Shows

BACK TO LIFE

Daisy Haggard (Episodes, Uncle) will star as an ex-con and also write the series with former Perrier winner Laura Solon for BBC Three.

Haggard will play Miranda ‘Miri’ Thomas, who has just been released from a decade in prison following a terrible crime. Now aged 36, and with no job, no friends and no choice but to move back in with her parents.

Miri is desperate to move on, put the past behind her and get back to her life; but, in a small town where her crime is the most dramatic thing that has ever happened, will anyone let her?

Six half-hour episodes have been commissioned for BBC Three. They will be produced by Debbie Pisani and directed by Christopher Sweeney. Executive Producers will be Jack Williams, Harry Williams and Sarah Hammond for Two Brothers Pictures. Back to Life will start filming later this year.

CHEAT

Four-part miniseries CHEAT begins filming this month and screenwriting newcomer Gaby Hull skillfully writes each of the thrilling episodes.

At the heart of the drama is the dangerous relationship between university professor Leah (Katherine Kelly), and her student Rose (Molly Windsor), when, what begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception, quickly spirals out of control, ending in fatal consequences, and triggering a devastating sequence of events that threaten to engulf them both. With two fiercely intelligent minds unwilling to back down, Cheat will keep audiences guessing from the start, exploring just how far we’re prepared to stand up for what we believe, and at what cost.

Louise Hooper will direct and Two Brothers’ Lydia Hampson is Producing.

Katherine Kelly is known for her work in Strike Back, Him and The Night Manager, whilst Molly Windsor recently won a BAFTA for her role in Three Girls. Tom Goodman-Hill (Humans, The Secret Agent, Mr Selfridge) also joins the cast as Leah’s university professor boyfriend, James, whilst Lorraine Ashbourne (Unforgotten, The Interceptor, Silent Witness) and Peter Firth (Spooks, Strike Back, Victoria) play her parents Angela and Michael. Adrian Edmondson (Bancroft, Retribution, War & Peace) takes the role of Rose’s father, William.

BAPTISTE

From Harry and Jack Williams comes Baptiste; a thrilling new drama starring Tchéky Karyo as the insightful but stubborn investigator Julien Baptiste. Tom Hollander will also star as Edward. Produced by Two Brothers Pictures for BBC One in association with all3media International who are handling international sales.

When Julien and his wife are on a visit to Amsterdam, the Chief of Police – who also happens to be an old girlfriend – seeks out his help due to his renowned and methodical crime solving skills. Baptiste is rapidly embroiled in a case that looks beyond the beautiful streets, canals and houses of Amsterdam to the seamy underworld beneath.

Filming starts later this year in Amsterdam and Belgium.

THE WIDOW

“They say hope is being able to see the light. In spite of all the darkness.”    

Georgia Wells’ life turns upside-down with a phone-call in the middle of the night.  Her husband of over 10 years, Will, has been reported dead after a plane crash in the Congolese jungle.
 
Three years later, with her old life now a thing of the past, Georgia learns something shocking.  Something that will take her to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, looking to uncover the truth about his disappearance.
 
Still haunted by the past, Georgia is grieving for the man she loved and the life they’ve lost, but she hasn’t given up hope.  

The Widow is produced by Eliza Mellor (Liar, The Living and the Dead, Poldark, Death Comes to Pemberley) and directed by Sam Donovan (Humans, Liar, Utopia) and Olly Blackburn (Donkey Punch, Glue). Jack and Harry Williams and Chis Aird executive produce the drama.

The series is currently filming South Africa, having completed shooting in Wales and Rotterdam.

The Widow will premiere on ITV before airing as an Amazon Prime Original in the US. The series will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories for members to watch via the Prime Video app for popular smart TVs, Fire TV, Fire Tablets and Android and iOS phones and tablets.

All3media International handles global distribution.

STRANGERS FKA WHITE DRAGON

Strangersis an ambitious and timely conspiracy thriller, written by screenwriting newcomers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood. It has been commissioned for ITV from Two Brothers Pictures.

Professor Jonah Mulray’s life is turned upside-down when his wife, Megan, is killed in a car-crash in Hong Kong. Although she lived and worked there half the year, Jonah’s never been. He lives a small, sheltered life, and his fear of flying has kept him in London. But now he has no choice but to cross the ocean to identify the body of the woman he loved.

Not long after arriving in Hong Kong, Jonah makes a shocking discovery about his wife. Over the course of eight thrilling hours, Jonah is drawn deeper and deeper into a web of conspiracy as he comes to terms with this utterly alien and unfamiliar environment, battling to uncover the truth about his wife’s death.

Strangers stars John Simm, Emila Fox, Anthony Wong and Tim McInnerny. The eight part series is currently in post production and will air on ITV this autumn.

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