Vancouver, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Great Pacific Media (“GPM”), a division of Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV: TBRD, OTCQX: THBRF), in conjunction with SYFY, announce that Hulu and Prime Video have picked up a new 10-episode series Reginald the Vampire for their streaming services in selected territories. Additionally, Cineflix Rights, as exclusive global distribution partner, is releasing the series globally and will debut Reginald the Vampire to buyers at MIPTV in April.
Hulu has acquired the US rights to the series’ second window, produced by Thunderbird’s GPM with Modern Story, December Films and Cineflix Studios, which is in its final week of filming and is set to premiere summer on SYFY. Prime Video in Canada secured the streaming rights to the series, as well as Prime Video in Australia for that country and New Zealand.
Cineflix Rights launches Reginald the Vampire in the global market at MIPTV (April 4-6, 2022), where series star Jacob Batalon will also make an appearance to support the launch.
Based on Fat Vampire by Johnny B. Truant novels, the 10-episode comedy-tinged drama, directed by Batalon (Spider-Man: No Coming Home) as Reginald, upends traditional vampire tropes while draining the blood of modern beauty standards. Newly transformed, Reginald crashes into a world populated by handsome, fit, and vain vampires, where he overcomes obstacles not limited to: a bullying boss, falling in love with a human girl he cannot have, and a vampire leader who wants him dead. Luckily, Reginald discovers he has a few powers of his own.
“The amazing creative team and cast we’ve brought together to bring Reginald the Vampire to life attracted these amazing global media partners. We look forward to sharing this series with audiences around the world and delivering more premium scripted dramas like Reginald the Vampire to U.S. and international markets,” said Lindsay Macadam, senior vice president, content and business development, GPM, and executive producer.
“To have The Big, Weird, Wonderful Adventures of Reginald brought to the world through our creative talent and top-notch cast, and now, these top-notch platform and distribution partners, is incredibly exciting. Reginald the Vampire is the infusion of fresh blood this genre has been waiting for,” said Harley Peyton, showrunner of the series, executive producer and partner of Modern Story.
“We are delighted to distribute Reginald the Vampiresaid James Durie, Head of Scripts, Cineflix Rights. “With a young and diverse cast and a fantastic creative team, we believe this will be a surefire hit with our buyers. Jacob is a global star who will give the series incredible appeal, attracting not only his Spider-Man fans, but also a large number of fantasy fans around the world.
Jeremiah Chechik, partner of Modern Story (Shadowhunters, Diabolical) directs and is an executive producer alongside Todd Berger (Wynonna Earp), Peyton (Twin Peaks, Chucky) and Macadam by Thunderbird/GPM, David Way, Matthew Berkowitz and Jennifer Twiner McCarron. Brett Burlock and Peter Emerson are executive producers for Cineflix Studios (Tehran, Coroner). Season 1 directors include David Frazee, Lee Rose, and Siobhan Devine. Batalon is co-executive producer, with Julie Di Cresce.
ABOUT THUNDERBIRD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Thunderbird Entertainment Group is an award-winning, global, full-service, multi-platform production, distribution and rights management company, headquartered in Vancouver, with additional offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and Ottawa. Thunderbird creates award-winning scripted, unscripted and animated programming for the world’s leading digital platforms, as well as Canadian and international broadcasters. Thunderbird’s vision is to produce high quality, socially responsible content that makes the world a better place. The company develops, produces and distributes animated, factual and scripted content through its various divisions, including Thunderbird Kids and Family (Atomic Cartoons), Thunderbird Factual (Great Pacific Media) and Thunderbird Scripted. Productions under the Thunderbird umbrella include The last children on earth, Molly from Denali, highway through hell and Kim’s Convenience, among others. The Company also has a division dedicated to global distribution and consumer products. Thunderbird is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @tbirdent. For more information visit: www.thunderbird.tv.
ABOUT CINEFLIX RIGHTS
Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest distributor of independent TV content to broadcasters and streamers worldwide with a catalog of premium scripted series and films as well as high quality factual programming from some of the most creative producers. in the world. Our growing scripted slate includes the International Emmy®-winning Israeli spy series Tehran for Apple TV+; Irvine Welsh criminality, the acclaimed author’s riveting adaptation of his bestselling novel for BritBox; french thriller Rebecca, an Official Selection at Series Mania 2021; Acorn TV’s Comfortable Crime Walkthrough Pearl of Whitstable; award-winning series on Israeli police corruption Manayek; supernatural cult feel Wynonna Earp; Berlinale Series 2020 official selection Married and happy; and Icelandic political drama The Minister. These sit alongside several seasons of the much-loved hit Coroner and winner of an international Emmy® marcella. Founded in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London and part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.
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