Peacock – the new streaming service from NBC Universal – has picked up the rights to high-octane conspiracy thriller Departure (6 x 45’). The series will launch on Peacock on September 17.
Departure stars Emmy® Award winner Archie Panjabi and Academy Award® winner Christopher Plummer. The series is produced by Shaftesbury and Greenpoint Productions in association with Corus Entertainment and Red Arrow Studios International, and co-financed by Starlings Television. The series was commissioned by Global (Canada).
Red Arrow Studios International distributes Departure worldwide excluding the US, which is handled by Starlings Television.
Departure has already been sold by Red Arrow Studios International to territories including the UK, Germany, Spain and Poland.
Departure follows the mystery of Flight 716 – a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. After the crash, brilliant aviation investigator Kendra Malley, played by Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), is called in to investigate by her former boss and mentor Howard Lawson, played by Christopher Plummer (All The Money In The World). With the whole world watching, Kendra and her team race to pinpoint the missing aircraft and locate possible survivors. They must battle through a host of suspects and motives, from pilot suicide and terrorism, to politically motivated murder and systems failure to determine what really happened to Flight 716 – and to stop it from happening again.