Newen Connect announces the sale of four critically acclaimed thriller series to Topic streaming service

Christian”, “Dough”, “The Spectacular” and “White Sands” will join the Topic streaming platform’s catalogue to elevate its selection of crime and suspense thrillers from around the World.

PARIS and NEW YORK, July 1st, 2022 – Newen Connect, distribution company of the Newen Studios group and its shareholder TF1 Group, and Topic, the streaming service dedicated to crime and thrillers from First Look Entertainment, have finalized a deal for Topic to acquire the exclusive U.S. and Canada rights to four hit European series to complement the service’s rapidly growing crime and suspense offerings.

The four series in the first-ever deal between the two companies include “Christian” (Italy), “Dough” (Sweden), “The Spectacular” (The Netherlands), and “White Sands” (Denmark). The series reflect Topic’s mission to elevate crime and suspense thrillers from around the globe.

Jennifer Liang, Vice President, Programming Strategy, Acquisitions & Sales, Topic: “Our subscribers come to Topic for truly unique, well-crafted crime stories not found anywhere else. These four critically acclaimed series reinforce our goal to curate and deliver the best crime-themed offerings worldwide, and we’re thrilled we get to partner with Newen Connect to deliver them to our viewers.”

Leona Connell – EVP Distribution – Newen Connect: “With these four hit series, Topic has acquired some of the best thrillers from our slate. These series represent what Newen Connect does so well, distribute strong series from across Europe, each one presenting innovative and gripping storytelling. Topic is the perfect platform to bring these unique series to North America.”


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