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FIC secures all Wayward Pines rights

Wayward PInesFox International Channels has acquired rigths to M. Night Shyamalan’s event thriller series Wayward Pines.

The deal represents the first time FIC has agreed a deal to control all rights to a programme outside of the US.

FIC will be the exclusive first-window broadcaster of the Matt Dillon-starring show in 125 territories, and will control international content sales.

Upcoming Fox ten-partner Wayward Pines follows Dillon as a Secret Service agent who travels to small Idaho town to find a pair of missing federal agents.

FIC will employ the same day-and-date episode launch strategy that it has used for other series such as The Walking Dead and American Horror Story.

Simon Thomas, FIC’s London-based executive VP, content sales, will oversee international distribution deals.