The Nine Network has announced that its compelling and controversial Australian drama series, Underbelly, is set for broadcast throughout the world.
Through a deal concluded with Fox International Channels and UK based distributor Portman Film & Television, the 13 one hour episode series produced by Screentime for the Nine Network, will broadcast across the majority of Fox International Channel feeds including the UK, Italy, Balkans, Korea, Pan-Asia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa and Turkey.
Nine Network CEO David Gyngell said, “This deal is testament to the incredible production quality of Underbelly. To say we are pleased is an understatement – we are delighted that the series will gain international audiences and global recognition.”
Underbelly reveals the story behind Melbourne’s infamous gangland killings – a ten year war between rival factions of the city’s criminal underworld that shocked Australia.
Its recent broadcast in Australia was the most successful Australian drama launch in Sydney and nationally in the 25-54 year old demographic since the OzTam ratings system was introduced.
Underbelly has not been shown in Victoria due to a court order suppressing its broadcast in that state.
[release from Nine Network]