The upcoming David Tennant miniseries Litvinenko has been picked up by a host of buyers across 80 international markets, including AMC+ and Sundance Now in the USA and Amazon’s Prime Video in Canada.
Written by George Kay and produced by Patrick Spence, ITV Studios and Tiger Aspect Productions, the drama tells the story of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian Federal Security Services and KGB officer, whose death from polonium poisoning in November 2006 triggered one of the most complex and dangerous investigations in the history of the Metropolitan Police.
The show will make its UK debut on ITV’s upgraded streaming service ITVX, which launches this autumn, and on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in the Nordics, Netherlands, Poland and Baltics.
Elsewhere, Litvinenko will air on M6 France, ProSieben Sat1 Germany, Sky Italia, Asia Pacific, Seven Network Australia, TVNZ New Zealand and Now TV Hong Kong. It will also be available in India through Viacom 18 and on M-Net in a pan-Africa deal.
Litvinenko stars David Tennant as Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian Federal Security Services and KGB officer whose death, from Polonium-210 poisoning in November 2006, triggered one of the most complex and dangerous investigations in the history of the Metropolitan Police. The four-part drama is the story of the determined New Scotland Yard officers who worked to prove who was responsible for Litvinenko’s death. The drama co-stars Mark Bonnar as Clive Timmons and Neil Maskell as Brent Hyatt, former New Scotland Yard officers involved in the investigation, and Margarita Levieva as Litvinenko’s widow Marina. The series has been directed by Jim Field Smith and was filmed on location in and around London.