Based on a novel by Michael Robotham, the noirish drama builds on a chance encounter between two pregnant women in a supermarket just outside of Sydney. While Meghan (Jessica de Gouw, “The Crown”) is an upwardly mobile social media influencer, Agatha (Laura Carmichael, “Downton Abbey”) struggles to get by, working a low-wage job without any spousal support. Both have secrets that gradually emerge as their lives collide.
Written by Sarah Walker (“Home and Away”) and Jonathan Gavin (“Offspring”), and produced by Aussie outfit Lingo Pictures, the series will air on Australia’s Network 10 later this year. DCD Rights is handling international sales for the series, which was recently picked up by the BBC.
“Sundance Now has some of the best curated content in the U.S., so we are thrilled that North American audiences will soon be able to watch the series on such a respected platform,” said Lingo Pictures’ Helen Bowden. “This is a universal story so I’m delighted that it will screen in the U.S. as well as in the U.K., France, Australia and other major territories.”
Focusing on prestige series and character driven stories, Sundance Now has sought to carve a niche for itself by banking on its familiar, festival-friendly brand. Over the past year, the streaming service has offered U.S. premieres to international exclusives like “The Cry,” “The Gulf” and “Wisting.”
Sundance Now will premiere “The Secrets She Keeps” this summer.