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Netflix is reportedly in talks with Channel 4 to co-produce an adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'A Tale of Two Cities'.

If the deal does go through, it will be Netflix's most significant ever partnership with a UK broadcaster.

Channel 4 is said to be looking for a partner for the project, with Netflix currently the favourite. BBC Worldwide owns the international rights to the series.

The series will be written by Alan Bleasdale – who previously adapted Dickens' novel 'Oliver Twist' for PBS and ITV in 1999 – and made by independent production company Mammoth Screen.

Netflix is currently expanding into more and more European countries. It will launch in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg before the end of the year. It will carry on working on co-productions while it expands.

It currently has 48 million subscribers in over 40 countries around the world. It's available in the UK and Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands, among others.

The service is one of the first to start streaming shows in 4K. Though earlier this year, it announced it will raise its subscription price by £1.

Source: Broadcast

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