Shudder Acquires U.S. Rights to French Mini-Series Beyond The Walls
In its first exclusive acquisition of a new TV series, Shudder has picked up the U.S. rights to “Beyond the Walls,” the French mini-series created by Hervé Hadmar and Marc Herpoux, and will debut the show in the coming months. Read on for the details!
From the Press Release:
Newen Distribution, the distribution arm of Newen, is proud to announce an exclusive deal with AMC Networks’ premium dedicated horror streaming service Shudder for “Beyond the Walls” (3×52’). The deal includes the US Territory.
The mini-series was created by Hervé Hadmar and Marc Herpoux (“Forgotten Girls,” “Pigalle la Nuit,” “Signature,” and “Witnesses”) and produced by Lincoln TV. It has been sold to Shudder, a premium SVOD platform super-serving horror fans with curated horror films, shorts, and TV series from around the world.
“We’re extremely pleased to be working with AMC Networks’ Shudder for the first time and finding a perfect home for ‘Beyond the Walls,'” says Julien Leroux, Deputy Managing Director at Newen Distribution.
The “Beyond the Walls” acquisition marks the first exclusive television series to be added to Shudder’s extensive library of feature films and curated collections.
“We could not be more proud to present ‘Beyond the Walls’ to our members this fall,” said Linda Pan, General Manager, Shudder. “We plan to continue to premiere new high-quality films and series on Shudder – and ‘Beyond the Walls’ is an excellent example of thrilling genre programming made exclusively available to the Shudder community.”
Numerous discussions are also in progress between Newen Distribution and other future partners.
Thirty-year-old Lisa’s fate takes a dramatic turn the day she inherits a mysterious uninhabited old house left to her in the will of its deceased former owner. Fascinated, Lisa moves into the house without any inkling of the mysteries that await her.
One night, awakened by anguished cries, Lisa tears down the walls of the house and discovers a bizarre parallel world existing behind them. Attempting to find her way back to the real world, Lisa meets Julian, a soldier seemingly from a different era. As they try to survive the myriad of grim creatures that lurk in the shadows, both Lisa and Julian realize they have something in common: a lingering guilt over the tragic death of a loved one. And it won’t be long before those loved ones reappear to haunt their lives again…
“Beyond the Walls” is a mesmerizing supernatural thriller from the creators of “Witnesses” [“Les Temoins”]. With an international cast led by Veerle Baetens and Geraldine Chaplin, the series takes viewers on a frightening and mysterious adventure, into a world where old wounds never heal.