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TCA: SundanceTV’s ‘The Honorable Woman’ Shoots Down Conspiracy Theory, Sequel Hopes

TCA: SundanceTV’s ‘The Honorable Woman’ Shoots Down Conspiracy Theory, Sequel HopesDiscussion of SundanceTV‘s new miniseries The Honorable Woman a political thriller starring Maggie Gyllenhaal — began with a question about the girl who was cast as the young Nessa when she’s  “darker” than Gyllenhaal. Apparently in the UK, where the show’s already debuted on BBC Two, it’s sparked some conspiracy theories — child-switching may be involved.

BAFTA-winning writer/director/producer Hugo Blick appeared to be unaware of the kerfuffle overseas, and said that when the young actress was cast she was “very much paler” than when she returned from a holiday, which they tried to correct in post — “but apparently not enough.”
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SundanceTV Serves Up Four-Hour ‘One Child’ On Thanksgiving Weekend

By | Friday July 11, 2014 @ 5:27pm PDT

SundanceTV Serves Up Four-Hour ‘One Child’ On Thanksgiving WeekendThe original miniseries follows the story of Mei, a young woman born in China and raised by British parents who is called back to Guangzhou by her desperate birth mother after Mei’s brother is wrongly accused of murder. One Child stars Katie leung__140401135354-275x368Leung as the woman who struggles in the face of crisis to determine her family loyalties, true identity and the meaning of family. Elizabeth Perkins, Donald Sumpter play her UK parents. SundanceTV will air the four-hour mini, which it acquired in the spring, on November 28 & 29. One Child is a BBC Drama production for BBC Two, co-produced with SundanceTV and distributed by BBC Worldwide North America. Hilary Salmon is the executive producer. It marks the former Sundance Channel’s third consecutive collaboration with BBC Worldwide, following the mini Top Of The Lake, which won a Golden Globe for star Elisabeth Moss, and the upcoming The Honorable Woman, toplined by Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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Randall Einhorn To Direct Season 2 Of SundanceTV’s ‘The Red Road’

By | Friday July 11, 2014 @ 8:58am PDT

Randall Einhorn To Direct Season 2 Of SundanceTV’s ‘The Red Road’EXCLUSIVE: Randall Einhorn, who’s coming off a two-year overall deal at FX, has signed on to exec produce and direct Season 2 of SundanceTV drama The Red Road. The series, from Aaron Guzikowski, chronicles the clash between two communities – a small town and the neighboring mountains, home to a Native American tribe -i and two men (Jason Momoa, Martin Henderson) on a collision course. Einhorn will direct four of the six episodes, which shoots this fall in Atlanta.
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SundanceTV Ups Jordan Helman To VP Development & Current Programming

By | Tuesday June 24, 2014 @ 7:51am PDT

SundanceTV Ups Jordan Helman To VP Development & Current ProgrammingJordan Helman was the first LA-based creative hire when SundanceTV launched its scripted initiative in 2012, joining the network as director of development in scripted programming. Now he has been promoted to VP development and current programming. Based in Los Angeles, Helman reports to Nena Rodrigue, SundanceTV head of original programming. At SundanceTV, Helman has been a key member of the team responsible for developing returning series, Rectify, The Red Road, and upcoming original mini-series, The Honorable Woman, which premieres July 31 at 10 PM. Prior to SundanceTV, Helman was a producer and development executive at Landscape Entertainment.

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SundanceTV Boards Danny Boyle’s ‘Babylon’

By | Wednesday May 14, 2014 @ 12:00pm PDT

SundanceTV-LogoSundanceTV has boarded the Danny Boyle-directed Babylon.  The network said today it is co-producing with UK’s Channel 4 six new TV format episodes which will air on Sundance in 2015. FX had been exploring joining the comedy-drama series, which is set inside a modern London police force in desperate need of a spruced-up public image. Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, Trainspotting) executive produces with Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects, Dirty Pretty Things) and Derrin Schlesinger (Southcliffe, Four Lions) producing. Brit Marling (Another Earth, Sound Of My Voice) and James Nesbitt (The Hobbit, Millions) star. Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, The Old Guys, Fresh Meat), penned the script. The feature-length pilot aired on Channel 4 in the UK earlier this year with the series set to air on the UK broadcaster this fall.

Related: Hot TV Trailer: Danny Boyle’s ‘Babylon’

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SundanceTV Drama ‘The Red Road’ Renewed For Six-Episode Second Season

By | Monday April 28, 2014 @ 1:56pm PDT
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Tb0_YsPaHpk.market_maxresSundanceTV has renewed its second wholly owned original scripted series The Red Road for a second season with a six-episode order for 2015. The series chronicles the clash between two communities – a small town and the neighboring mountains, home to a Native American tribe -i and two men (Jason Momoa, Martin Henderson) on a collision course. “It’s a show about what happens when you try to bury the truth, and the devastating impact of that,” said SundanceTV President Sarah Barnett. Julianne Nicholson and Tamara Tunie co-star in the series from writer Aaron Guzikowski and producer Sarah Condon. No ratings information on the first season has been released.

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SundanceTV Picks Up 4-Hour Miniseries ‘One Child’, Will Co-Produce BBC Project

By | Tuesday April 1, 2014 @ 7:00am PDT
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leungEXCLUSIVE: SundanceTV (formerly Sundance Channel) has set its next scripted project, signing a deal with BBC Worldwide to board four-hour miniseries One Child as co-producer. Penned by BAFTA-winning writer Guy Hibbert (Five Minutes Of Heaven), One Child, a BBC Drama production for BBC Two, stars Harry Potter franchise alumna Katie Leung as 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 SundanceTV-Logo__140127153739-275x79saving her son. How far will Mei go to help the woman who gave her away and the brother she’s never met?  “One Child is a deeply affecting work that delves into the heart of a human struggle,” said SundanceTV President Sarah Barnett. “It tells the story of an ordinary young woman who is plunged into a situation that challenges her to her core.” Read More »

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Sundance Channel Rebrands As SundanceTV; Unveils New Logo

By | Monday January 27, 2014 @ 7:42am PST

SundanceTV LogoBeginning in February, Sundance Channel will be known as SundanceTV, leading up to the premiere of the network’s newest original scripted series The Red Road. The rebrand supports Sundance’s commitment to creating fresh and daring original programming, Sundance Channel said today in a statement. The new design will feature a streamlined logo in a modern sans serif font and neutral palette. Additionally, the network is introducing a new website, www.sundance.tv. Read More »

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