Black Snow lands on Prime Video in Africa

By Content Nigeria reporter
May 5, 2023

Black Snow

Amazon Prime Video has picked up Australian cold case drama Black Snow from distributor All3Media International to stream in Africa.

Prime Video has acquired rights to the six-part series in a pan-territory deal for Africa and will premiere it in the coming months. This acquisition marks All3Media International’s first deal with Prime Video in Africa.

All3Media is also sending the show to OSN for the MENA region, where it will be available on streamer OSN+ and OSNtv, while TVNZ has taken rights for New Zealand.

In Europe, Canal+ has picked up the show in Austria, Filmin in Spain, NPO in the Netherlands, Magenta TV in Germany and Cosmote in Greece and Sýn hf in Iceland.

Produced by Goalpost Television, Black Snow was co-commissioned by Australia’s Stan and Sundance Now for the US, Canada and the UK. Cast and crew celebrated its premiere at C21’s Content London last year.

Set in Australia’s North Queensland, the story centres on the murder of 17-year-old Isabel Baker (Talijah Blackman-Corowa) in 1995, a crime that devastated her Australian South Sea Islander community. The case was never solved, but in 2020, a discovery from a time capsule reopens the police investigation led by Detective James Cormack (Travis Fimmel), casting suspicion across the whole town and fracturing the harmony that has taken 25 years to rebuild.

The series is created by Lucas Taylor (Harrow), writing alongside Boyd Quakawoot (Black Comedy) and Beatrix Christian (Jindabyne). It is directed by Sian Davies (The Gloaming) and Matthew Saville (Please Like Me) and produced by Rosemary Blight (The Invisible Man), Lois Randall (Grace Beside Me) and Kaylene Butler (Elements).