SundanceTV partners Fifty Fathoms, Keshet UK & BBC One to present ‘The A-Word’
SundanceTV has a co-production partnership with Keshet International to become the first broadcaster outside the UK to air the Fifty Fathoms, Keshet UK and BBC One family drama series The A-Word. The six-episode, one-hour drama will premiere on SundanceTV at a date (to be announced) following the BBC premiere in spring 2016.
Dramatic, thought-provoking and lighthearted, “The A-Word” captures an authentic portrait of a contemporary family after their young son is diagnosed with autism. The series tracks the lives of 5-year-old Joe (Max Vento); Joe’s parents, Paul (Lee Ingleby, “Our Zoo,” “Inspector George Gently”) and Alison (Morven Christie, “Grantchester”), who struggle with parenting philosophies; his aunt and uncle, Nicola (Vinette Robinson, “Sherlock”) and Steve (Greg McHugh, “Fresh Meat”), who are working through unfaithfulness in their marriage; and his grandfather, Maurice (Chris Eccleston, “The Leftovers,” “Fortitude”), a recent widower and the owner of the family brewery.
“‘The A-Word’ is exactly the kind of intimate, unique and emotionally impactful story we want to showcase on SundanceTV,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “It’s hopeful, honest and ultimately about the power of family, and the range of issues that families can face together, from autism to aging to adultery. We can’t wait to share it with our growing universe of SundanceTV viewers.”
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