[05/15/14 - 10:14 AM]
Elizabeth Perkins and Donald Sumpter Join Scripted Original Miniseries "One Child," Co-Produced by SundanceTV
The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert and starring Katie Leung is currently in production in London and Hong Kong and will air in late 2014.

[via press release from Sundance Channel]


New York, NY - May 15, 2014 - SundanceTV announced today that Elizabeth Perkins and Donald Sumpter have joined the cast of "One Child," a co-produced, new original scripted miniseries. The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert (Complicit, Five Minutes of Heaven) and starring Katie Leung (Harry Potter) is currently in production in London and Hong Kong 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.

Emmy (R) nominated actress, Elizabeth Perkins, known for her role on acclaimed series "Weeds", and Donald Sumpter ("Game of Thrones", The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will play Katherine and Jim Arthurton, adoptive parents of Mei (Leung). Mei a first-born Chinese girl adopted by English parents who gets called back to Guangzhou when her birth mother desperately seeks her assistance in saving her son. But how far will Mei go to help the woman who gave her away and the brother she's never met? One Child takes a new look at what it means to be family.

"One Child" will be executive produced by Hilary Salmon for BBC Productions. The project is a BBC Drama production for BBC Two and is co-produced with SundanceTV and is distributed by BBC Worldwide North America.

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About SundanceTV

SundanceTV is making and celebrating television as distinctive as the best independent films. Working with today's most remarkable talent, SundanceTV is attracting viewer and critical acclaim for its original scripted and unscripted series. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., SundanceTV delivers on the spirit of founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity. www.sundance.tv

About AMC Networks Inc.

Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates international programming businesses consisting of AMC/Sundance Channel Global and Chellomedia, as well as AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming origination and distribution company. For more information, please visit www.amcnetworks.com.

About BBC Worldwide North America Sales and Co-Productions

BBC Worldwide North America Sales & Distribution is one of five core businesses operating in the U.S. under BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK public service broadcaster, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). BBC Worldwide exists to maximize the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in programming in return for rights. The Sales & Distribution business negotiates, sells and distributes television programs to networks and secures co-production partners in the region.

  [may 2014]  


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