'Albatros' has been sold to the American broadcaster PBS and will soon be broadcast on public television in the US. The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is the largest American non-commercial television network, with over 350 affiliated local TV stations. The broadcaster can thus be seen in 290 million American living rooms and is considered one of the most reliable broadcasters.
The series has also been sold to various VOD platforms in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and to the public broadcaster of the Czech Republic and RTBF in Wallonia. In Flanders and the Netherlands, the Canvas series can now be seen on Streamz and Netflix. Last year in October, the series won the Prix Europa for best European fiction series.
"These sales are really very special for us as makers because they confirm the international appeal and universal themes of the series," says director Wannes Destoop.
The tragicomic fiction series follows ten obese people who participate in an 'Albatros' slimming camp in the Ardennes. The eight-part series was created by director Wannes Destoop and actor Dominique Van Malder ('Radio Gaga'), who also plays in the series.