Super Channel acquires acclaimed UK drama, Apple Tree Yard, from FremantleMedia International

11 / 06 / 2017

Compelling four-part psychological thriller produced by leading scripted producers Kudos starring Emily Watson is set to premiere November 19 at 9 p.m. ET

EDMONTON (November 6, 2017) – Super Channel is pleased to announce that it has acquired the critically acclaimed UK series, Apple Tree Yard, from FremantleMedia International.

The four-part psychological thriller, based on the best-selling novel from Louise Doughty and starring Oscar® nominated Emily Watson, will make its Canadian broadcast premiere on Sunday, November 19 at 9 p.m. ET (SC1). Each episode will also be available to viewers on Super Channel On Demand the day following its weekly linear broadcast.

“Our viewers have come to expect outstanding British dramas on our schedule, so we are delighted to be able to bring them this captivating and emotional thriller” said Melissa Kajpust, Director of Programming, International Distributors and Canadian Pre-Sales. “With its compelling characters, incredible plot twists and exceptional performances by Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin, we know this intelligent series won’t disappoint.”

Michela Di Mondo, SVP, Sales & Distribution for FMI Canada said “Apple Tree Yard is contemporary drama at its best, with a gripping storyline which takes audiences on a very unexpected journey. With an amazingly strong cast led by Oscar nominee Emily Watson, this bold and thrilling series is the perfect addition to Super Channel’s platform. The series has already garnered a legion of fans around the world, so we’re confident it will captivate audiences across Canada.”

What could have brought a law-abiding woman, an eminent geneticist, into the dock at the Old Bailey, accused of complicity in a violent crime and about to be exposed in a highly damaging and compromising lie?

Apple Tree Yard is a tense, provocative mini-series about a respected female scientist and the single impulsive act that leads to her standing trial for murder. Married with two grownup children, Yvonne Carmichael (Academy Award® nominee Emily Watson) lives a contented, conventional suburban life.

But her world spirals into chaos when a chance encounter leads to an impulsive and passionate affair with a charismatic stranger (Ben Chaplin). Despite all her careful plans to keep her home life and career safe and separate from her affair, fantasy and reality soon begin to overlap and everything she values is put at risk. Brought to the screen by the makers of Broadchurch and Humans, this taut thriller is British drama at its best.

Apple Tree Yard is executive produced by Manda Levin (The Tunnel, River) for Kudos, and BAFTA award winning writer Amanda Coe who adapted Louise Doughty’s best selling novel. It is produced by Chris Carey (River, Run, Dirk Gently), directed by Jessica Hobbs (The Slap, Broadchurch, River) and commissioned for BBC 1 by Lucy Richer and Ben Stephenson. FremantleMedia International distribute the series worldwide.