RECORD-BREAKING THRILLER KEEPING FAITH HEADS TO BBC ONE
Vox Pictures-produced ratings phenomenon heads to UK primetime
Paris, 15 June 2018. Boutique co-producer and distributor About Premium Content (APC) has inked a deal with BBC One for female-fronted drama thriller Keeping Faith (8 x 52’). Produced by Vox Pictures for S4C and BBC Wales and gap-financed by APC’s financial partner Nevision, Keeping Faith garnered a 20-year ratings’ high when it debuted on BBC Wales. The series has also proved a record-breaker on BBC iPlayer, with over 9.5 million requests to view – the highest ever number recorded for any non-network show. It will air in primetime on BBC One from this summer.
Shot in both English and Welsh, S4C and BBC Wales have recently confirmed that a second instalment of the hit series is in development. APC had already secured a co-production deal with Acorn Media Enterprises for all rights across the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, plus home entertainment in the UK & Eire, and is now handling all UK and international sales.
Laurent Boissel, Joint-CEO and Co-Founder at APC adds: “The audience response to Keeping Faith has been both incredible, and richly deserved by the fantastic team behind the project. It is a compelling and original drama with a captivating lead in Eve Myles – we know UK viewers will be hooked from the very first episode.”
Starring Eve Myles (Victoria, Torchwood, Broadchurch), Keeping Faith is an emotionally intricate and intimate thriller which centres on a woman who discovers the man she loves is a stranger. Faith Howells’ husband leaves for work one day but never arrives, and it becomes apparent that he has been leading a double life. Following this revelation Faith must fight to protect her family and her sanity as she is propelled into a lonely, frantic search in which she discovers as much about her unexplored self as her missing husband.
Vox Pictures’ Pip Broughton directed and produced the returning series which was created and written by Matthew Hall (Wing and a Prayer, New Street Law), Sian Naomi (The Indian Doctor), Anwen Huws (Gwaith/Cartref) and co-produced by Nora Ostler. Andy Newbery also directed.
Adrian Bate is the Executive Producer for Vox Pictures while Gwawr Martha Lloyd and Gethin Scourfield are Executive Producers for S4C. Maggie Russell is the Executive Producer for BBC Wales. James Cabourne and Shane Murphy are Executive Producers for Nevision and AME respectively.
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Notes to Editors:
About Premium Content (APC) is headed by experienced principals Emmanuelle Guilbart and Laurent Boissel and is a boutique co-production and distribution company that seeks to help independent producers and content creators in the development and the financing of their projects, partnering with them as early as the development stage. APC has a growing slate of fiction from a range of European producers including stylish series A Very Secret Service (Arte), Valkyrien, Young and Promising (NRK), crime thriller The Forest (France Televisions) and Gigantes (Telefonica Studios).
Vox Pictures is an Independent Production company based in Cardiff and London. Set up by founders Pip Broughton and Adrian Bate four years ago, the company produced Craig Roberts’ award winning debut feature, JUST JIM; the multi-award-winning Single Drama THE GREEN HOLLOW by Owen Sheers (in association with BBC Wales) and has just completed a single film for BBC1Wales and BBC2, TO PROVIDE ALL PEOPLE by Owen Sheers.
Acorn Media Enterprises (AME) is the co-financing division of RLJ Entertainment. AME commissions, co-produces and invests in original productions and on behalf of Acorn Media International acquires distribution rights in the territories of US, Canada, UK & Eire, Australia & New Zealand.