LONDON — BBC Worldwide has pre-sold the eight-part drama “The Collection,” from writer, creator and showrunner Oliver Goldstick (“Ugly Betty,” “Desperate Housewives”), to Sweden’s SVT and DR in Denmark.
The Anglo-French co-production, which is set in the world of French haute couture after World War II, will have its global launch Monday at MipTV. Amazon Prime holds the U.K. rights to the miniseries, which is co-commissioned and distributed international by BBC Worldwide. Lookout Point, whose credits include “Ripper Street” and “War and Peace,” produces the show.
Actors Tom Riley (“Da Vinci’s Demons,” “Kill Your Friends”), Mamie Gummer (“The Good Wife,” “Ricki and the Flash”), Richard Coyle (“Crossbones,” “Life of Crime,” “Going Postal”) and Alix Poisson (“Disparue,” “3xManon,” “Parents mode d’emploi”) will be joined at the Cannes event by Goldstick, the director Dearbhla Walsh (“Penny Dreadful,” “The Tudors,” “Esio Trot”) and executive producers Anne Thomopoulos (“Rome,” “Band of Brothers”), Kate Croft (“Murderland”) and Pascal Breton (“Marseille”).
“The Collection” tells the story of an illustrious Paris fashion house emerging from the dark days of the Occupation. The family saga, which centers on two very different brothers, “exposes the grit behind the glamour and the treachery beneath the trappings of this empire, and all who work there.”
Currently filming in France and Wales, the show is a Lookout Point and Artis Pictures Production, co-produced with Federation Entertainment and MFP, for Amazon Prime, France Télévisions and BBC Worldwide.