UK and US acquisitions for Deep Water and The Code

Yael Stone and Noah Taylor on the set of Deep Water.

UK-based distributor DCD Rights has signed a host of deals for the upcoming SBS mini-series Deep Water and the second season of Playmaker's The Code.

Deep Water has been sold to BBC Four and expected to make its UK debut later this year.  Meanwhile, RLJ Entertainment has acquired the North American rights, with the Blackfella Films drama to have its US premiere on Acorn TV on November 7.

As part of the same deals, BBC Four and RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn TV have also acquired the second season of The Code. This adds to deals with DR (Denmark), Super Channel (Canada), RUV (Iceland), Vubiquity (Middle East, Africa, South East Europe and Israel) and Arte (France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany and Austria), as well as DVD/Video rights to Universal Pictures Video (French speaking Europe, Canada and Africa).

The first season of The Code has been sold to 60 territories.

“We’re very pleased to announce such a wide range of deals for our current dramas – both Deep Water and the new season of The Code deliver impeccable primetime content which is sure to attract strong ratings,” said DCD Rights CEO Nicky Davies Williams.