The past few weeks has seen a resurgence in the popularity and topicality of Hinterland (Y Gwyll) – series two has recently finished on BBC4 and global viewers have, if our comments section is anything to go by, been engrossed in the saga thanks to its appearance on Netflix outside of the UK. So this next piece of news will delight our US readers…
S4C’s award-winning Ceredigion noir will soon be seen on free-to-air American screens. The distributor all3media International has sold the series to American Public Television (APT). The announcement was made by senior series producer Ed Thomas in an event organised by Aberystwyth University for former students in New York this week.
Filmed in Aberystwyth and the surrounding areas, the Y Gwyll/Hinterland cast and crew are currently working on the third series, which will be shown first on S4C in October 2016.
The English language version of the first series of Y Gwyll/Hinterland, will be shown in 13 US TV Markets from 30 June onwards, including Kansas City, Seattle, Oregon, Milwaukee, Buffalo NY and Boston.
The crime drama is already shown on Netflix in the US and has been sold across the globe; including many European countries such as Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Slovenia, France and Denmark.
S4C’s Chief Executive, Ian Jones welcomed the news and said:
“I am extremely proud of Y Gwyll/Hinterland and it’s great news that viewers across the US can now enjoy this fantastic series on free-to-air television. The popularity of Y Gwyll keeps on growing and it has become a huge export for both S4C and Wales– raising the profile of the country and the talent we have here. It shows how investment in the creative industries can take Wales to a global stage, bringing with it huge benefits for future development and the economy.”
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