AMC+ RELEASES TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR RAGDOLL





AMC+ RELEASES TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR RAGDOLL

MODERN-DAY FAUSTIAN THRILLER PREMIERES NOVEMBER 11

From the Award-Winning Producers of Killing Eve, the Six-Part AMC+ Original Series Stars Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Thalissa Teixeira and Lucy Hale

AMC+ today released the official trailer and key art for the highly anticipated, darkly witty and imaginative serial killer thriller, Ragdoll, starring Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Irregulars, Killing Eve), Thalissa Teixeira (Too Close, The Musketeers) and Lucy Hale (The Hating Game, Pretty Little Liars). From the award-winning producers of Killing Eve, the six-part AMC+ Original series will premiere exclusively on AMC+ on Thursday, November 11, with new episodes every Thursday.

Six people have been murdered, dismembered and sewn into the shape of one grotesque body suspended from the ceiling in a block of London flats – nicknamed the ‘Ragdoll.’ Assigned to the shocking case are newly reinstated DS Nathan Rose (Lloyd-Hughes); his best friend and boss, DI Emily Baxter (Teixeira); and the unit’s new recruit, DC Lake Edmunds (Hale). The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by sending them a list of his next victims, with Rose’s name among them. And with those victims to protect, our heroes soon come under intense public scrutiny. A gruesomely imaginative serial killer thriller, Ragdoll captures the fascinating but flawed friends struggling with the consequences of institutionalization and trauma.

Ragdoll is executive produced and commissioned by AMC and UKTV’s Alibi, and executive produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. (Killing Eve), with Freddy Syborn (Ms. Marvel, Bad Education) as lead writer and executive producer.

About AMC+:

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV and full access to targeted streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as A Discovery of Witches, Creepshow, Riviera and Boyhood. The service features a continually refreshed library of commercial-free content, including fan favorites Mad Men, Rectify, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Hell on Wheels, NOS4A2 and series from The Walking Dead Universe, among many others. The service also offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, The North Water, Kin, The Beast Must Die, Too Close, The Salisbury Poisonings, Cold Courage, Spy City, Ultra City Smiths, and forthcoming drama Ragdoll. AMC+ recently launched in Canada on Apple TV Channels and Amazon Prime Video Channels and is currently available in the U.S. through AMCPlus.com, the AMC+ app, and a number of digital and cable partners.



AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES UPCOMING PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES





AMC NETWORKS ANNOUNCES UPCOMING PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES AND SPECIALS THIS FALL
New York, NY — August 17, 2021 – This fall, AMC Networks unveils a robust slate of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and highly-anticipated films across its channels and targeted streaming services including AMC, AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, BBC AMERICA, Shudder, Sundance Now, SundanceTV and WE TV.

Highlights from across the suite of networks and targeted streaming services this fall include (in alphabetical and chronological order):

ACORN TV:

My Life is Murder (Acorn TV Original)

Season 2 Premieres Monday, August 30

Starring award-winning actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus), this fun, charming series returns for an eagerly-anticipated second season with all-new riveting mysteries, now set in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand (season one was based in Melbourne). My Life Is Murder brings retired detective Alexa Crowe (Lawless) back to her Kiwi roots, where she’s once again unable to resist when asked to look into a bizarre unsolved murder. Guest stars include William Shatner, Martin Henderson, and former castmates from Lawless’ most iconic series, including Renee O’Connor (Xena). Season two includes captivating investigations into the deaths of a resort chef found in his walk-in freezer, an actor murdered in the middle of a live performance, an ambitious young winemaker, a high-end jeweler and a self-help guru.

Midsomer Murders

Season 22, Part 2 (exclusively in the U.S. and Canada) Premieres Monday, September 27

With more than two decades of intriguing mysteries and shown in over 200 territories worldwide, Midsomer Murders is one of the most popular and longest-running mystery series of all-time and remains one of Acorn TV’s top-performing franchises and a fan favorite. In Midsomer Murders, Detective Chief Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and Detective Sergeant Winter (Nick Hendrix) investigate homicides, blackmail, greed, and betrayal in England’s most murderous county. The first two movies premiered in April with four more feature-length mysteries to arrive this fall. In the upcoming mid-season debut, the owners of a handmade board game gather for a murder mystery weekend, but the immersive experience takes a puzzling twist when a killer strikes for real.

Dalgliesh (Acorn TV Original)

Season 1 Premieres November 2021

Adapted from P.D. James’ bestselling and acclaimed Adam Dalgliesh Mystery novels, this intriguing new crime drama stars Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse, Doctor Foster) as the titular detective in three two-part films that each feature its own unique setting and extraordinary cast. This season set in 1970s England follows the enigmatic, yet emotionally intelligent and empathetic, Adam Dalgliesh as he solves unusual murders ranging from a nursing student poisoned during a training demonstration to a homeless man and recently resigned Tory MP whose throats were slashed in a London church.

Manhunt: The Night Stalker (Acorn TV Original)

Season 2 Premieres Fall 2021

The highest-rated new drama of 2019 on all UK television, Manhunt, is back, with BAFTA and SAG Award-winning actor Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) reprising his critically acclaimed role as former London Metropolitan Police detective DCI Colin Sutton in this riveting crime series. Based on the real-life Colin Sutton’s diaries, Manhunt: The Night Stalker is the true story of the police pursuit of a notorious serial rapist whose 17-year reign of terror left thousands of elderly people in South East London living in fear. The drama explores how Colin came late to the inquiry and helped solve it in a matter of weeks, taking an incredibly dangerous criminal off the streets.

ALLBLK:

Social Society

Premieres Thursday, September 6

Join host Kendall Kyndall and the Social Society for a fresh look into the week’s trending topics, social buzz, and exclusive sketch comedy. Set to the backdrop of your favorite hang-out spot, Social Society is a weekly variety talk show serving all of your favorite social media essentials on a virtual platter. Each episode welcomes your favorite influencers, lifestyle experts, and tastemakers for epic discussions on Black culture, education, race, politics, and everything in between.

Lace

Premieres Fall 2021

Lace follows a prolific Los Angeles attorney, Lacey McCullough (Maryam Basir), who often blurs the lines between right and wrong to protect her rich and powerful clientele. McCullough, is a successful and highly connected attorney whose influence sometimes leads her down a very dark path. With the help of her trusted associates, Othello Charles (Skyh Black) and Britney Deveaux (Tanyell Waivers) – and the ever-efficient twins, Aaron (Antoine Harris) and Nora Tuft (Taylor Bynoe) – she’s currently involved in one of her most mysterious and perilous cases to date.

Covenant

Premieres Fall 2021

Covenant will create a world of thrilling, suspenseful drama where characters and stories of the bible are thrust into a vicious dystopia of present-day, real-life situations. Each episode will reimagine a classic story as it would take place in the modern world – challenging viewers to examine how sacred lessons of faith and love fit into today’s society.

Partners In Rhyme

Premieres Fall 2021

Trailblazing rap legend, MC Lyte, teams up with “Martin” Executive Producer, Bentley Kyle Evans, for a hilarious new sitcom, Partners in Rhyme. The show following the life of a female high school rapper, social media star and foster kid who thinks she is the next Cardi B. MC Lyte will star in the series as a label executive charged with helping the difficult but talented new artist navigate the industry. Cast includes Lana (MC Lyte), Luscious T (Prescious Way), Mekhi (Ronald Gaither), Vicky (Cloie Taylor), Hazel (Rolanda Watts), Boston (Wesley Waples), Jerry (Bruce Nozick)

AMC+:

Kin

Season 1 Premieres Thursday, September 9

New AMC+ Original series starring Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) and breakthrough Irish actress Clare Dunne (Herself), Kin charts the lives of a small, but tight-knit fictional Dublin crime family, The Kinsellas, who are embroiled in a war against a powerful drug kingpin, Eamon Cunningham (Hinds). A boy is killed and his family embark on a gangland war with an international cartel – a war that is impossible to win. It’s David and Goliath. Out-numbered, out-financed and out-gunned, the Kinsellas find themselves holed up in their Dublin stronghold while their businesses fail, and family members and associates are picked off. But they have something the cartel does not: the unbreakable bonds of blood and family. Kin

Ragdoll

Season 1 Premieres Thursday, November 11

From the award-winning producers of Killing Eve comes a new AMC+ Original series. Six people have been murdered, dismembered and sewn into the shape of one grotesque body — nicknamed the ‘Ragdoll.’ Assigned to this shocking case are newly-reinstated DS Nathan Rose (Henry Lloyd-Hughes); his best friend and boss, DI Emily Baxter (Thalissa Teixeira); and the unit’s new recruit, DC Lake Edmunds (Lucy Hale). The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by sending them a list of his next victims, with Rose’s name at the very end. And with those victims to protect, our heroes soon come under intense public scrutiny. A gruesomely imaginative serial killer thriller, Ragdoll captures the fascinating but flawed friends struggling with the consequences of institutionalization and trauma. Executive produced and commissioned by AMC and UKTV’s Alibi, and executive produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. (Killing Eve), with Freddy Syborn (Ms. Marvel, Bad Education) as lead writer and executive producer.

Anna

Premieres Thursday, November 18

Anna is a dystopian story of a ravaged world destroyed by a virus which kills adults but spares children. Set amongst parched fields and mysterious forests, the crumbling hulks of shopping malls and abandoned cities pierce deserted wide-open spaces on an island reclaimed by nature and run by savage communities of survivors, most of whom are children. Anna only has one guide: a book left by her mother with instructions on how to survive. But, with each passing day she discovers that the old rules no longer apply, and instead has to make up new ones as she goes along.

AMC:

The Walking Dead (AMC / AMC+)

New Episodes Premiere Sundays at 9pm ET/ 8pm C; Also Available One Week Early on AMC+
Previously on The Walking Dead, our survivors confronted past demons and combated new threats, with friendships and relationships suffering from the mounting collateral damage that is the apocalypse. Alexandria is severely compromised; left a former shell of the home it once was from the carnage and devastation left behind by the Whisperers. Now all who live in Alexandria struggle to refortify it and feed its increasing number of residents, which include the survivors from the fall of the Kingdom and the burning of Hilltop; along with Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and her new group, the Wardens. Alexandria has more people than it can manage to feed and protect. Their situation is dire as tensions heat up over past events and self-preservation rises to the surface within the ravaged walls. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to those at Alexandria, Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) are still being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group.

Ultra City Smiths (AMC / AMC+)

Premieres Monday, September 13 at 11pm ET/10pm C

Ultra City Smiths unfolds via stop-motion animated baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. From AMC Studios and created by Steve Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace) and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken), the series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate, Carpenter K. Smith (Kurtwood Smith, That 70’s Show). Two intrepid detectives, David Mills (Jimmi Simpson, Westworld), and Gail Johnson (Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite Is My Name), follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home. The series stars Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Dax Shepard (Parenthood), John C. Reilly (Moonbase 8), Alia Shawkat (Search Party), Tim Meadows (Schooled), Luis Guzmán (Shameless), Melissa Villaseñor (Saturday Night Live), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), and Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth).

The Walking Dead: World Beyond (AMC / AMC+)

Season 2 Premieres Sunday, October 3 at 10pm ET/9pm C; Also Available One Week Early on AMC+

Season Two of The Walking Dead: World Beyond concludes the epic story of Iris (Aliyah Royale) , Hope (Alexa Mansour), Elton (Nicolas Cantu), and Silas (Hal Cumpston) — four friends who journeyed across the country on a mission that transformed everything they knew about themselves and the world. As they face off against the mysterious Civic Republic Military and fight for control of their own destiny, goals will shift, bonds will form and crumble, and innocence will be both lost and found.

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC / AMC+)

Season 7 Premieres Sunday, October 17 at 9pm ET/ 8pm C; Also Available One Week Early on AMC+

Teddy (John Glover) brought about his vision of “The End” when he detonated nuclear warheads across the Texas landscape, but it will be up to those who survived to decide what “The Beginning” will look like. And they’ll have to do it in a world devoid of light and hope, where the outside air is just as deadly as the walkers they face. The survivors will find out who they really are and what they’re really made of. Some will rise to the occasion, some will find new purpose, and some will redefine themselves — even if it comes at a terrible cost to those they once considered family.

BBC AMERICA:

Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

Season 1B Premieres Saturday, September 4 at 9pm ET/ 8pm C

Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty follows the compelling, heart-string tugging saga of three matriarchs, all of whom are descendants of the legendary meerkat Flower. Neighbors and rivals, they are forced to compete in order to ensure the survival of their families in an environment that is undergoing a great deal of change: the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

Doctor Who (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

Season 13 Premieres Fall 2021

She’s back. The Thirteenth Doctor is returning for the thirteenth series in what is set to be a six-part Event Serial. Since their last epic battle in Revolution of the Daleks, the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) have been exploring the universe together but with the Doctor now questioning everything about her past there she will undoubtedly be searching for answers. This adrenalin fueled; universe-spanning series will also see an addition to the TARDIS with actor and comedian John Bishop joining the cast as Dan Lewis who will quickly learn there’s more to the Universe than he could ever believe. Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones, Broadchurch) is also set to make his debut on Doctor Who as reoccurring character, Vinder. Jacob’s new role will see him join forces with the Doctor, Yaz and Dan as the Doctor faces her biggest ever adventure. Series 13 is set to introduce some terrifying new adversaries and the return of truly iconic old enemies. Expect action, fun, scares, extraordinary new worlds as the Doctor and her friends confront a deadly evil…

The Graham Norton Show (BBC AMERICA / AMC+)

Season 29 Premieres Friday, October 1 at 11pm ET / 10pm C

BBC AMERICA’s BAFTA-award-winning talk show returns with a packed lineup of celebrity guests, laugh out loud stories and exciting musical performances. Tune in to an all-new season of The Graham Norton Show premiering Friday, October 1 at 11pm ET / 10pm C on BBC AMERICA.

SHUDDER:

Slasher: Flesh & Blood (SHUDDER / AMC+)

New Episodes Premiere Every Thursday through September 16

Slasher: Flesh & Blood follows a wealthy, dysfunctional family lead by patriarch Spencer Galloway (David Cronenberg) that gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems and no one is safe as the tension – and body count – ratchets up.

Creepshow (SHUDDER / AMC+)

Season 3 Premieres Thursday, September 23

Based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, the anthology Creepshow returns for a third season and is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! From showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), a comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page.

V/H/S/94 (SHUDDER / AMC+)

Premieres Wednesday, October 6

A Shudder Original Film, V/H/S/94 is the fourth installment in the hit horror anthology franchise and marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology with segments from franchise alumni Simon Barrett (Séance) and Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You Too) in addition to acclaimed directors Jennifer Reeder (Knives & Skin), Ryan Prows (Lowlife) and Chloe Okuno (Slut). In V/H/S/94, after the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.

Horror Noire (SHUDDER / AMC+)

Premieres Thursday, October 28 **Please Note New Date**
A new Shudder Original anthology film, Horror Noire is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror and features new work from both established and emerging talents, showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters. Anthology writers featured include Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Victor LaValle, Shernold Edwards, Al Letson and Ezra C. Daniels.

SUNDANCE NOW:

Trial in the Outback (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

All 3 Parts Premiere Tuesday, October 12

Lindy Chamberlain made headlines in 1980 when she claimed a dingo had killed her 9-week-old baby in the Australian outback. With little evidence, Lindy was convicted of murder, and spent the next 30 years trying to prove her innocence. With exclusive personal accounts in this revelatory three-part true crime documentary series from award-winning director Mark Joffe, Lindy and her family finally share their own story. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

Cheyenne & Lola (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

All 8 Episodes Premiere Thursday, September 16

Cheyenne, 35, recently released from prison, is a tattoo artist who cleans the ferries between France and the UK to save money for a future life. Lola, 25, is a beautiful Parisian woman, selfish and ruthless, who has just arrived in the North of France to move in with her lover. The past catches up with Cheyenne when she witnesses Lola killing her lover’s wife. Cheyenne assumes she’s going to be accused of the crime and Cheyenne & Lola ripen into a ruthless duo… (French Language Drama) *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

One Lane Bridge (SUNDANCE NOW / AMC+)

Season 2 (exclusively in the U.S. and Canada) Premieres Thursday, October 7

This season, when Detective Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki) is trying to harness his Māori gift of matakite to save his boss Stephen Tremaine (Joel Tobeck) from attempting suicide on the infamous One Lane Bridge, he inadvertently triggers a cataclysmic chain of events – unleashing rivalries and uncovering long buried secrets. Burdened by his second sight, Ariki’s loyalties are tested as he navigates a murder investigation rife with ulterior motives and conflicts of interest, including his own.

SUNDANCETV:

True Crime Story: It Couldn’t Happen Here (SUNDANCETV / AMC+)

Premieres Thursday, September 9 at 10pm ET/9pm C

Life-long small-town community member and advocate Hilarie Burton Morgan visits different small towns in an effort to shine a much-needed light on the unique ways in which crime impacts rural communities and their judicial systems. Too often the heartbreaking events in these towns are largely overlooked because they lack the national media platforms and advocacy resources found in larger cities. In each episode, Hilarie hears the facts of the case from family members and local insiders in an attempt to understand the challenges the community faced investigating the crime, learn the lasting imact the crime has had on the fabric of the town, and ultimately call attention to where justice currently stands.

True Crime Story: Indefensible (SUNDANCETV / AMC+)

Premieres Thursday, October 14 at 11pm ET/10pm C

Jena Friedman travels the country to unspool real cases on the ground, but unlike most true crime shows, this one doesn’t end when the criminal gets locked up. Jena finds there’s always more to the story and drives to a different outcome beyond the simple whodunnit. Using her unflinching comedic point of view and disarming interview skills, Jena uncovers the “why” and “how” not only of crimes themselves, but of the sometimes dysfunctional criminal justice system.

WE TV:

Life After Lockup

Season 3D Premieres Friday, August 27

Couples navigate the twists and turns of Life After Lockup. With freedom comes new challenges—parole restrictions, addiction issues, family feuds, and managing new marriages and old flames. Will they stay together and stay out of prison?

About AMC Networks:

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.



HENRY LLOYD-HUGHES AND THALISSA TEIXEIRA JOIN LUCY HALE AS LEADS IN AMC’S SERIAL KILLER THRILLER RAGDOLL





HENRY LLOYD-HUGHES AND THALISSA TEIXEIRA JOIN LUCY HALE AS LEADS IN AMC’S SERIAL KILLER THRILLER RAGDOLL

Production Begins Today in London

New York, NY – April 19, 2021 – AMC Networks, Sid Gentle Films Ltd and UKTV’s Alibi today announced that Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Irregulars, Killing Eve) and Thalissa Teixeira (Too Close, Trigonometry) will join Lucy Hale (The Hating Game, Pretty Little Liars), in their new modern-day Faustian thriller Ragdoll, based on the novel by Daniel Cole. The series will begin production today in London, and Freddy Syborn (Ms Marvel, Bad Education) is spearheading the adaptation of the six-part, darkly witted thriller. Ragdoll will be directed by Toby MacDonald (Old Boys, The Duchess) and Niall MacCormick (The Victim, The Song of Lunch).

Lloyd-Hughes will play newly reinstated DS Nathan Rose, and Teixeira will play DI Emily Baxter, his boss and best friend. As previously announced, Hale will play DC Lake Edmunds, the unit’s new recruit.

Assigned to a shocking new case, nicknamed The Ragdoll, are DS Rose, DI Baxter and DC Edmunds. The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by sending them a list of his next victims, with Rose’s name at the very end. And with those victims to protect, our heroes soon come under intense public scrutiny. A gruesomely imaginative serial killer thriller, Ragdoll also captures the fascinating but flawed friends struggling with the consequences of institutionalisation and trauma.

Henry Lloyd-Hughes can currently be seen starring in Netflix’s The Irregulars, in which he plays a very different imagining of the iconic character ‘Sherlock Holmes.’ Prior to this, he became a familiar face across the world in season two of Killing Eve as ‘Aaron Peel,’ a sociopathic, crypto tech millionaire, and via his role in BBC One’s six-part television adaptation of Les Misérables alongside Josh O’Connor, Lily Collins, Dominic West and Olivia Colman. Other notable credits include: Julian Fellow’s The English Game on Netflix, BBC One’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel The Pale Horse, Channel 4’s Indian Summers, iconic E4/C4 comedy television series The Inbetweeners and the subsequent feature adaptation and Joanna Hogg’s Unrelated with Tom Hiddleston, to name a few.

Thalissa Teixeira is known for television roles including Sky’s Two Weeks To Live, BBC’s Trigonometry and The Musketeers. She will soon star in ITV’s new psychological thriller Too Close, opposite Emily Watson and Denise Gough, and Channel 5’s Anne Boleyn opposite Jodie Turner-Smith. Thalissa’s stage credits include Women Beware Women, Othello, The Changeling (Shakespeare’s Globe), Yerma (Young Vic, Park Avenue Armory), Julie (National Theatre), The Night Watch (Manchester Royal Exchange) and Electra (Old Vic).

Lucy Hale first dominated the television screens in Freeform’s wildly popular series Pretty Little Liars, and has gone on to capture the hearts of big- and small- screen enthusiasts in projects such as Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island, the CW’s Katy Keene and Warner Bros.’ Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Her upcoming projects include Big Bold Brick opposite Andy Garcia, Megan Fox and Oscar Issac, Son Of The South from Executive Producer Spike Lee, The Hating Game, based off the best-selling book and Borrego in which she stars and serves as executive producer.

“We’re thrilled to have Lucy, Thalissa and Henry on board as three ideal leads to bring Ragdoll to life,” said Dan McDermott, President of Original Programming for AMC Networks and Co-Head of AMC Studios. “We’re excited to begin filming with our partners at Sid Gentle Films and to watch these three talented actors play off each other through these darkly intriguing and intricately drawn characters.”

Executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle says, “It is so exciting to be working with the wonderfully creative Henry again and a dream to have the incredibly talented Thalissa as one of our wonderful leads. With the addition of the charismatic Lucy, we have a really magical trio bringing this adaptation to life.”

Ragdoll was commissioned for AMC by Dan McDermott and Kristin Jones and has been commissioned for Alibi by Philippa Collie Cousins, Commissioning Editor, Drama, with Head of Scripted Pete Thornton and ordered by Emma Ayech, Channel Director for Alibi. At UKTV Richard Watsham is the Director of Commissioning and Adrian Wills is Genre General Manager for Drama and Lifestyle. The book deal was brokered by Luke Speed at Curtis Brown Group.

Ragdoll will be executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris for Sid Gentle Films Ltd, one of BBC Studios invested indie production companies. Dan McDermott and Kristin Jones will take the lead for AMC and Philippa Collie Cousins, Commissioning Editor, Drama for UKTV will be executive producer for Alibi. Freddy Syborn is lead writer and executive producer and Lizzie Rusbridger (Save Me, Our Girl) will produce. BBC Studios is distributing the series internationally.

Lloyd-Hughes is represented by 42 and Mosaic; Teixeira is represented by Independent Talent Group, Authentic Talent and Luber Roklin Entertainment; Hale is represented by ICM and Reel Talent.

About SID GENTLE FILMS LTD.

Sid Gentle Films Ltd. was founded by Sally Woodward Gentle in 2013 along with Lee Morris and Henrietta Colvin with a focus to develop and produce innovative, original and ambitious television drama and feature films. Credits to date include: BAFTA nominated THE DURRELLS for ITV and Masterpiece, the highly acclaimed SS-GB for the BBC, Neil Gaiman’s LIKELY STORIES for Sky, the BAFTA and Peabody winning and Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated KILLING EVE for BBC AMERICA, the recently announced television adaptation of GINGER SNAPS and EXTRAORDINARY for Disney+.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and forthcoming 61st Street, Kevin Can F Himself and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

About BBC Studios

BBC Studios in 2018 took a 51% stake in British scripted drama and feature film company Sid Gentle Films Ltd.

BBC Studios, a global content company with bold British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen and beyond, its activities span content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries across both its own productions, and programmes and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programmes made by the business are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms, with brands like Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars, Top Gear, Doctor Who and Bluey. BBC Studios has offices in 22 markets globally, including ten production bases in the UK and production bases or partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which ordinarily makes around 2500 hours of content a year for both the BBC and third parties including Apple, Amazon and China Mobile, is a champion for British creativity around the world. It is also a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector through a mix of equity partnerships, content investment and international distribution for programme titles. To the BBC, BBC Studios contributes both cash dividends and funds for programme-making, supporting the licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.

About Alibi

Sky 132/826, Virgin 126/200, BT 312/382, TalkTalk 312, TV Player

On demand on Sky, Virgin, BT and TalkTalk

Alibi is the only TV channel dedicated to crime drama, investigating the best selection from the genre and premiering hit series from around the world such as Harrow, Evil, Briarpatch and Tommy.

Alibi stepped into UKTV Original crime drama series with guaranteed thrills, twists and turns including hit series Traces, starring Molly Windsor and Martin Compston and We Hunt Together starring Eve Myles and Babou Ceesay.

Now in its 14th series, Murdoch Mysteries has found a safe space on the channel while newcomers Hudson and Rex have become hugely popular additions. British crime dramas including Death in Paradise, Father Brown and Silent Witness give the viewers another chance to catch their favourite shows.

About UKTV

UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 25 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands – Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday – span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and scripted drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors and programme-makers.

UKTV is part of BBC Studios, the UK’s most-awarded production company, a world-class distributor with international branded services, and a commercial subsidiary of the world’s leading public service broadcaster, the BBC.



AMC AND ALIBI COMMISSION NEW SERIAL KILLER THRILLER RAGDOLL FROM SID GENTLE FILMS





AMC AND ALIBI COMMISSION NEW SERIAL KILLER THRILLER RAGDOLL FROM SID GENTLE FILMS
Project Set to Start Production in Spring 2021 and air in Late 2021
Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY — February 18, 2021– Sid Gentle Films Ltd, AMC and Alibi today announce the greenlight of the new modern-day Faustian thriller Ragdoll, based on the novel by Daniel Cole. The project will air on AMC in the United States and Alibi in the UK. The pitch black and darkly witted thriller will be adapted into six parts, with a writing team led by Freddy Syborn (Ms Marvel, Bad Education).

Six people have been murdered, dismembered and sewn into the shape of one grotesque body — nicknamed the ‘Ragdoll’. Assigned to the shocking case are DS Nathan Rose, recently reinstated to the London Met; his best friend and boss, DI Emily Baxter; and the unit’s new recruit, DC Lake Edmunds. The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by sending them a list of his next victims, with Rose’s name among them. And with those victims to protect, our heroes soon come under intense public scrutiny. A gruesomely imaginative serial killer thriller, Ragdoll also captures the fascinating but flawed friends struggling with the consequences of institutionalisation and trauma.

Filming will commence in Spring 2021 around London and air in late 2021. Cast will be announced at a later date.

Freddy Syborn says; “I hope Ragdoll will be a visually exciting, darkly funny thriller in which the personal is the political. Above all, I hope our characters can make you laugh, then break your heart.”

Sally Woodward Gentle, Executive Producer, Sid Gentle Films says; “I am so excited that we are embarking on this twisty and sophisticated piece with Freddy and the team. AMC have already proved themselves to be brilliant partners and we can’t wait to work with Alibi.”

Dan McDermott, AMC Networks’ President, Original Programming and Co-President of AMC Studios says; “We have enjoyed and been impressed with Sid Gentle Films during our partnership on Killing Eve, so we jumped at the opportunity to work with them again on Ragdoll. This dark yet comedic project written by the talented Freddy has the makings of a fast-paced yet cerebral thriller featuring the premium storytelling and compelling characters viewers expect from AMC.”

Philippa Collie Cousins, Commissioning Editor, Drama, UKTV says; “Ragdoll is a dystopian, mesmerising, wickedly funny piece of hard-boiled detective screen fiction. It invites the audience into a timeless world of crime thriller, sending us on a rollercoaster ride with flawed, compelling Wolf, his best friend/cop partner Baxter and rookie Edmunds. Atmospheric, they tread a maverick route to the truth in a broken world, with echoes of Raymond Chandler meets Tina Fey in their memorable banter. Beautifully designed, with the pure evil, suspense and attention to detail of Silence of the Lambs.”

Emma Ayech, channel director for Alibi adds: “I am thrilled to be bringing this exciting series to Alibi and to be working with such great partners in Sid Gentle Films and AMC. Ragdoll is a dark and twisty murder mystery that will hook our viewers with its macabre sense of humour and addictive plot; it will be a great addition to our growing slate of brand new British crime drama.”

Ragdoll has been commissioned for AMC by Dan McDermott and Kristin Jones.

Ragdoll has been commissioned for Alibi by Philippa Collie Cousins, Commissioning Editor, Drama, with Head of Scripted Pete Thornton and ordered by Emma Ayech, Channel Director for Alibi. At UKTV Richard Watsham is the Director of Commissioning and Adrian Wills is Genre General Manager for Drama and Lifestyle.

Ragdoll will be executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris for Sid Gentle Films Ltd, one of BBC Studios invested indie production companies. Dan McDermott and Kristin Jones will take the lead for AMC and Philippa Collie Cousins, Commissioning Editor, Drama for UKTV will be executive producer for Alibi. Freddy Syborn is lead writer and executive producer and Lizzie Rusbridger (SAVE ME, OUR GIRL) will produce. BBC Studios will distribute the series and introduce to international buyers at BBC Studios Showcase, taking place 22-24 February 2021.

About SID GENTLE FILMS LTD.

Sid Gentle Films Ltd. was founded by Sally Woodward Gentle in 2013 along with Lee Morris
and Henrietta Colvin with a focus to develop and produce innovative, original and ambitious
television drama and feature films. Credits to date include: BAFTA nominated THE
DURRELLS for ITV and Masterpiece, the highly acclaimed SS-GB for the BBC, Neil
Gaiman’s LIKELY STORIES for Sky, the BAFTA and Peabody winning and Emmy® and
Golden Globe® nominated KILLING EVE for BBC AMERICA and the recently announced television adaptation of GINGER SNAPS.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s current original drama series are Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, Soulmates, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond and forthcoming 61st Street, Kevin Can F Himself and Pantheon. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

About BBC Studios

BBC Studios in 2018 took a 51% stake in British scripted drama and feature film company Sid Gentle Films Ltd.

BBC Studios, a global content company with bold British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen and beyond, its activities span content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries across both its own productions, and programmes and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programmes made by the business are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms, with brands like Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars, Top Gear, Doctor Who and Bluey. BBC Studios has offices in 22 markets globally, including ten production bases in the UK and production bases or partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which ordinarily makes around 2500 hours of content a year for both the BBC and third parties including Apple, Amazon and China Mobile, is a champion for British creativity around the world. It is also a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector through a mix of equity partnerships, content investment and international distribution for programme titles. To the BBC, BBC Studios contributes both cash dividends and funds for programme-making, supporting the licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.

About Alibi

Sky 132/826, Virgin 126/200, BT 312/382, TalkTalk 312, TV Player

On demand on Sky, Virgin, BT and TalkTalk

Alibi is the only TV channel dedicated to crime drama, investigating the best selection from the genre and premiering hit series from around the world such as Harrow, Evil, Briarpatch and Tommy.

Alibi stepped into UKTV Original crime drama series with guaranteed thrills, twists and turns including hit series Traces, starring Molly Windsor and Martin Compston and We Hunt Together starring Eve Myles and Babou Ceesay.

Now in its 14th series, Murdoch Mysteries has found a safe space on the channel while newcomers Hudson and Rex have become hugely popular additions. British crime dramas including Death in Paradise, Father Brown and Silent Witness give the viewers another chance to catch their favourite shows.

About UKTV

UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 25 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands – Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday – span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and scripted drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors and programme-makers.

UKTV is part of BBC Studios, the UK’s most-awarded production company, a world-class distributor with international branded services, and a commercial subsidiary of the world’s leading public service broadcaster, the BBC.