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The Unusual Suspect is a hit at Séries Mania

Aug 31, 2021 3:04:22 PM / by Julie Sacré

Screened on August 27 in the opening of the Panorama International section at the Séries Mania festival, the series was a hit with both the public and the professionals!


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In Sydney's upscale neighbourhoods, the theft of a multi-million-dollar necklace prompts wealthy women and their Filipino employees to come together to ensure that justice is served.

The Australian series is represented in international markets by the Paris-based co-production and distribution banner About Premium Content (APC), and was produced by Aquarius Films' Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford for SBS Australia.

The 4x60 minute mini-series deals with immigration, emancipation and female friendship against a backdrop of class struggle. The Unusual Suspect was very well received by the public when it aired this summer in Australia. People compared it to Parasite, Desperate Housewives and even the social satires of Molière! They are very different references, but they show how the series appeals to long-established principles (in comedy, as in everyday life).

Miranda Otto (Return of the King, Homeland) leads this biting and explosive comedy with Susana Downes, Aina Dumlao, Lena Cruz and Michelle Vergara Moore.

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At its recent screening at Séries Mania, the reviews were no less glowing, and many professionals were seduced. So much so that the series will soon be seen in various parts of the world:

OCS has just acquired the rights for France, Bell Media for Canada. In addition, the streaming platform Rialto in New Zealand, Filmin in Spain, AMC Networks International Southern Europe in Spain and Portugal have also acquired the rights, as well as Streamz and Proximus in Belgium, and finally Hulu for the American territory.


Tags: international sales, Festivals, Series

Written by Julie Sacré

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