Magazine article Screen International

Frank Spotnitz's 'Medici: Masters of Florence' Heads to Asia

Magazine article Screen International

Frank Spotnitz's 'Medici: Masters of Florence' Heads to Asia

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Frank Spotnitz's high-end Italian Renaissance drama Medici: The Masters of Florence is heading to Asia following a round of high-profile deals to the region.

Paris-based Wild Bunch TV has announced fresh sales to China (BlueMedia Times), the Philippines (ABS-CBN) as well as to South Korea, where it has been acquired by Green Narea Media.

The series has also been sold to burgeoning Malaysia-based SVOD player Iflix for 80 territories across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Other new deals include to Finland (YLE), Russia (MTV Networks), the Balkins (Dexins), Greece (Tanweer Alliances), Netherlands (Benelux Film Investment) and Turkey (Fabula Medya) for first window rights.

The series broke rating records in Italy when it aired on state broadcaster Raiuno last October, with early episodes drawing more than seven million spectators, or 30% of the audience.

Netflix launched the series in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada and India last December. …

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