ELIZABETH PERKINS AND DONALD SUMPTER JOIN SCRIPTED ORIGINAL MINISERIES "ONE CHILD," CO-PRODUCED BY SUNDANCETV
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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