You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Campion to direct Sundance/BBC mini

Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter will star

Sundance Channel and BBC Worldwide have inked a deal to co-produce “Top of the Lake,” a seven-episode scripted miniseries directed by “Bright Star” helmer Jane Campion and Garth Davis, and starring “Mad Men” thesp Elisabeth Moss and Campion’s “Piano” collab (and Oscar winner for the role) Holly Hunter.

The mini, penned by Campion and Gerard Lee, will also star Peter Mullan and David Wenham, and will be produced by See-Saw Films’ Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (“The King’s Speech”), and Escapade Pictures’ Philippa Campbell.

It’s the second scripted greenlight from Sundance this week, with the net’s first wholly-owned project, scripted drama “Rectify,” broken by Variety earlier this week.

There are more to come, according to Sundance g.m. and exec veep Sarah Barnett. “We’re committing more than we ever had to scripted drama on Sundance,” Barnett said in a phone interview. “We want to roll out a healthy amount of scripted shows.”

Asked how the net would distinguish itself from drama-centric sister cabler AMC as it ramped up its slate, Barnett said she thought the town was big enough for the two of them. “They’re guided by something that sort of defies formula, as are we,” she said. “There are a lot of great projects — enough to go around, so we don’t worry about stepping on toes.”

More TV

  • David Renaud

    'Good Doctor' Writer David Renaud Aims at 'Authentic' Depictions of People With Disabilities

    Sundance Channel and BBC Worldwide have inked a deal to co-produce “Top of the Lake,” a seven-episode scripted miniseries directed by “Bright Star” helmer Jane Campion and Garth Davis, and starring “Mad Men” thesp Elisabeth Moss and Campion’s “Piano” collab (and Oscar winner for the role) Holly Hunter. The mini, penned by Campion and Gerard […]

  • Anthony Bourdain PArts Unknown Season 12

    Anthony Bourdain Remembered at Final 'Parts Unknown' Screening

    Sundance Channel and BBC Worldwide have inked a deal to co-produce “Top of the Lake,” a seven-episode scripted miniseries directed by “Bright Star” helmer Jane Campion and Garth Davis, and starring “Mad Men” thesp Elisabeth Moss and Campion’s “Piano” collab (and Oscar winner for the role) Holly Hunter. The mini, penned by Campion and Gerard […]

  • Coincoin and the Extra Humans

    San Sebastian Debates New TV Landscape

    Sundance Channel and BBC Worldwide have inked a deal to co-produce “Top of the Lake,” a seven-episode scripted miniseries directed by “Bright Star” helmer Jane Campion and Garth Davis, and starring “Mad Men” thesp Elisabeth Moss and Campion’s “Piano” collab (and Oscar winner for the role) Holly Hunter. The mini, penned by Campion and Gerard […]

  • Bryan Cranston Reflects on Early Rejection,

    Bryan Cranston Reflects on Early Rejection and the 'Breaking Bad' Scene That Still Rocks Him

    Sundance Channel and BBC Worldwide have inked a deal to co-produce “Top of the Lake,” a seven-episode scripted miniseries directed by “Bright Star” helmer Jane Campion and Garth Davis, and starring “Mad Men” thesp Elisabeth Moss and Campion’s “Piano” collab (and Oscar winner for the role) Holly Hunter. The mini, penned by Campion and Gerard […]

  • Fox Sports NFL Sunday

    Fox Networks Group, Altice USA Rattle Sabers in New York Carriage Fight

    Sundance Channel and BBC Worldwide have inked a deal to co-produce “Top of the Lake,” a seven-episode scripted miniseries directed by “Bright Star” helmer Jane Campion and Garth Davis, and starring “Mad Men” thesp Elisabeth Moss and Campion’s “Piano” collab (and Oscar winner for the role) Holly Hunter. The mini, penned by Campion and Gerard […]

  • A Man Walks Into the Cnn

    Trump Campaign Aide Jason Miller Exits CNN Analyst Job After Accusations

    Sundance Channel and BBC Worldwide have inked a deal to co-produce “Top of the Lake,” a seven-episode scripted miniseries directed by “Bright Star” helmer Jane Campion and Garth Davis, and starring “Mad Men” thesp Elisabeth Moss and Campion’s “Piano” collab (and Oscar winner for the role) Holly Hunter. The mini, penned by Campion and Gerard […]

  • Ben Sherwood Set to Leave Disney

    Ben Sherwood to Leave Disney After 21st Century Fox Deal is Complete (EXCLUSIVE)

    Sundance Channel and BBC Worldwide have inked a deal to co-produce “Top of the Lake,” a seven-episode scripted miniseries directed by “Bright Star” helmer Jane Campion and Garth Davis, and starring “Mad Men” thesp Elisabeth Moss and Campion’s “Piano” collab (and Oscar winner for the role) Holly Hunter. The mini, penned by Campion and Gerard […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content