John Turturro’s ‘The Name of the Rose’ Sells to U.K.’s BBC, Germany’s Sky, France’s OCS

Variety | 10/15/2018 | Leo Barraclough
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Tele München Group’s world sales unit, TM International, has sold its high-end television series “The Name of the Rose,” starring John Turturro, to multiple territories, including the BBC in the U.K., Sky in Germany and OCS in France.

Additionally it has been acquired by YLE in Finland, NRK in Norway, DR in Denmark, SBS in Australia, VRT in Belgium, RTP in Portugal, Ceska TV in Czech Republic, Sky in New Zealand, and ITI in Poland. As previously announced, AMC’s SundanceTV holds the rights for the U.S. and Canada, and RAI will air the show in Italy.

Turturro - Cast - Series - Michael - Emerson

As well as Turturro, the cast of the eight-hour series includes Michael Emerson (“Lost,” “Person of Interest”), Rupert Everett (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”), Damian Hardung (“Red Band Society”), Sebastian Koch (“Homeland”), James Cosmo (“Game of Thrones”), Richard Sammel (“Inglourious ****”), Fabrizio Bentivoglio (“Human Capital”) and Greta Scarano (“In Treatment”).

The series is based on Umberto Eco’s novel, which has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide since it was first published in...
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