Netflix Nabs US Rights to ‘The Honorable Woman’ Miniseries

/ Oct 8, 2014

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Netflix has acquired the rights to “The Honorable Woman,” a miniseries that puts star Maggie Gyllenhaal in the midst of political conflict in the Middle East.

The rights come as the result of a deal between the streaming video service and BBC Worldwide. As per the deal, all eight parts of the series, which was written, directed, and produced by Hugo Blick, will become available for Netflix subscribers in the US.

BBC Worldwide announced this deal prior to MIPCOM, which will take place October 13 to 16 in Cannes. The company also already sold “The Honorable Woman” to services in a host of other countries, from Canal Plus in France and Spain to HBO for Nordic territories. BBC Worldwide also signed deals with CBC in Canada, Hot in Israel, and TV2 in Norway, among others.

“The Honorable Woman” first aired this past summer in the US on Sundance TV. Greg Brenman executive produced the miniseries, while Drama Republic and Eight Rooks produced.

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