Endeavor Content acquires int’l sales rights to CBC comedy Run the Burbs

Jun 30, 2021

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The Pier 21 Films-produced comedy stars Andrew Phung, who co-created the series alongside Scott Townend.

Endeavor Content, the studio and distribution division of U.S. talent and media agency Endeavor, has picked up the worldwide sales rights to Pier 21 Films-produced comedy Run the Burbs.

Under the deal, Endeavor Content will handle all worldwide sales, excluding first-window sales in Canada.

Co-created by Kim’s Convenience alum Andrew Phung and filmmaker Scott Townend (The Secret Marathon), the half-hour series follows a young Vietnamese/South Asian-Canadian family that taking a very different approach to living in the suburbs. Phung, who also executive produces the series, plays a stay-at-home dad with an entrepreneur wife and two kids.

CBC greenlit Run the Burbs in March on the heels of the cancellation of Kim’s Convenience. The 12-part first season is scheduled to premiere this winter.

Phung, who is repped by Oldfield Talent Management, made his directorial debut last year on an episode of The Slowest Show. His other acting credits includes Wynonna Earp and The Beaverton.

“At Endeavor Content we’re committed to projects that are inclusive of all communities and the diverse voices that are a true reflection of the global societies we serve, and we can’t wait to bring this unique, comedic take on modern suburban family life to audiences around the world,” said Endeavor Content’s director of content Liz Tang in a release.