France Télévisions is joining the BBC and Amazon for its new eight-part series The Collection.
The series, already set in France, follows a 1947 Parisian fashion house and the two brothers who helm it as they strive to build a design empire amid an atmosphere of glamour and treachery.
The co-collaboration marks the first time the pub broadcasters (both France TV and BBC) have signed on with the SVOD, and marks the first partnership for the French network with any digital subscription video on demand services. The series will now air on France 3, as well as exclusively to Prime members in the U.K.
“By joining a global platform such as Amazon Prime Videos, as well as global distributor BBC Worldwide, we are taking part in an exciting new business model,” said Médéric Albouy, head of drama co-productions at France TV, in a statement. The partnership is also designed to connect French production with international partners, he added.
The series is created, written and executive produced by Oliver Goldstick (pictured), the award-winning showrunner behind linear hits such as Lipstick Jungle and Pretty Little Liars. (Goldstick’s deal was brokered by Cori Wellins and Melissa Myers of WME and Don and Matt Walerstein of Rohner & Walerstein.)
Series executive producers include Anne Thomopoulos, Pascal Breton for French production partner, Federation Entertainment, and Kate Croft, who originated the series with Goldstick under her exclusive development and production deal with the BBC Worldwide-backed prodco, Lookout Point.