PARIS– BBC Worldwide has pre-sold Hugo Blick’s “The Honorable Woman,” the politically engaged series toplining Maggie Gyllenhaal, to HBO Nordic ahead of the skein’s word premiere at Mip TV on April 7.
The drama, which marks Gyllenhaal’s first TV role, was produced by Drama Republic and Eight Rooks for the BBC. The U.S. channel Sundance TV co-produced.
Gyllenhaal will attend the premiere of the show at Mip TV in Cannes, along with co-star Andrew Buchan, exec producer Greg Brenman (Ripper Street) and Blick, writer-director of “The Shadow Line.” The screening will be followed by a Q&A.
“The Honorable Woman” turns on Nessa Stein, a young woman who witnessed the assassination of her father by the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and stands at the forefront of the Middle East peace process. But after awarding a lucrative contract to a Palestinian businessman, who is later found dead, she finds herself under the close scrutiny of Whitehall and the Secret Intelligence Service.
“‘The Honorable Woman’ exemplifies the kind of high-calibre production that BBC Worldwide has built a reputation for offering. To have already concluded a pre-sale shows how confident the market is in this hugely compelling drama,” said Richard Hornsby-Smith, director of Nordics for BBC Worldwide.
BBC Worldwide’s Mip TV drama slate includes the second season of David S. Goyer’s “Da Vinci’s Demons.”
Mip TV runs April 7-10 in Cannes, France.