Hit C4 comedy Catastrophe is to be remade in French for French-speaking Canadian broadcaster Super Ecran.
It is the first scripted format sale for the show, which is distributed by Avalon Distribution. The new version is being produced by 1R2D and is set to air in early 2017.
Filming will take place in Montreal this autumn and will star Julie Perreault as Audrey, a Quebecois school teacher, and Rossif Sutherland as Frank, an American Francophile.
The series will be directed by Louise Archambault (Gabrielle and Familia).
It is based on Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan’s Catastrophe (12 x 30’), which is produced by Avalon Television with Birdbath Productions and Merman Films for Channel 4 in the UK and Amazon Prime in the USA.
The original series has now been sold to over 120 territories worldwide by Avalon Distribution. Most recent sales include: Lifetime (US), Canal + (France), Movistar+ (Telefonica, Spain), ABC (Australia), Direct TV (Pan Americana) and HOT (Israel).
These acquisitions join previous deals with Amazon (USA) and Amazon Prime Instant (UK), Sky (NZ), Channel 2 (Iceland), AMC Networks for Sundance Channel (Benelux), Canadian subscription VoD service Shomi and Scandinavian pubcasters SVT (Sweden), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland) and NRK (Norway).