Hinterland Confirmed For American Public Television

American Public Television (APT) has picked up the first season of Welsh crime drama Hinterland (Y Gwyll), already available on Netflix, for a US release on June 30.

Hinterland is a crime drama set in Aberystwyth against the backdrop of mountainous terrain, isolated farms and close-knit villages, starring Richard Harrington as DCI Tom Mathias.

Steve Macallister, CEO for Hinterland’s distributor, All3Media, said: “We’re delighted to announce this new deal… Hinterland’s incredibly atmospheric style and stunning, panoramic backdrops are a compelling platform for stories that are original, modern and local while also being timeless and universal.”

Ian Jones, S4C chief executive, said: “The popularity of Y Gwyll keeps on growing and it has become a huge export for both S4C and Wales – raising the profile of the country and the talent we have here.”

Hinterland will return to S4C in Wales for a third series in October 2016.