SundanceTV announced it will co-produce a new original scripted mini-series, ONE CHILD. The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert (Complicit, Five Minutes of Heaven) and starring Katie Leung (Harry Potter) begins production in May in London and Taiwan and will air in late 2014. ONE CHILD crosses the world as a Chinese-born young woman adopted by British parents must struggle with who she really is in order to decide where her loyalty lies.
Sundance Channel’s critically-acclaimed miniseries, TOP OF THE LAKE, garnered a first Globe win for Elisabeth Moss for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television. TOP OF THE LAKE was directed by Oscar® winner Jane Campion and Garth Davis, co-written by Campion and Gerard Lee and produced by Academy Award® winners Emile Sherman and Iain Canning, and Philippa Campbell.
Cameras start rolling this week for eighteen weeks on Sundance Channel’s upcoming fast paced, labyrinthine thriller written and directed by BAFTA® winner Hugo Blick, THE HONOURABLE WOMAN. A stellar international cast join Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, playing the titular role (Nessa Stein) in the eight part mini-series. The production will shoot throughout the UK and Morocco.
Sundance Channel announced today it has signed a co-production deal with BBC Worldwide, North America on the original mini-series THE HONOURABLE WOMAN starring Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight, Secretary). The announcement comes following Sundance Channel’s recent renewal of critically acclaimed original series “Rectify,” and as it prepares for its next original drama series “The Descendants” (working title). The eight part mini-series is a suspenseful thriller written and directed by BAFTA® winner Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line) and executive produced by Drama Republic’s Greg Brenman (“Low Winter Sun,” Billy Elliot) and produced by Abi Bach (Small Island).
Emily Watson is one of those rare, highly versatile actresses that plays such a wide variety of roles – from a private eye to a housemaid to a dead bride and everything in between – that she literally defies typecasting. Two of her most memorable recent roles include Tammy, the assistant to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Caden Cotard in SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (2008) and Margaret Humphreys, a Nottingham social worker in the critically acclaimed ORANGES AND SUNSHINE (2010). I, along with everyone here at Sundance, am eagerly awaiting her next big role alongside Dominic West (The Wire) in APPROPRIATE ADULT, the upcoming Sundance Channel Original Mini-Series, airing this Fall.
New York, NY – July 21, 2011 – On the heels of two Emmy® nominations for its first scripted drama “Carlos,” Sundance Channel announces a second original drama, APPROPRIATE ADULT. Based on true events, APPROPRIATE ADULT tells the story of British serial killer Fred West and his relationship with his “appropriate adult,” Janet Leach. In the UK, an “appropriate adult” is appointed to sit in on police interviews with children or vulnerable adults to safeguard their interests.