Production Begins on BBC One, BBC America and Sister’s Third and Final Series of “The Split”





Production Begins on BBC One, BBC America and Sister’s Third and Final Series of “The Split”
The series will once again be distributed internationally by BBC Studios.
[via press release from BBC]
Production Begins on BBC One, BBC AMERICA and Sister’s Third and Final Series of The Split

Further cast announcements include the return of BARRY ATSMA as Christie, CHUKWUDI IWUJI as Zander and DAMIEN MOLONY as Tyler

Joining the cast will be LARA PULVER (Sherlock)

Dee Koppang O’Leary (Bridgerton, The Crown) begins as lead director

New York, NY – Today, BBC One, BBC America and SISTER are delighted to announce that production has started in London on Abi Morgan’s returning drama – The Split – for the final part of its trilogy. The series will once again be distributed internationally by BBC Studios.

The highly anticipated series, set in the fast-paced, complex world of London’s high-end divorce circuit is created by BAFTA and EMMY award winning writer Abi Morgan (River, Suffragette, The Hour) and Executive Producers Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl, Giri-Haji, Utopia), Lucy Dyke (The Split, Black Mirror, Ripper Street) and Lucy Richer (Small Axe, The Salisbury Poisonings, The A Word).

Alongside the returning three Defoe sisters (Nicola Walker, Annabel Scholey and Fiona Button), their formidable mother Ruth (Deborah Findlay) and Hannah’s husband Nathan (Stephen Mangan), the production today reveals the eagerly awaited return of Christie played by Barry Atsma; the catalyst to the breakdown of Hannah and Nathan’s marriage in series two.

Also returning to The Split for its final series are Damien Molony (Tyler), Chukwudi Iwuji (Zander), Rudi Dharmalingham (James), Elizabeth Roberts (Liv Stern), Ian McElhinney (Prof Ronnie), Anna Chancellor (Melanie Aickman) and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Glen Peters), reprising his role as the Vicar who married Rose and James in season one.

Joining this formidable group is Lara Pulver (Sherlock) playing Kate, a leading child psychologist whose arrival adds a whole new layer of complexity to Morgan’s multi-layered examination of divorce and modern marriage. This farewell series, equal parts electrifying, witty and heart-breaking, continues to put the Defoe sisters and their matriarch at its heart; a group of powerful women working together to help their clients, their colleagues and each other as they continue to navigate the messiness of life.

After audiences were left reeling by the collapse of Hannah and Nathan’s marriage at the end of series two, we join them again ten months on, following the two divorce lawyers as they negotiate their way through their own separation. With Dee Koppang O’Leary (Bridgerton, The Crown) boarding as lead director, Abi Morgan will conclude the trilogy with the most heart-warming and heart-breaking series to date as we watch a divorce lawyer confronted with her own divorce. With Christie making a return combined with a shocking revelation, will Hannah and Nathan repair their broken marriage, or is The Split simply too deep to repair?

Abi Morgan says “For every writer there are characters that stay with them, long after a show is over, Hannah Defoe and her family are just that, and it’s been a welcome balm after a difficult year globally, to reunite this brilliant cast. The Split has been building to this exhilarating final act for the Defoes as they navigate their way through the marital make up and break up, both personally and professionally, at Noble, Hale and Defoe. They say you can’t have new beginnings without endings, and I want to say a big thank you to the BBC and AMC, and the fans who have kept running by our side.”

Sister Co-Founder Jane Featherstone and Executive Producer Lucy Dyke said, “We’re delighted to start production on this glorious third series of The Split. Abi’s scripts are beautiful and we can’t wait for our wonderful cast to bring them to life in the hands of lead-director Dee Koppang O’Leary. We’re also thrilled to be adding Lara Pulver to our Split family this season. Our thanks to the BBC and AMC Networks for their continued commitment and unwavering support. The final part of Hannah and Nathan’s story is, as expected, very emotional – be prepared for tears!”

Lucy Richer, Executive Producer for the BBC, says, “The Split is one of our most-loved and most-talked about drama series and we’re thrilled to be back in production with Series 3. As ever, Abi Morgan’s incredible writing sparkles with truth and honesty, wit and heartbreak. It is fantastic to be back with the Defoes, with Hannah and Nathan facing their biggest challenge yet – how to survive the break up of their marriage, and navigate their own divorce”.

Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks says, “We’re excited to start production on The Split’s final series, which will offer BBC America viewers and Sundance Now subscribers the perfect send off for this acclaimed British drama.”

The Split Series 3 will air in 2022. Further TX details to be confirmed.

In the U.S. The Split, Series 3 will air on BBC America and be available to stream on AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now, which also has the first two seasons available now to watch anytime.

About The Split

Created and written by Abi Morgan, The Split is produced by SISTER for BBC One, co-produced with Little Chick and BBC America, and was re-commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer BBC and Kristin Jones, EVP of international programming, AMC Networks. Series Three is executive produced by SISTER Co- Founder Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl, Giri-Haji, Utopia), writer and creator Abi Morgan (River, Suffragette, The Hour), Lucy Dyke (Black Mirror, Ripper Street) and Lucy Richer for the BBC. Dee Koppang O’Leary (Bridgerton, The Crown) boards as the lead director with Sumrah Mohammed and Emma Genders producing. Casting continues with filming due to start in 2021.

The second series, which averaged over 6 million viewers and over 19 million streams, became the third most watched drama series on BBC iPlayer in 2020 (does not include continuing drama titles).

The Split Series one and two are available on BBC iPlayer to stream now.

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.

About BBC Studios

BBC Studios, a global content company with bold British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. 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 programs and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programs made by the business are internationally recognized across a broad range of genres and specialisms, with brands like Dancing with the Stars/Strictly Come Dancing, 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 2,500 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 program titles. To the BBC, BBC Studios contributes both cash dividends and funds for program-making, supporting the license fee and enhancing programs for UK audiences.

In the Americas, BBC Studios – with team members across the region – manages joint venture relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC AMERICA (U.S.) – home of original series Killing Eve and global brands Seven Worlds: One Planet, Doctor Who, and Top Gear – and with ITV for SVoD service BritBox (U.S./Canada), as well as a strategic partnership in Canada with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel. The company also operates a robust linear and digital content sales and co-productions operation, as well as a franchise management business. In addition, BBC Studios operates a major production unit in Los Angeles responsible for the highly-rated, Emmy(R)-nominated Dancing with the Stars and multi-award-winning Life Below Zero. In Brazil, through a production partnership with Endemol Shine, local production Dancing Brasil has become a breakout hit. In addition, the company has recently launched BBC SELECT in the U.S. and Canada, an ad-free, digital streaming channel offering unrivalled content across culture, politics and ideas, on Amazon Prime Video Channels and the Apple TV app.



BBC One Announces “The Split” Is to Return for Third and Final Series





BBC One Announces “The Split” Is to Return for Third and Final Series
Created and written by Abi Morgan, “The Split” is produced by Sister for BBC One and co-produced with Little Chick and SundanceTV.
[via press release from BBC]
BBC One announces The Split is to return for third and final series

Nicola Walker and Stephen Mangan reprise their roles for one last legal battle as Dee Koppang O’Leary boards as lead director

BBC One, SundanceTV and Sister are thrilled to announce that much-loved The Split, from Bafta and Emmy Award-winning writer Abi Morgan (River, Suffragette, The Hour) and Executive Producers Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl, Giri-Haji, Utopia), Lucy Dyke (The Split, Black Mirror, Ripper Street) and Lucy Richer (Small Axe, The Salisbury Poisonings, The A Word) is set to return for its third and final series.

The second series, which averaged over six million viewers and over 19 million streams, became the third most watched drama series on BBC iPlayer in 2020*. With Dee Koppang O’Leary (Bridgerton, The Crown) boarding as lead director, Nicola Walker, Stephen Mangan, Annabel Scholey, Fiona Button, Deborah Findlay and Chukwudi Iwuji are all set to reprise their roles, with more casting to be confirmed.

Set in the fast paced, complex world of London’s high-end divorce circuit, The Split is an authentic, multi-layered, witty examination of modern marriage and the legacy of divorce. Following the messy lives of the three Defoe sisters, Hannah (Nicola Walker), Nina (Annabel Scholey) and Rose (Fiona Button) and their formidable mother Ruth (Deborah Findlay), Abi Morgan is set to conclude proceedings with the most dramatic and heartbreaking series to date, as we watch a divorce lawyer confronted with her own divorce.

Fans were left devastated as Hannah and Nathan’s (Stephen Mangan) formerly rock-solid marriage finally fell apart as the depth of Hannah’s betrayal was revealed. Ten months on, the two professional divorce lawyers have been respectfully negotiating their separation and seemed to have reached an amicable agreement. As she and Nathan begin to divide up their 20 years together, Hannah faces what she is about to lose. However, a shocking revelation dramatically changes the stakes. And, as the battlelines are redrawn, their dream of achieving the ‘good divorce’ is left in tatters.

As Hannah and Nathan prepare to go head to head in the legal fight of their lives, will they find a path through the wreckage, or is The Split simply too deep to repair?

Abi Morgan says: “It’s great to be back writing for the Defoe Family, and to dive once more into to the complications of their lives and those of their clients. In the final series of this bittersweet trilogy, Hannah faces the heartbreak of her own divorce, and the fight to save her family and her marriage. Siblings clash, past mistakes are exposed and hearts are broken as Noble Hale Defoe notches up more billable hours in the divorce capital of the world.”

Nicola Walker says, “I can’t wait to be back in the Defoe Family, we are all looking forward to the journey Abi has planned for us. I don’t know if Hannah will cling to the wreckage or walk away, but I do know it’s going to be a fantastic ride.”

Sister co-founder Jane Featherstone and Executive Producer Lucy Dyke say: “When Abi first came to us with The Split, she envisioned it as a trilogy. And it’s been a constant joy to work so closely with her to bring to life her beautifully truthful study of modern marriage.

“None of this, of course, would have been possible without the conviction and support of the BBC and AMC Networks who have always trusted the narrative and given total freedom to the way in which Abi wanted to tell it. We are so grateful to our wonderful cast for their passionate commitment across three series. We’re incredibly excited to be embarking on this final part of Hannah and Nathan’s story with Nicola, Stephen and all of the returning cast, and the brilliant Dee Koppang O’Leary on board as lead director. But be warned, there are going to be tears!”

Lucy Richer, Executive Producer for the BBC, says: “The Split is one of our most loved and most talked about drama series and we’re thrilled to be back in production with series three. As ever, Abi Morgan’s incredible writing sparkles with truth and honesty, wit and heartbreak. It is fantastic to be back with the Defoes, with Hannah and Nathan facing their biggest challenge yet – how to survive the break up of their marriage, and navigate their own divorce.”

Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks, says: “With its incredible cast, addictive storytelling and insight into modern marriage, The Split has been extremely popular with SundanceTV and Sundance Now subscribers. We’re thrilled to work with our partners at Sister and BBC One on its highly anticipated final series.”

Created and written by Abi Morgan, The Split is produced by Sister for BBC One, co-produced with Little Chick and SundanceTV, and was re-commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer BBC and Kristin Jones, EVP of international programming, AMC Networks. Series Three is executive produced by Sister Co- Founder Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl, Giri-Haji, Utopia), writer and creator Abi Morgan (River, Suffragette, The Hour), Lucy Dyke (Black Mirror, Ripper Street) and Lucy Richer (Small Axe, The Salisbury Poisonings, The A Word) for the BBC. Dee Koppang O’Leary (Bridgerton, The Crown) boards as the lead director with Emma Genders stepping into her first producing role. Casting continues with filming due to start in 2021.

The Split series one and two are available to view on BBC iPlayer.

*does not include continuing drama titles



The Season 3 Finale of “Killing Eve” on BBCA and AMC, The Series Premiere of AMC’s three-part Drama “Quiz”






Jodie Comer as Villanelle and Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri

THURSDAY, MAY 28TH

HANNAH’S PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIVES COLLIDE ON

SEASON TWO OF SUNDANCE TV’S THE SPLIT

AT 12:00AM ET/PT

FRIDAY, MAY 29TH

JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN AND HILARIE BURTON MORGAN

ARE JOINED BY THE WALKING DEAD’S

KENRIC GREEN AND HIS WIFE SONEQUA MARTIN-GREEN,

ONE TREE HILL’S SOPHIA BUSH AND MARK MCEATHRON

ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF FRIDAY NIGHT IN WITH THE MORGANS

AT 10:00PM ET/PT

HANNAH TRIES TO DEAL WITH THE FALLOUT

FROM HER ANNIVERSARY PARTY ON

SUNDANCE TV’S SEASON TWO OF THE SPLIT

AT 12:00AM ET/PT

SATURDAY, MAY 30TH

SEASON TWO OF ACORN TV’S ACCLAIMED SERIES

LINE OF DUTY CONTINUES ON AMC

AT 11:00PM ET/PT

SUNDAY, MAY 31ST

EVE AND VILLANELLE FACE THE FUTURE

ON THE SEASON THREE FINALE OF KILLING EVE

AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON BBC AMERICA AND AMC

PART ONE OF THE THREE PART DRAMA QUIZ PREMIERES

AT 10:05 PM ET/PT ON AMC

MONDAY, JUNE 1ST

SEASON ONE OF CREEPSHOW, SHUDDER’S HIT HORROR

ANTHOLOGY SERIES, CONTINUES AT 10:00 PM ET/PT

This week on AMC Networks, the season three finale of Killing Eve on BBCA, the series premiere of AMC’s three-part drama Quiz and all-new episodes of Friday Night In with The Morgans, season one of Shudder’s hit horror anthology series Creepshow on AMC, season two of Sundance TV’s The Split and Acorn TV’s acclaimed series Line of Duty.

Nicola Walker as Hannah and Chukwudi Iwuji as Zander Hale

Season two of Sundance TV’s The Split, continues on Thursday, May 28th at 12:00am ET/PT. Hannah’s personal and professional lives collide when Nathan and his new pupil, Chloe, help Hannah and Christie with the Hansen case. As Hannah desperately tries to clean up any evidence of her affair, Christie learns a secret about their past that fuels his anger. After their first meeting to discuss child arrangements with Richie’s lawyer, Hannah realizes this is not going to be a clean fight, and suspects Fi may be hiding something. Meanwhile Nathan plans a surprise wedding anniversary party for Hannah at their family home where secrets start to come out.

Set in the fast-paced, messy world of London’s high-end divorce circuit, The Split is an authentic, multilayered, witty examination of modern marriage and the legacy of divorce. Exploring the often-complex realities that bind families together, and tear them apart, the series follows the three Defoe sisters, Hannah (Nicola Walker), Nina (Annabel Scholey) and Rose (Fiona Button) and their formidable mother Ruth (Deborah Findlay).

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and wife Hilarie Burton Morgan at home in New York State April 2020

A new episode of Friday Night In with The Morgans, a half-hour video-chat-based show hosted by Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead) and his wife Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill) from their farm in upstate New York, airs on Friday, May 29th at 10:00pm ET/PT. The series has been greenlit for an additional four episodes.

In Friday’s episode, the Morgans are joined by Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill), Kenric Green (The Walking Dead) & his wife, Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery, The Walking Dead) and local contractor, Mark McEathron, via video chat to discuss handling life in quarantine, practically helping communities, finding joy and even humor in these unprecedented times.

Barry Atsma as Christie and Nicola Walker as Hannah

Season two of Sundance TV’s The Split, continues late night Friday, May 29th at 12:00am ET/PT. In Friday’s episode, with everyone under scrutiny at work from Tyler, the whole Noble Hale Defoe team attend a celebratory event for Ruth, who has been given a prestigious legal award. As Christie’s anger increases and Nathan’s mistrust deepens, Hannah desperately tries to deal with the fallout from her anniversary party. But she is forced to confront truths as secrets start to come out and lies unravel. Meanwhile, there is a nasty surprise in the Hansen case as Fi makes a revelation to Hannah that threatens to undermine their case.

Vicky McClure as Detective Constable Kate Fleming

Season one of Acorn TV’s hit British police drama, Line of Duty, continues on Saturday, May 30th at 11:00 pm ET/PT. In Saturday’s episode, Denton alleges a high-level conspiracy and cover-up. Only when she is granted special dispensation to leave prison to visit her dying mother do Arnott and Fleming begin to realize the danger she is in.

Season two features a new police corruption story – opening explosively with the ambush of a police convoy in which three police officers are killed and a protected witness is seriously injured. The sole surviving police officer is Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton (Keeley Hawes). Deputy Chief Constable Mike Dryden (Mark Bonnar) takes personal charge, assigning AC-12 to the case. Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott, Detective Constable Kate Fleming and Superintendent Ted Hastings are joined by newly-appointed Detective Constable Georgia Trotman (Jessica Raine) to investigate a complex case rich in unexpected twists and turns. Initially AC-12’s most valuable witness, the suspicion soon arises that DI Denton could be their prime suspect.

Line of Duty is written by Jed Mercurio (Bodyguard, Critical), and produced by World Productions for BBC Two. Mercurio, Simon Heath (The Great Train Robbery, The Bletchley Circle) and Stephen Wright serve as executive producers.

Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens

Season three of BBC America’s hit Killing Eve finales on Sunday, May 31st at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America and AMC. In Sunday’s season three finale, “Are You Leading Or Am I?,” Konstantin makes a break for it, while Carolyn might have finally found what she’s looking for. Meanwhile, Eve and Villanelle try to work out what the future may hold for them together or apart.

The third season continues the story of two women with brutal pasts, addicted to each other but now trying desperately to live their lives without their drug of choice. For Villanelle, the assassin without a job, Eve is dead. For Eve, the ex-MI6 operative hiding in plain sight, Villanelle will never find her. All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again. The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances…and perhaps a share of their souls.

Michael Sheen as Chris Tarrant

AMC’s three-part drama Quiz premieres on Sunday, May 31st at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT. In part one, when ITV takes a chance on TV quiz show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’, brainchild of struggling television producer Paul Smith, a nation of Middle England pub-quizzers, is gripped. For Diana Ingram, and brother Adrian, knowing the answer is a way of life and welcome the opportunity to win a chance at a million pounds. Diana’s husband Charles “Major” Ingram, an eccentric army major, more than happy with his lot, watches on in bewilderment as his family’s quiz-fever descends into obsession until one day Diana turns to him to keep their dream alive.

The series tells the story of how Major Ingram (Macfadyen), his wife Diana (Clifford) and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock (Jibson), who was sitting in the audience, were accused of cheating their way to a million pounds on what was the most popular game show on earth in 2001. The couple stood trial for conspiring by coughing during the recording to signify the correct answers to the multiple-choice questions posed to the Major by host, Chris Tarrant (Sheen). The drama also stars Mark Bonnar (Catastrophe) as Celador Television Chairman, Paul Smith; Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) as Sonia Woodley QC; and Aisling Bea (This Way Up) as ITV Entertainment Commissioner, Claudia Rosencrantz.

Quiz is a Left Bank Pictures co-production for ITV and AMC and is distributed by Sony Pictures Television, which also owns and distributes Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? worldwide. Produced by Alice Pearse (Origin, Gregor), and executive produced by Dan Winch (A Very English Scandal, Broadchurch), William Village, James Graham, Stephen Frears and Left Bank CEO, Andy Harries.

Bruce Davison as Avery Whitlock in Creepshow’s “Night of the Paw”

Season one of Shudder’s hit horror anthology series Creepshow continues on Monday, June 1st at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on AMC. The fifth episode features two stories, “Night of the Paw,” written by John Esposito and directed by John Harrison, and “Times is Tough in Musky Holler,” written by John Skipp and Dori Miller, based on their short story, directed by John Harrison, and starring David Arquette. In “Night of the Paw,” a lonely mortician finds company in the ultimate ‘be careful what you wish for’ story. In “Times is Tough in Musky Holler,” leaders who once controlled a town through fear and intimidation get a taste of their own medicine

Executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), Creepshow is based on the iconic 1982 movie written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero and features twelve chilling tales told over six, hour-long episodes. The series features an all-star cast, including David Arquette (Scream franchise), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Tobin Bell (Saw), Big Boi (Scream: The TV Series), Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek, Re-Animator), Kid Cudi (Drunk Parents), Bruce Davison (X-Men), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) and DJ Qualls (Supernatural), and features adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Josh Malerman and others. Nicotero’s Oscar®, BAFTA® and Emmy® Award-winning make-up effects studio KNB EFX GROUP serves as creature creators.

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 other current original drama series include Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, The Terror, Into the Badlands, Preacher, The Son, Lodge 49, The Little Drummer Girl and NOS4A2. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussions 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 BBCAmerica

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history programming including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, the upcoming Sir David Attenborough-narrated series Seven Worlds, One Planet and the return of the Emmy®-winning series Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth II I- all a part of the new Saturday nature television destination, Wonderstruck. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Luther and Broadchurch, among many others, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, TCA Awards, NAACP Image Awards, an IDA Documentary Award, a Gotham Award and Golden Globes®. Created in 1998, the irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Its unscripted slate includes the iconic car show Top Gear, buzzy and hilarious The Graham Norton Show and the world’s biggest darts championships. Get caught up, BBCA offers full episodes On Demand across all major digital platforms, BBC AMERICA app and bbcamerica.com. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com.

About SundanceTV

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundancetv.com, on demand and mobile.



The Season 2 Premiere of Sundance TV’s “The Split,” Plus All-New Episodes of “Killing Eve” on BBCA






Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri

THURSDAY, MAY 21ST

THE SEASON TWO PREMIERE OF

SUNDANCE TV’S THE SPLIT

AT 12:00AM ET/PT

FRIDAY, MAY 22ND

JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN AND HILARIE BURTON MORGAN

ARE JOINED BY THE WALKING DEAD’S SAMANTHA MORTON, PATTON OSWALT

AND HIS WIFE MEREDITH SALENGER, AND LIZ YEARWOOD

ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF FRIDAY NIGHT IN WITH THE MORGANS

AT 10:00PM ET/PT

SUNDANCE TV’S

THE SPLIT CONTINUES WITH THE SECOND EPISODE DEBUT

AT 12:00AM ET/PT

SATURDAY, MAY 23RD

SEASON TWO OF ACORN TV’S ACCLAIMED SERIES

LINE OF DUTY CONTINUES ON AMC

AT 11:00PM ET/PT

SUNDAY, MAY 24TH

COLMAN DOMINGO IS JOINED BY JAY ELLIS AND ANIKA NONI ROSE

ON HIS NEW DIGITAL SERIES BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH AT COLMAN’S

AT 2:00PM ET/PT ON THE WALKING DEAD YOUTUBE CHANNEL

VILLANELLE AND DASHA WORK TOGETHER ON

AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF SEASON THREE OF KILLING EVE

AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON BBC AMERICA AND AMC

MONDAY, MAY 25TH

SEASON ONE OF CREEPSHOW, SHUDDER’S HIT HORROR

ANTHOLOGY SERIES, CONTINUES AT 10:00 PM ET/PT

This week on AMC Networks, the season two premiere of Sundance TV’s The Split, plus all-new episodes of Friday Night In with The Morgans and season one of Shudder’s hit horror anthology series Creepshow on AMC, season three of Killing Eve on BBCA and Acorn TV’s acclaimed series Line of Duty.

Stephen Mangan as Nathan, Nicola Walker as Hannah

Season two of Sundance TV’s The Split, premieres on Thursday, May 21st at 12:00am ET/PT. Hannah and Nathan’s marriage seems to be back on track, but she still can’t forgive Nathan for his past indiscretions and is continuing her relationship with Christie in secret. With pressure mounting on her in her personal life, Hannah meets a new client at work who needs her help, TV presenter Fi Hansen. While Hannah, Nina and Christie negotiate the new world order of Noble Hale Defoe, Ruth comes to terms with a different pace of life, and Zander introduces an unsettling new colleague to the firm.

Set in the fast-paced, messy world of London’s high-end divorce circuit, The Split is an authentic, multilayered, witty examination of modern marriage and the legacy of divorce. Exploring the often-complex realities that bind families together, and tear them apart, the series follows the three Defoe sisters, Hannah (Nicola Walker), Nina (Annabel Scholey) and Rose (Fiona Button) and their formidable mother Ruth (Deborah Findlay).

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and wife Hilarie Burton Morgan at home in New York State April 2020

A new episode of Friday Night In with The Morgans, a half-hour video-chat-based show hosted by Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead) and his wife Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill) from their farm in upstate New York, airs on Friday, May 22nd at 10:00pm ET/PT.

In Friday’s episode, the Morgans are joined by Samantha Morton (The Walking Dead), Patton Oswalt (BoJack Horseman, Ratatouille) & his wife, Meredith Salenger and local teacher, Liz Yearwood, via video chat to discuss handling life in quarantine, practically helping communities, finding joy and even humor in these unprecedented times.

Nicola Walker as Hannah

Season two of Sundance TV’s The Split, continues late night Friday, May 22nd at 12:00am ET/PT. In Friday’s episode, Hannah feels increasingly stressed by the double life she is leading with Christie, as Nathan’s suspicions are raised. Hannah’s absence at home starts to affect the children, who need their parents’ attention more than ever. At work, Hannah deals with a divorce petition for the wife of a romantic novelist, and begins to equip Fi Hansen for her separation from husband Richie, negotiating a complex case within the midst of a media storm. Meanwhile, Rose deals with the devastation of her miscarriage, Nina comes to terms with her surprise pregnancy, and Ruth reconnects with someone from her past.

Martin Composton as Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott, Adrian Dunbar as Superintendent Ted Hastings

Season one of Acorn TV’s hit British police drama, Line of Duty, continues on Saturday, May 23rd at 11:00 pm ET/PT. In Saturday’s episode, targeted while in prison, Denton confides to Fleming why she thinks she is being set up. Meanwhile, the mutilated body of a teenage girl is found buried under a collapsed garage door.

Season two features a new police corruption story – opening explosively with the ambush of a police convoy in which three police officers are killed and a protected witness is seriously injured. The sole surviving police officer is Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton (Keeley Hawes). Deputy Chief Constable Mike Dryden (Mark Bonnar) takes personal charge, assigning AC-12 to the case. Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott, Detective Constable Kate Fleming and Superintendent Ted Hastings are joined by newly-appointed Detective Constable Georgia Trotman (Jessica Raine) to investigate a complex case rich in unexpected twists and turns. Initially AC-12’s most valuable witness, the suspicion soon arises that DI Denton could be their prime suspect.

Line of Duty is written by Jed Mercurio (Bodyguard, Critical), and produced by World Productions for BBC Two. Mercurio, Simon Heath (The Great Train Robbery, The Bletchley Circle) and Stephen Wright serve as executive producers.

A new episode of AMC’s weekly digital series, Bottomless Brunch at Colman’s, a 30-minute video-chat based show hosted by Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead, Zola, Candyman) from his home in Los Angeles, will be available on The Walking Dead YouTube Channel on Sunday, May 24th at 2pm ET/11am PT. Guests in the fourth episode include Jay Ellis (Insecure) and Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog). Viewers can also watch the show at amc.com or the Fear the Walking Dead Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

The new digital series taps into Domingo’s favorite way to stay connected to his community of family and friends – brunch – and takes it virtual. Prior to his career as a writer, actor and director, Domingo worked in the service industry — and his love of bar and restaurant life has never left him (he is also the owner of the restaurant The Wolves in downtown LA). In each week’s episode, Domingo will send a couple of his friends all the mixings for his cocktail of choice, ask them to make something delicious and invite them to join him for a virtual brunch to talk about life today and how they are coping.

Harriet Walter as Dasha and Jodie Comer as Villanelle

Season three of BBC America’s hit Killing Eve continues on Sunday, May 24th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America and AMC. In Sunday’s all-new episode, “Beautiful Monster,” Carolyn is frustrated with the lack of progress in the investigation and is taking it out on those around her. Meanwhile, Eve is focused on Villanelle and finds a clue to her whereabouts in the most unlikely of places. Villanelle and Dasha work together on a kill and the pressure is getting to Konstantin.

The third season continues the story of two women with brutal pasts, addicted to each other but now trying desperately to live their lives without their drug of choice. For Villanelle, the assassin without a job, Eve is dead. For Eve, the ex-MI6 operative hiding in plain sight, Villanelle will never find her. All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again. The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances…and perhaps a share of their souls.

Logan Allen as Harold in Creepshow’s “The Companion”

Season one of Shudder’s hit horror anthology series Creepshow continues on Monday, May 25th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on AMC. The fourth episode features two stories, “The Companion,” written by Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale & Keith Lansdale, adapted by Matt Venne and directed by Dave Bruckner, and “Lydia Layne’s Better Half,” written by John Harrison & Greg Nicotero, adapted by John Harrison and directed by Roxanne Benjamin. In “The Companion,” a young boy, bullied by his older brother, sneaks into an abandoned farm that is protected by a supernatural force. In “Lydia Layne’s Better Half,” a powerful woman denies a promotion to her protégée and lover but fails to anticipate the fallout.

Executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), Creepshow is based on the iconic 1982 movie written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero and features twelve chilling tales told over six, hour-long episodes. The series features an all-star cast, including David Arquette (Scream franchise), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Tobin Bell (Saw), Big Boi (Scream: The TV Series), Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek, Re-Animator), Kid Cudi (Drunk Parents), Bruce Davison (X-Men), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) and DJ Qualls (Supernatural), and features adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Josh Malerman and others. Nicotero’s Oscar®, BAFTA® and Emmy® Award-winning make-up effects studio KNB EFX GROUP serves as creature creators.

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 other current original drama series include Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, The Terror, Into the Badlands, Preacher, The Son, Lodge 49, The Little Drummer Girl and NOS4A2. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussions 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 BBCAmerica

BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history programming including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, the upcoming Sir David Attenborough-narrated series Seven Worlds, One Planet and the return of the Emmy®-winning series Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth II I- all a part of the new Saturday nature television destination, Wonderstruck. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Luther and Broadchurch, among many others, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, TCA Awards, NAACP Image Awards, an IDA Documentary Award, a Gotham Award and Golden Globes®. Created in 1998, the irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Its unscripted slate includes the iconic car show Top Gear, buzzy and hilarious The Graham Norton Show and the world’s biggest darts championships. Get caught up, BBCA offers full episodes On Demand across all major digital platforms, BBC AMERICA app and bbcamerica.com. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com.

About SundanceTV

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundancetv.com, on demand and mobile.



SUNDANCETV RELEASES KEY ART AND TRAILER FOR THE UPCOMING SOPHOMORE SEASON OF THE SPLIT





SUNDANCETV RELEASES KEY ART AND TRAILER FOR THE UPCOMING SOPHOMORE SEASON OF WITTY DRAMA THE SPLIT
PREMIERING THURSDAY, MAY 21 AT MIDNIGHT ET/ 9 PM PT

SundanceTV released today the key art and latest trailer for season two of the witty and emotional drama, The Split, which premieres Thursday, May 21 at MIDNIGHT ET/9:00 p.m. PT. The new art features series stars Nicola Walker (River, Last Tango In Halifax) as Hannah Defoe, Stephen Mangan (Episodes) as Nathan and Barry Atsma (Hector And The Search For Happiness) as Christie.

The six-episode season will air each week on Thursday and Friday at MIDNIGHT ET/ 9:00 p.m. PT beginning Thursday, May 21 and on Friday, May 22.

This season finds the Defoes back, at newly merged law firm Noble Hale Defoe, and as former rivals now find themselves on the same side of the table, Hannah’s (Walker) latest case is set to put NHD firmly on the map. Meanwhile, Rose (Fiona Button, Lip Service) and James (Rudi Dharmalingam, The History Boys) return from their honeymoon with ambitions to start their own family and Nina (Annabel Scholey, Being Human) teeters on the edge, as the consequences of her erratic behavior finally catch up with her. Ruth (Deborah Findlay, Leaving), now forced out from her role as head of the family firm, must search for a new purpose in her life.

Helmed by award-winning writer Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady) and executive producer Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl), this witty examination of modern marriage in its sophomore season introduces new complex realities behind damaging affairs, power struggles in toxic relationships and what lies behind a sparkling public image of a celebrity love. The Split is produced by Sister Pictures for BBC One, co-produced with SundanceTV, and was re-commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. Series Two is executive produced by formerly stated Abi Morgan and Jane Featherstone, along with Lucy Dyke (Black Mirror, Ripper Street) and Lucy Richer for the BBC. Paula van der Oest boards as director with Natasha Romaniuk producing.



SUNDANCETV’S THE SPLIT DELVES INTO THE MESSY WORLD OF LONDON’S HIGH-END DIVORCE CIRCUIT WITH SOPHOMORE SEASON PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 AT 12AM PT / 9PM ET





SUNDANCETV’S THE SPLIT DELVES INTO THE MESSY WORLD OF LONDON’S HIGH-END DIVORCE CIRCUIT WITH SOPHOMORE SEASON PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 AT 12AM PT / 9PM ET

SUNDANCETVs fast-paced, multi-layered drama The Split is set to return on Wednesday, May 21 at 12 AM ET. Helmed by award-winning writer Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady) and executive producer Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl) , this witty examination of modern marriage explores the often-complex realities that bind families together and tears them apart. The series follows the three Defoe sisters, Hannah (Nicola Walker,River, Last Tango In Halifax), Nina (Annabel Scholey, Being Human) and Rose (Fiona Button, Lip Service) and their formidable mother Ruth (Deborah Findlay, Leaving).
At the end of the first season, Hannah’s formerly rock-solid marriage was beginning to crack following the devastating revelation of Nathan’s (Stephen Mangan) affair. For the rest of the family, and Hannah, joy had turned to tragedy as estranged father Oscar (Anthony Head) passed away the night of Rose and James’ (Rudi Dharmalingam, Our Girl) wedding. Struggling with the grief of losing her father for the second time in her life and with Christie (Barry Atsma) having made his feelings for her clear, Hannah was torn between her past and the promise of a different future.
Now the Defoes are back, at newly merged law firm Noble Hale Defoe, and as former rivals now find themselves on the same side of the table, Hannah’s latest case is set to put NHD firmly on the map. Meanwhile, Rose and James return from their honeymoon with ambitions to start their own family and Nina teeters on the edge, as the consequences of her erratic behavior finally catch up with her. Ruth, now forced out from her role as head of the family firm, must search for a new purpose in her life.
Created and written by Abi Morgan, The Split is produced by Sister Pictures for BBC One, co-produced with SundanceTV, and was re-commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. Series Two is executive produced by Sister Pictures Founder Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch, Humans, River), writer and creator Abi Morgan (River, Suffragette, The Hour), Lucy Dyke (Black Mirror, Ripper Street) and Lucy Richer for the BBC. Paula van der Oest boards as director with Natasha Romaniuk producing.