Sony Pictures Television acquires rights for 'The Confession'
MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has acquired the original multi-platform series, The Confession, for their international channels and branded non-linear platforms.
Starring multi award-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland and two-time Academy Award nominee John Hurt, The Confession wll premiere on SPT‘s AXN-branded platforms in 125 territories and on AXN.com beginning this month.
The announcement was made by SPT executive VP programming and production, networks Marie Jacobson.
AXN Korea will debut the digital series first on 12 September followed by a targeted online roll out across AXN Central Europe‘s 10 localised websites on 20 September with subsequent territory roll outs including Spain, Portugal, Latin America, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.
The series consists of 10 original episodes, four scripted back-story episodes and extensive behind-the-scenes footage. In total, almost two hours of original content will be available in varying formats across the channels and on AXN.com in every region.
SPT will handle additional distribution of the show worldwide and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will handle digital and DVD distribution exclusively, outside of North America.
Jacobson said, "The Confession is one of the highest-quality multi-platform series we‘ve seen in our many years developing and buying content for our TV and digital platforms. The series will play great alongside AXN‘s biggest primetime shows and Kiefer is a killer draw for our global audience."
The Confession is a story of redemption and the exploration of good and evil. The story begins on Christmas Eve when a hitman (Kiefer Sutherland) enters a church to confess his sins to a priest (John Hurt). Through a series of gripping flashbacks, the Confessor‘s story is revealed.
The audience is taken on a dramatic journey leading to the moment where one man‘s chance at ultimate redemption hangs in the balance. While at first the Confessor appears to be an evil, cold-blooded killing machine and the Priest the ultimate arbiter of good, both characters push the boundaries of right and wrong.