BBC Two has announced the commission of a brand new drama series from best-selling author and screenwriter Tom Rob Smith (Child 44).
Described as a political and psychological thriller series, MotherFatherSon “sits at the intersections of police, politics and the press, as much a family saga as it is a savage, unflinching study of power and how even the mightiest of empires can be in peril when a family turns on each other.”
Set in London, the eight-part series is Tom Rob Smith’s second drama for BBC Two, following London Spy earlier this year, which starred Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling and Edward Holcroft.
Tom Rob Smith commented: “I’m delighted to be working with the BBC and executive producer Hilary Salmon from BBC Studios. Hilary’s reputation for producing enthralling thrillers speaks for itself. In addition, it’s very exciting to be joined by producer Alan Poul, many of whose shows have been inspirations to me. After House of Cards crossed the Atlantic, it feels like the perfect time for a provocative new political thriller set in the UK, a notion certainly supported by recent events.”
Patrick Holland, BBC Two Channel Editor said: “I was a huge fan of London Spy and am absolutely delighted that Tom Rob Smith is writing his next major drama for BBC Two. BBC Two is a channel where the best creative voices can produce their most original work and MotherFatherSon promises to be an exceptional series from an exceptional writer.”
Executive producer Hilary Salmon added: “We are excited to be working with Tom to make this ambitious and timely political thriller with an emotionally enthralling family at its heart. Tom is an exceptional and original author and we are confident that we can produce something special together.”
MotherFatherSon will begin filming in London next year and will air on BBC Two in 2018.
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