Endemol Shine International brokers deal with NHK Japan for international hit series ‘Younger’
Endemol Shine International today announced they have secured a deal with NHK Japan for the hit Darren Star (Sex in the City) created US series ‘Younger’. The multi-season deal was negotiated by Endemol Shine International’s Executive Sales Director – Asia, Rashmi Bajpai.
From “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star and starring two-time Tony® winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard and Charles Michael Davis, “Younger” follows Liza, a woman who lies about her age at her job in the highly competitive world of publishing. As Liza’s personal and professional lives have become irreversibly intertwined over time, keeping the secret proves more and more difficult.
Cathy Payne, Chief Executive of distributor Endemol Shine International comments: ‘ESI are thrilled that NHK have secured ‘Younger’ for their Japanese audience. It is another huge success for this incredibly relatable and empowering series that has an immense and loyal fan base around the world’.
Produced by TV Land, the series is written and executive produced by entertainment icon Darren Star (Sex and the City) with Endemol Shine International distributing the series outside of the US.
Season 5 premiered in the US on June 5 with the sixth season confirmed before the Season 5 premier. Younger will be moving to the Paramount Network for season six.
Season 5 was the highest-rated season in franchise history amount P18-49 (Live and Live+SD, 3/31/15 – 8/28/18). It also ranked as #1 in its ad-supported cable time period with W18-49 (Live+3, Ad-Supported Cable, Tue/10P-10:30P, 6/5/18-8/28/18 excludes hiatus week 7/3/18, rank based on coverage ratings).
Having sold across 160 countries most recently to Prosieben in Germany, other international partners include AXN (Asia), CTV Two (Canada), Max and Musique Canada (French speaking Canada), Hyundai Media (South Korea), Discovery (Netherlands, Poland, Turkey), Kwesé TV (Africa), SET (United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Russia), Fox (Italy, Balkans), Hot! (Israel), Skjár Einn (Iceland), Vitaya (Belgium), Kinopokaz (Russia), Showjet and Strana.Super TV (Russia), E! (Latin America), Showmax (Africa), 360TV (Latvia), NEON (New Zealand), STAN (Australia), TEVA (France), Videoland (Netherlands), Turner (Germany, Spain), TV2 (Norway), TV4 (Sweden), Viacom 18 (India), Societe Radio-Canada (French speaking Canada), IVU.ru (Russia), iflix (Asia), Lattelecom SIA (Latvia), Viaplay (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania).