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Normal People to be shown globally as production company lands multiple international deals

By Sarah Finnan

May 20, 2020 at 11:09am

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Normal People will soon be shown in over 20 countries.

The popularity of Sally Rooney's Normal People shows no signs of dying down just yet, with Endeavor Content - the international distributor of the series - confirming that it will be shown in over 20 countries across the globe having sold the rights to the series to a number of different territories around the world.

Produced by Oscar and BAFTA award-winning production company, Element Pictures, public reaction to the Irish-made show has been so great that international broadcasters have been falling over themselves to secure the rights to the series.

Lionsgate-owned international streamer Starzplay has bought the rights to the TV adaptation for Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latin America and Japan. While RTE acquired the rights to the show for Ireland, racking up over one million streams on the RTE player after the first six episodes aired.

Multiple other territories have also bought the rights to the 12-part series including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Cyprus and Malta, Iceland, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Russia and Sweden.

Speaking of the news, Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe - executive producers of Normal People and co-founders of Element Pictures said:

"The response from audiences in the UK, Ireland and the US to Normal People has been overwhelmingly positive. We are delighted that audiences around the world will now have the opportunity to see the show for themselves."

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