Beta Film’s Channel4/Starz drama series The Couple Next Door moves through European neighborhoods, being sold ahead of MIPCOM to Movistar Plus+ in Spain and throughout the Nordics. Public broadcasters NRK for Norway, YLE for Finland, SVT for Sweden, DR for Denmark, and RUV for Iceland snagged the Sam Heughan/Eleonor Tomlinson starrer exploring the stultifying claustrophobia of suburbia and the fallout of chasing one’s darkest desires. Beta Film will present a first exclusive trailer in Cannes.
When Evie (Eleanor Tomlinson, Poldark, The War of the Worlds) and Pete (Alfred Enoch, Harry Potter, How to Get Away with Murder) move into an upscale neighborhood, they find themselves in a world of curtain twitching and status anxiety. Soon, they find friendship in the shape of the couple next door, alpha traffic cop Danny (Sam Heughan, Outlander, Suspect) and his wife, wellness hottie Becka (Jessica De Gouw, Pennyworth, Our Man from Jersey). But before they know it, things get very out of control.