Thursday 24 May 2018

TV3 soap Red Rock to get daytime TV slot on BBC

Going global: Paudge and Sharon in Red Rock.
Going global: Paudge and Sharon in Red Rock.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Award-winning TV3 soap Red Rock has bagged a daytime TV slot on BBC.

The sale of the rights - for a reported €500,000 - to all 80 episodes to the BBC was announced in February.

The BBC officially announced the acquisition this week, confirming that the soap will broadcast during the day.

“Daytime viewers are in for a treat with Red Rock. It's a compelling new police drama set in Ireland, it has plenty of twists and turns, and it's coming to the BBC this year," said Dan McGolpin, Controller of BBC Daytime.

The soap had already proved a hit in the US with positive reviews following its broadcast on Amazon Prime.

Stephen Driscoll, EVP Media, All3Media International said, “We are very proud to see Red Rock secure a home on the BBC. Red Rock delivers an engaging cast of characters and storylines that will grip audiences with this original mix of family drama and police procedural.”

The soap, which is set in a fictional seaside town just outside of Dublin, costs about €65,000 per episode to make and is now in its second series.

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