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MIPCOM: Sky Boards Tim Roth Drama ‘Last King of the Cross’

Comcast-owned pay-TV group Sky has captured the rights to the upcoming Australian crime drama within its European footprint Last King of the Cross.

In a deal announced on the eve of the international television market MIPCOM Cannes, Sky took over the exclusive rights in the UK, Ireland, Italy and Germany for the 10-episode series starring Tim Roth and inspired by John Ibrahim’s best-selling autobiography. about his rise from a penniless immigrant to Australia’s most notorious nightclub mogul. The series is set in the 80s and 90s in Australia’s mini-Atlantic city – the decadent half-mile stretch along Sydney’s Kings Cross where every kind of vice is on offer – starring Lincoln Younes, Claude Jabbour, Callan Mulvey, Tess Haubrich, Maria Tran and Matt Nable.

Helium Photos produced Last King of the Cross for Paramount+ Australia, with Cineflix Rights handling international sales. Mark Fennessy and Karl Zwicky produced, with Fennessy and John Ibrahim serving as executive producers. Kieran Darcy-Smith, Morgan O’Neill, Jane Allen, Alastair Newton Brown, Matt Nable and James Pope wrote the 10-episode series, with Darcy-Smith, Grant Brown, Catherine Millar and Ian Watso directing.

Last King of the Cross is a major launch for us at MIPCOM, so I’m excited to close this presale with Sky,” said James Durie, Head of Scripted at Cineflix Rights, calling the show a “a rags-to-riches crime story that is lustful and gripping, with an emotional family story at its core and a strong ensemble cast.”

Cineflix’s Growing Scripted Slate Also Includes SYFY’s Supernatural Dramedy Reginald the vampire with Jacob Batalon van Spider Man fame, the Dougray Scott starrer The Crime of Irvine Welsh and the Israeli spy series from AppleTV+ Tehran.

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