Brassic goes global | Sky comedy sold to five nations

Brassic goes global

Sky comedy sold to five nations

Sky One’s new comedy show Brassic has been sold to five countries around the world.

Under a new deal, the show will air on CBC in Canada, ABC in Australia, Rialto in New Zealand, Canal+ in France and Comunidad Film in Spain

Ruth Berry, managing director of global distribution at ITV Studios, said ‘ From Joe Gilgun to Dominic West, its desperately funny stories and the totally universal theme of friendships, Brassic is charming it’s way around the world and we are all rooting for it."

And writer Danny Brocklehurst added: ‘The incredible UK success of Brassic proves there is a desire right now for big-hearted comedy-drama that speaks of friendship, community and love. The themes are universal, and I'm thrilled the show is being seen far and wide.’

The first episode of series one accumulated an audience of 1.65 million in its first seven days, making it Sky’s biggest original comedy series launch since 2012.

The show follows a group of working-class friends who have dealt, scammed, bribed and conned their way through adolescence, but now find their past Catching Up with them.

 Co-created by Danny Brocklehurst and This is England star Joseph Gilgun, Brassic also stars Michelle Keegan, Ruth Sheen and Tim Key.

Published: 10 Oct 2019

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