Netflix Acquires ‘Honorable Woman’ Miniseries for U.S. from BBC Worldwide

The Honorable Woman Sundance TV Review

Netflix has picked up U.S. rights to Middle East political thriller “The Honorable Woman,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, via a pact with BBC Worldwide.

Written, directed and produced by Hugo Blick (“The Shadow Line”), the eight-part minseries focuses on Nessa Stein (Gyllenhaal), who witnessed the assassination of her father, an Israeli arms dealer, as a child. As an adult, inheriting her father’s company, she works to shift its purpose from supplying arms to promoting peace — but finds herself swept up in an international political maelstrom.

BBC Worldwide, which made the announcement ahead of Mipcom, earlier this year pre-sold “Honorable Woman” earlier this year to HBO Nordic and Canal+ for France. In addition to Netflix, drama has also sold to Israel (HOT), Canada (CBC), Iceland (RUV), Norway (TV2), Spain (Canal+), South Africa (BBC Entertainment) and Australia (BBC First).

“In the U.K. and USA, the response to ‘The Honorable Woman’ has been so strong and welcome that I am delighted to see this compelling tale of conflict and consequence have the increasing opportunity to be seen by an even wider international audience,” Blick said in a statement.

Miniseries aired this summer in the States on Sundance TV. “Honorable Woman” is exec produced by Greg Brenman, in a Drama Republic and Eight Rooks Production for BBC and Sundance TV.

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  1. So when will it be available on Netflix????

  2. dunstan says:

    I was eager to see this and began watching it. Coma-inducing is the best description. I gave up on it after the 5th episode. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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