Irish Crime Drama ‘Hidden Assets’ Strikes Season 2 Sales – Global Bulletin

Irish Crime Drama ‘Hidden Assets’ Strikes Season 2 Sales – Global Bulletin

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ASSEST SALES DISCLOSURE

Rights to the second season of Irish crime drama series “Hidden Assets” have been licensed by DCD Rights. Buyers include the BBC for the U.K., SBS and Stan for Australia, TV4 for Sweden and TV2 for Norway.

The 12-part series is produced by Saffron Moon, Facet4Media & Potemkino for RTE, Super Channel & Acorn TV, and was written by Peter McKenna (Kin, Red Rock), Morna Regan, Mary Fox and Marthy Thornton. It was co-directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan (“Into The Storm,” “Silent Witness”) and leading Belgian director Kadir Ferati Balci (“Cold Courage”). The second season, which had co-funding from Screen Ireland and Creative Europe MEDIA, was first transmitted on RTE Ireland in September this year.

It stars Nora-Jane Noone (“The Ipcress File,” “My Sailor, My Love”), Wouter Hendrickx (“Undercover,” “Blackout”) and Simone Kirby (“His Dark Materials,” “Peaky Blinders”). Series One also starred Angeline Ball (“Keeping Faith,” “Doc Martin”).

The story picks up from the first season in which Irish investigators probed a series of bombings in Belgium. Personnel changes mean that the Criminal Assets Bureau is less willing to strike a deal with a informant, but is forced into an alliance when the CAB and the Belgian investigators come under a cyber-attack.

SENIOR SERVICE

Lee Jung-jae, the Korean star of “Squid Game” this week donated some KRW50 million ($39,000) to support senior citizens from the acting profession. His donation includes the $15,600 prize money he received at the end of October from the Beautiful Arts Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Shin Young-kyun Arts and Culture Foundation, and $23,500 of foods sourced from Harim, one of Lee’s commercial sponsors. The donation is channeled through the Korean Film Talent Association.

“As somebody who has stood on the shoulders of those who have gone before me, I am always saddened when I learn of my seniors suffering due to poverty and illness,” Lee said.

TASTE OF TAIWAN

Discovery Network and Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will next week (Dec. 7) launch “Food Masters: Taste of Taiwan,” a multi-part documentary on a quest to discover Taiwan’s culinary identity. It is produced by Volos Films for Warner Bros. Discovery.

Involving food experts, farmers and Michelin-starred chefs, the show visits culinary pioneer Chef Leo Tsai, whose Mountain & Sea restaurant seamlessly combines tradition with modern awareness; the Din Tai Fung, noodles and dumplings chain; Raw, led by Chef Andre Chiang, who blends local ingredients with Western techniques for sustainable and inclusive cuisine; and Alex Peng‘s high-end restaurant Akame, which changes its menu daily based on local produce.

The show also explores Taiwan’s vibrant street food scene, from the bustling night markets to traditional breakfast eateries.

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