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Channel One buys Section Zero

Scripted-logo-460_2Section_ZeroRussian broadcaster Channel One has acquired edgy French drama Section Zero.

The free-TV station will launch the 8x1hr show in August, playing episodes back to back between August 1-4.

StudioCanal distributes the show and struck the Russian deal, having already shopped it to SBS in Australia.

Section Zero, a cop show set in a dystopian near future, hails from Braquo writer Olivier Marchal and is made by by EuropaCorp Television, Bad Company and Umedia.

Channel One’s Peter Shepin said: “We’re happy to add some Olivier Marchal style and atmosphere to the late night prime which exists specifically to target younger segments of our audience.”

Katrina Neylon, executive VP, sales and marketing, StudioCanal, said: “Boasting a stellar cast both on and off screen, Section Zero seamlessly blends politics and science fiction for a gripping, contemporary thriller with great international relevance and appeal.”