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Honourable Woman finds Scandi home

Upcoming BBC and Sundance TV coproduction The Honourable Woman has been presold to a broadcaster covering Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark.

HBO Nordics will air the political thriller, which stars Hollywood star Maggie Gyllenhaal (Secretary) in her first TV role and was created by Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line).

Gyllenhaal plays a woman who inherits her father’s arms dealing company after his death and is later elevated to the UK’s House of Lords.

The 8×60’/9×50′ series is produced by Eight Rooks Productions and Drama Republic for BBC2, with Sundance as copro partner and BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) the distributor.

The debut episode will be screened at MipTV next Monday, followed by an exclusive Q&A with Gyllenhaal and co-star Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch), alongside Blick and executive producer Greg Brenman (Ripper Street).

BBCWW’s MipTV drama slate this year also includes season two of Da Vinci’s Demons (10×50′), produced by Adjacent Productions for Starz.








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