About Premium Content Closes Major Deals on BBC One Hit Drama ‘Keeping Faith’

About Premium Content, the Paris-based co-production and sales company, has signed major deals on the hit drama “Keeping Faith,” the British female-fronted thriller which has just been greenlit for a second season by BBC One.

Acorn Media Enterprises has come on board to co-produce the second season and has picked all rights to the show in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as home entertainment rights in the U.K. and Southern Ireland. Acorn Media International will handle distribution rights for the series in Australia, New Zealand, UK and Southern Ireland.

The show will premiere day and date on BBC One, and on the streaming service Acorn TV in the U.S. and Canadia next year. It will be promoted as an Acorn TV Original.

About Premium Content has also sold to series’s first season to Amazon Prime Video in France. Other deals were inked for Israel (Yes DBS), Portugal (RTP), Nordic Countries (TV4 + C More) and Poland (CANAL+ and Ale Kino+).

“Keeping Faith” was produced by Vox Pictures for S4C and BBC Wales, and co-financed by About Premium Content’s partner, Nevision.

“’Keeping Faith’ has resonated with audiences across the U.K. and the ratings have been incredible,” said Laurent Boissel, the joint-CEO and co-founder at About Premium Content. The series was a ratings success on BBC One, BBC Wales and S4C.

“After a hugely successful first series, Acorn Media Enterprises is excited to return as a co-producer with our partners at APC and BBC,” said Catherine Mackin, the managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises, adding that the series is bolstered by “Eve Myles award-worthy lead performance and an incredibly addictive script.”

Created and written by Matthew Hall (“Wing and a Prayer”), Sian Naomi (“The Indian Doctor”) and Anwen Huws (“Gwaith/Cartref”), “Keeping Faith” stars Eve Myles (“Victoria,” “Broadchurch”) as a woman who discovers her husband has been leading a double life after his disappearance. While struggling to stay sane and protect her family, she embarks on a frantic quest to find answers.

Vox Pictures’ Pip Broughton is co-directing (Andy Newbery) and producing the returning series. Nora Ostler is co-producing. Executive producers for “Keeping Faith” are Vox Pictures’s Adrian Bate, S4C’s Gwawr Martha Lloyd and Gethin Scourfield, BBC Wales’s Maggie Russell, Nevision’s James Cabourne and AME’s Shane Murphy.

More TV

  • Erin Brockovich-Inspired Pilot From Krista Vernoff

    Erin Brockovich-Inspired Pilot From Krista Vernoff Ordered at ABC

    Krista Vernoff is looking to set up another show at ABC. The “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Station 19” showrunner is the writer and executive producer on a new pilot which has been ordered at ABC, inspired by the life of famous legal clerk Erin Brockovich. Titled “Rebel,” the project hails from ABC Studios and Sony Pictures [...]

  • Terry Crews

    Terry Crews Addresses Gabrielle Union 'America's Got Talent' Controversy

    “America’s Got Talent” host Terry Crews addressed reports that Gabrielle Union was effectively fired from the competition show in November after raising concerns over insensitivities to women and people of color. Speaking to “Today Show” hosts, Crews said that the reports did not match his experience working on the NBC show. “First of all, I [...]

  • Best Picture - 'Green Book'91st Annual

    Film vs TV? In Truth, They've Been Married for 70 Years

    In a prescient Variety column in 1978, reporter Jim Harwood talked about the blurring distinction (artistic and technical) between film and television. He wrote: “Is a ‘motion picture’ any less of an accomplishment if it’s beamed from Hollywood directly to a wall-sized screen in somebody’s home instead of being hauled in cans to something called [...]

  • Lil Nas X and BTSVariety Hitmakers

    Lil Nas X and BTS to Team Up for Grammy Performance

    Was Lil Nas X the pop culture phenomenon of 2019, or was it BTS? Either way, the Grammys have it covered — and within a single number. The Recording Academy and CBS officially confirmed Thursday that the rapper and the K-pop group will perform together on the awards telecast Jan. 26. It’s not the first [...]

  • Tubi-and-TV-Azteca

    Intl. TV Newswire: NATPE Miami Sales Special and the AVoD Revolution

    In this week’s special NATPE: Miami International TV Newswire, Variety looks at the AVoD revolution through a new deal between Tubi and Mexico’s Azteca, ITV and Kew Media sell big across the Americas and two high-profile HBO Latin America series join Hulu Japan’s Latin American showcase. Tubi and Azteca Presage AVoD Revolution Tubi, the world’s largest AVoD [...]

  • CHICAGO MED -- "Leave the Choice

    TV Ratings: NBC's 'Chicago' Dramas Tick Down, Still Top Wednesday

    NBC’s trio of “Chicago” dramas ticked down in the TV ratings last night, but there’s no need to call the police, the fire brigade or an ambulance quite yet. “Chicago Med,” “Fire” and “P.D.” were still the top three shows on the night, scoring a 1.1, a 1.1 and a 1.0 rating respectively among adults [...]

  • Picture by Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com 22/01/2020 -

    NATPE 2020: TV Biz Looks Back and Forward as Streaming Wars Ensue

    MIAMI — The atmosphere at the annual NATPE conference this year was a bit of old school and a lot of new school. In keeping with NATPE’s remit as a content market, hopeful stars of new fall talk show prospects pressed the flesh in a flurry of meetings and receptions with station buyers. MGM TV’s [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content