viacom’s LGBT-focused channel LOGO. It follows recently paroled mobster ‘Big Lou’ Verdi as he moves in with his daughter and her metrosexual husband Jay.

The US version of A Place In The Sun is 12x30mins series for Discovery Velocity. It is a US take on the UK’s acclaimed real estate/travel show hybrid.

Glen Hansen, senior VP sales, acquisitions and coproduction North America, Zodiak Rights said: “T Group produces many high-quality, top-rated shows across a wide range of US networks and we are delighted to have established our first of hopefully many distribution deals with them. We are also excited to have secured the international rights to the US version of A Place In The Sun – a hugely successful show/brand in the international property and travel space. We expect this new US series to be of strong interest to viewers worldwide.”