BBC Worldwide has concluded a number of major deals with European broadcasters to transmit the critically acclaimed Hustle, the Kudos production for BBC.
The series has been licensed to LA7 S.P.A. in Italy, Vlaamse Radio En Televisie in Belgium, TV2 in Norway, SVE in Sweden, Duna Television in Hungary, ProSieben in Germany, TVS in Iceland, Channel 10 in Israel. The show will also be broadcast in the Netherlands, Russia, Gibraltar and Croatia.
Anita Davison, Commercial Director-EMEIA, BBC Worldwide, commenting on the deals said: "The quality of Hustle is reflected in the sales success to date. The series has all the hallmarks of a huge international hit."
The series, which stars Adrian Lester (Primary Colors, Maybe Baby), Robert Vaughn (The Magnificent Seven, Bullitt), Robert Glenister (Murder, My Fragile Heart), Marc Warren (State of Play) and newcomer Jaime Murray, concentrates on a group of criminals with consciences. Playing tricks with trust, the hustlers are likeable, loveable rogues evoking the wit and warmth of Ocean's Eleven.