Disney has made a new deal with Keshet International to bring all three seasons of the hit BBC series, “The A Word” and its spin-off “, Ralph & Katie” to Disney+ in a number of countries across Europe, The Middle East and Africa.
“The A Word” follows a five-year-old who displays clear signs of communication problems, leading his dysfunctional family to have to get used to his autism while coping with their own apparent social disorders. The series is based on the Israeli family drama “Yellow Peppers”, which was created by Keren Margalit for Keshet Broadcasting. It was produced by Fifty Fathoms and Tiger Aspect.
The new series, “Ralph & Katie”, follows the exploits of two A Word characters with Down’s Syndrome.
Keshet International COO and President of Distribution Keren Shahar said in a statement to Deadline:
“Being part of the team which has helped Keren Margalit’s Yellow Peppers develop from a beautiful family drama here in Israel into a returning primetime BBC One drama that has sold in more than 80 territories and spawned its own spin-off is incredibly satisfying,”
“The A Word” is already available on Disney+ in the Nordics and Belgium, and the series will be released in Portugal, Italy, Spain and France in November. It will be released at a later date on Disney+ in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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