ABC political thriller "The Code" sold to the US
The upcoming ABC drama The Code has been sold to the US market, in a deal clinched before next week's MipTV program sales market in Cannes, France.
The Code is a six-part political thriller from Playmaker Media, the production company behind the Nine Networks two drama hits House Husbands and Love Child.
It stars Lucy Lawless, Adam Garcia, David Wenham, Aden Young and Ashley Zukerman and will air on the ABC later this year.
The Code is set in Canberra and follows two brothers, a journalist and a computer hacker, who become enmeshed in a political conspiracy which threatens both of their lives.
British-based company DCD Rights owns the international rights to the series, and is planning to showcase it at MipTV next week.
DirectTV will air the series in the US.
DCD Rights has also signed deals to put the series on the Sundance Channel in Latin America and DR in Denmark.
MipTV starts on April 7.
The four-day programming buyers' market is one of the television industry's major calendar events, and draws thousands of program buyers from networks around the world who will sift through content from more than 1500 production companies, broadcasters and studios.
The Code Trailer