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14 Jan - 2020

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The partnership for the UK and Ireland incorporates Dune, Carnival Row and Lost in Space

Global entertainment company, Legendary Entertainment, has appointed independent licensing agent, Rocket Licensing, to manage the consumer products programme for upcoming event feature film  Dune, the big screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal best-seller, as well as the hit television series: Carnival Row and Lost in Space, in the UK and Ireland. Rocket Licensing has outlined target consumer product categories including: apparel, dress-up, gifting, social stationery, games and homewares.

Set for release on December 18, 2020, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Dune is based on the eponymous novel, widely renowned as one of the greatest science fiction masterworks of all time. The film boasts an all-star cast including: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Stephen Henderson, Chang Chen, Charlotte Rampling, with Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem, and is directed by visionary filmmaker Denis Villenueve. This highly anticipated epic tells the coming-of-age story of Paul Atreides, a young man who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family.

Carnival Row, the hit neo-Victorian fantasy television series from Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, features an all-star line-up including Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, among an ensemble British cast, and has already enjoyed 11+ million viewers since its premiere in August 2019 (Source: Nielsen, NPower, Live SVOD Data, Amazon). Set in a world where mythological immigrant creatures are struggling to coexist with humans, the series follows a war-hardened human detective as he investigates a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row and a refugee faerie who returns to his life and forces him to reckon with a past he is trying to forget, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Following a hugely successful first series that has racked up an enomorous 30+ million viewers in the U.S. since its premiere in April 2018 (Source: Nielsen, NPower, Live SVOD Data, Netflix), the epic family adventure Lost in Space returns for series 2, launched globally on Netflix in December 2019. The long-awaited next instalment of the popular reimagining of the 1960s classic science fiction television show by Irwin Allen is back with brand new adventures for the Robinson family, as well as bringing a wealth of new opportunities for licensing.

Rob Wijeratna, Joint Managing Director of Rocket Licensing, says: “We’re thrilled to be continuing our relationship with Legendary and working on this raft of great brands. Each of them is very different and together they create a wealth of potential for licensing partnerships. We’re excited to showcase these brands to the industry.”

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