Production company Tarian Cyf, commissioner S4C together with UK-based sales house Videoplugger announced that the Welsh political drama Living a Lie has been picked up in a deal with Optimale to stream on Queerscreen.
Living a lie (3 Seasons, 24x52) directed by Gareth Rowlands, Eryl Huw Phillips and Terry Dyddgen-Jones, tells the story of intrigue and corruption within a fictional Welsh assembly after the ruling coalition is thrown into disarray and scandal following the death of their party leader while in the company of a prostitute. The series deals with current and timely stories, Brexit, LGBTQ issues, education, and the role of women. With a stellar cast including Matthew Gravelle (Broadchurch) and Cath Ayers (Keeping Faith).
Branwen Cennard, Series creator, producer and director of Tarian Cyf, said:
“I am delighted with the ongoing interest in Byw Celwydd as the series, broadcast in Welsh, continues to reach new audiences across Europe and the wider world.”
Steve Trameau, director of Optimale, said: “Optimale is delighted to have signed up the series Living a Lie, which we will be investing heavily in. This series will be an important addition to our SVOD platform "Queerscreen", a multi-faceted series whose plot is sure to appeal to our audience. The first season will be released in the first quarter of 2022. Seasons 2 and 3 will be released during 2022. A DVD release will be organised in parallel.”
Ebba Eriksson, Creative Director of Videoplugger, said:
“We are very proud to be representing this brilliant political drama series compared with “Borgen” in the British press. We are thrilled that the audience of Optimale will now be able to enjoy it.”