C21 : Int’l nets offer refuge to France 5 doc Attila the Hun from Pernel Media

SBS in Australia, ZDFinfo in Germany and SVT in Sweden are among the international broadcasters to have acquired France 5 doc series Attila the Hun.

Samuel Kissous

The project was produced for the French public broadcaster by Paris-based indie Pernel Media and sold internationally by ITV Studios.

Deals have also been secured with TVE and Movistar+ in Spain, VRT in Belgium, EER in Estonia and Viasat World in the Baltics, CEE, Russia and CIS and Scandinavia

The documentary, which sheds new light on the enigmatic ruler with the help of dramatic re-enactments and the latest historical, archaeological and genetic research, launched last year on France Television.

ITVS is also shopping another pair of Pernel projects – Caesar’s Doomsday War and Lost Cities of the Trojans – which will be among its non-scripted titles launched to the international market later this year.

Caesar’s Doomsday Wars looks at how, without the Gallic Wars, Julius Caesar’s name could have sunk into oblivion. The major conflict made the Roman rebel general a legendary leader who changed the course of history and the series explores his incredible ascension through the epic and pivotal period of the Gallic Wars.

Lost Cities of the Trojans is a present-day archaeological investigation-led documentary with exclusive access to two archaeological sites and their research leaders, which uncovers new information about the myth of the Trojan War and the destiny of the Trojan warriors.

Samuel Kissous, president of Pernel Media, said: “Over the years, Pernel Media has become expert in developing and producing archaeology series shot around the world. After the international success of Attila the Hun, we are delighted to partner up once again with ITV Studios on the distribution of our two new specials.”


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