Tubi (www.tubi.tv), Fox Corporation’s ad-supported video-on-demand service, announced today that it has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to the enthralling South African limited series, DEVIL’S PEAK. The five-episode crime thriller is based on the best-selling 2004 novel by Deon Meyer and is produced by Lookout Point and Expanded Media Productions in association with MultiChoice Studios and BBC Studios.
Tubi will have exclusive rights to the series in the U.S. and Canada, with the premiere set in both countries for January 15, 2024.
DEVIL’S PEAK is an enthralling crime drama that takes place in the picturesque backdrop of Cape Town, South Africa. The series follows Detective Benny Griessel (Hilton Pelser) who is tasked with tracking down a vigilante killer whose crimes are capturing the imagination of the city. As he gets closer to his mark, Griessel finds himself drawn into a dark and dangerous world where nothing is what it seems.
“DEVIL’S PEAK is a gripping crime drama that showcases the talent as well as the unique landscape of South Africa,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer at Tubi. “Tubi is committed to providing our diverse audiences with an extensive selection of premium content, and DEVIL’S PEAK promises to captivate U.S. audiences as it has in other parts of the world.”
“Devil’s Peak is a brilliant addition to the growing premium offering of BBC Studios content on Tubi,” says Beth Anderson, SVP, FAST and VOD Sales, BBC Studios. “We are always looking for meaningful ways to bring the right piece of content to the right home and help partners grow and retain their audiences. Tubi is the perfect partner to bring this premium title to U.S. and Canadian audiences.”
The limited series boasts a South African cast with Pelser (Moffie, Dangerous Liaisons, Kissing Booth) leading alongside Sisanda Henna (Trackers, Rogue) and Tarryn Wyngaard. DEVIL’S PEAK was written and created for television by Matthew Orton (Operation Finale, Moon Knight) who adapted the series with Amy Jephta. Jozua Malherbe (Griekwastad, Justice Served) directed the series with Orton, Laura Lankester from Lookout Point and Francis Hopkinson from Expanded Media executive producing. Nomsa Philiso, Yolisa Phahle, and Allan Sperling of M-Net also executive produced.
Devil’s Peak is produced by Lookout Point and Expanded Media Productions in association with MultiChoice Studios and BBC Studios. BBC Studios, who own Lookout Point, serves as the international distributor of the series.
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