BBC Four Announces New Acquisition The Code

6 April 2014

A new six part Australian thriller The Code has been acquired by Sue Deeks for BBC Four from DCD Rights. Produced by Playmaker, this new series reinforces BBC Four’s reputation as the true home of international drama.

The Code is set in the spectacular Australian landscape and tells the story of two very different brothers who unearth information that those at the highest levels of political power will kill to keep secret.

Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor, BBC Four says: “Following the success of The Bridge II and Salamander, both of which attracted audiences of over 1m an episode, I’m delighted to welcome another action-packed thriller to the channel, this time from the striking landscape of Australia – reinforcing BBC Four’s reputation as the home of the best international drama.”

Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition says:  ‘The Code is an intelligent and compelling thriller with a top-notch cast in a spectacular landscape – it has all of the ingredients that BBC Four viewers love’.  

Starring Lucy Lawless (Spartacus, Xena: Warrior Princess), Adam Garcia (Camp, Coyote Ugly, Hawthorne), David Wenham (Top Of The Lake, Better Man, 300), and Aden Young (I Frankenstein, Rectify, East West 101), The Code was created by Shelley Birse and written by Birse, Blake Ayshford and Justin Monjo. It is directed by Shawn Seet (Lovechild, Mystery Of A Hansom Cab, SLiDE) and produced by Playmaker’s David Maher, David Taylor and Shelley Birse.