BBC Worldwide has signed a first look deal with the fledgling television arm of The King’s Speech and Shame co-producer See-Saw Films.

The BBC’s commercial arm will be first in line to distribute See-Saw projects after it partnered with the company to sell its Jane Campion drama Top of the Lake internationally.

The company is currently in production on the six-part BBC2 detective series and further spread its wings into TV in May, hiring former BBC Films exec Jamie Laurenson.

“Ambition, creativity and top level talent are the hallmarks of See-Saw Films and bringing those qualities into TV production will result in some truly exciting and original content,” said Sarah Doole, creative director and head of indie drama for BBCW.

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