Germany’s ARD is the latest broadcaster to buy epic kids drama Roman Mysteries, distributed by Parthenon Entertainment and commissioned by the BBC from UK-based prodco The Little Entertainment Group.
The deal, brokered by Telepool GmbH, sees the German broadcaster acquiring the first 10 x half-hour series, with an option to acquire the second season.
ARD plans to bow the program in 2008, and has earmarked its kid’s magazine block on Saturday and Sunday mornings as the series’ new home. ARD/ZDF-owned German net KI.KA will also air Roman Mysteries on Saturday afternoon.
The US$23 million two-season series is the largest-ever children’s drama commission from the BBC, and follows the story of four friends during the latter days of the Roman Empire.