Leading independent distributor all3media international has signed a range of new scripted deals for Studio Lambert’s latest thriller The Nest, as the five-part drama heads to Asia, America and Europe.
Starring Martin Compston (Line of Duty), Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders) and Mirren Mack (Sex Education), The Nest is set to air in the USA, Canada and Latin America on AMC Networks’ streaming service Acorn TV beginning Monday, July 13 . Viewers in Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland) will be able to see the show on pay tv channel C More and a deal for Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia has been concluded with BBC Global Channels. In Europe, Spain’s Comunidad Filmin has secured rights to air The Nest on its SVOD service.
Produced by Studio Lambert, emotional thriller The Nest made its debut on BBC One in the UK in March. From BAFTA and RTS award-winning writer Nicole Taylor (Three Girls), the 5 x 60’ drama also stars Shirley Henderson (Happy Valley), David Hayman (Hatton Garden), Fiona Bell (Blood) and Katie Leung (Strangers). The series currently ranks as The UK’s fifth highest rated Drama for Adults 16-34 this year so far, with The Guardian and Independent labelling it ‘gripping’.
Maartje Horchner, EVP Content at all3media international, commented, “We’re delighted that we have been able to close a raft of deals so quickly for the The Nest, a premium primetime drama that we know will keep audiences hooked wherever it airs. A truly suspenseful thriller exploring love, trust and the cost of being able to buy whatever you want, The Nest features outstanding performances from Martin Compston, Sophie Rundle and newcomer Mirren Mack, alongside a skilfully layered story from the acclaimed Nicole Taylor. We look forward to confirming more deals globally as we continue to roll the drama out to our international buyers.”
Susan Hogg, Head of Drama for Studio Lambert and executive producer of The Nest, said, “The Nest is the third collaboration between Studio Lambert, all3media international and BAFTA winning writer Nicole Taylor. In this gripping and pacey drama , Taylor gives us huge hooks and thrilling twists. The Nest is an extraordinarily emotional story which will resonate with audiences across the globe. It has already garnered excellent reviews and fantastic viewing figures in the UK and we are excited to share this wonderful thriller with an international audience.”
Don Klees, SVP of Programming for Acorn TV at AMC Networks, said, “After working with our friends at all3media international on two hugely popular series with the return of Miss Fisher and Blood earlier this year and the upcoming return of Welsh drama Hidden, we’re excited to work with them on this excellent new UK drama. With its first-rate ensemble cast and riveting script, The Nest is sure to thrill our subscribers across North and South America.”
The Nest centres on a wealthy couple and a teenage girl who make a pact that will change all their lives forever. Dan (Compston) and Emily (Rundle) are crazy about each other. They live in a huge house in a beautiful location just outside Glasgow and want for nothing. All that’s missing is a baby – and they’ve been trying for years. Through a chance encounter they meet Kaya (Mack), an 18-year-old from the other side of the city, whose life is as precarious at theirs is comfortable. When Kaya agrees to carry their baby, it feels like they were meant to meet – but was it really by chance? Who is Kaya and what has brought her to this couple? Can the dreams of Kaya, Emily and Dan be fulfilled, or have all three embarked on a relationship of mutually assured destruction?