The powerful, psychological thriller The Cry chronicles the collapse of a relationship between two young parents in the aftermath of a tragedy, and explores the myths and truths of motherhood, marriage, and post-partum depression.
The Cry premieres in Canada and the U.S. on the streaming service Sundance Now on Thursday, November 8th.
SundanceTV and Sundance Now have unveiled their fall slates – including season two of SundanceTV’s critically acclaimed spy series Deutschland 86.
SundanceTV also has the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced documentary two-night event Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle.
Sundance Now’s highlights include: Dead Lucky – a crime thriller told from different points of view (starring Six Feet Under’s Rachel Griffiths); 54 Hours, which examines an armed bank robbery gone awry in 1988; season four of the French-language spy thriller, The Bureau; psychological thriller The Cry (starring Jenna Coleman); and Cheat – about a dangerous relationship between university professor Leah and her student.
Streaming services Sundance Now and Shudder have acquired the Sky original production, A Discovery of Witches – starring Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer.
The series, which will premiere on both services simultaneously, is a contemporary love story that begins against the backdrop of Oxford academic life, in a world where small numbers of witches, vampires and daemons live and work, unseen amongst humans, hiding in plain sight.
After canceling Hap and Leonard – one of the absolute best shows on TV – SundanceTV has announced its partnership with Tele München Group (TMG) and Sundance Now on the limited series The Name of the Rose.
Based on Umberto Eco’s highly acclaimed novel, the series follows Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (Turturro) and his novice Adso von Melk (Hardung) as they arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps – where they become witnesses to a series of mysterious murders.
The Name of the Rose stars John Turturro, Michael Emerson and Rupert Everett and will launch in 2019.
Motherland follows Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin), who always wanted her kids to be brought up like she was — by her mother. But instead her mom has abandoned her, so now she is thrown head first into the Motherland where it’s sink or swim.
The series is co-created by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Holly Walsh and Helen Linehan (Dead Boss, and Graham Linehan (The IT Crowd).
The entire first season of Motherland premieres on Sundance Now on Thursday, May 10th.
In Rosehaven, Daniel McCallum (Luke McGregor) returns to his rural Tasmanian hometown, Rosehaven, to help his intimidating mother (Kris McQuade) with her real estate business. He gets a surprise when his best friend from the mainland, Emma (Celia Pacquola), turns up on his doorstep after her honeymoon is cut short when her husband decides to leave Bali – and their relationship – early.
The first season of Rosehaven premieres on Sundance Now on Thursday, November 30th.
Riviera is a ten-part series thriller, set in the south of France, that follows Georgina (Stiles), newly married to billionaire Constantine Clios when he is killed in a yacht explosion. She is shocked to discover the fortune that maintained his immaculate, ever-so-tasteful lifestyle is tainted with dishonesty, double-dealing, crime, and ultimately murder.
The series stars Julia Stiles, Iwan Rheon, Lena Olin, Adrian Lester, Phil Davis and Anthony LaPaglia.
Riviera is the new scripted drama from Sundance Now. It will premiere on Thursday, September 14th.