AMC Networks’ Acorn TV acquires exclusive North American rights
to Tiger Aspect’s BBC One comedy THE OTHER ONE
from Endemol Shine International
The Acorn TV Original Series will make its US and Canadian Premiere on Monday, August 10 and Mexican Premiere on Thursday, August 13
“Sharp, touching comedy… does a lot with every scene and never wasting a minute” – The Guardian
“Glorious slice-of-life comedy, way superior to so much else on these days.” –Observer
Silver Spring, MD; July 15, 2020 – AMC Networks’ Acorn TV acquires exclusive rights in North America and the Netherlands to new seven-part BBC One comedy The Other One from Endemol Shine International. Starring Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey, Happy Valley, Loch Ness), Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It, Poldark, Love Lies & Records), Ellie White (The Windsors), and Lauren Socha (Misfits, Catastrophe), the witty comedy follows two girls both named Catherine Walcott as half-sisters who had no idea the other existed until their father dies. Produced by Tiger Aspect (an Endemol Shine Group company), the series is created and written by Holly Walsh (Motherland) and Pippa Brown (Psychobitches) and includes multi-episode guest stars Caroline Quentin (Doc Martin, Blue Murder)and Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, The Split). The Other One will make its United States and Canadian debut as an Acorn TV Original on Monday, August 10, 2020 and its Mexican Premiere on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
The Other One is a comedy about what happens when you discover your dead Dad has a secret family and you now have a brand-new sister. This is a love story to siblings, mothers and bad dads. Throughout the series our four leading women try to make sense of their newly found sisters and sort-of-step-mums.
Don Klees, SVP, Programming for the Acorn brands, AMC Networks SVOD noted, “Following the success of Deadwater Fell earlier this year, Acorn TV is happy to join our friends at Endemol Shine International on another high-quality British production with The Other One. This extremely funny, female-driven comedy led by Siobhan Finneran and Rebecca Front is sure to entertain our subscribers across North America this summer.”
Matt Creasey, EVP Sales and Acquisitions – Endemol Shine International commented, “ESI are delighted to be once again working with AMC Networks’ Acorn TV. The Other One is a witty series brilliantly cast and written with lots of heart that the audience will love”.
AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television with over 1 million paid subscribers in the U.S and Canada as well as subscribers worldwide in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week to a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2020, Acorn TV has featured the Irish period mystery series Dead Still, British dramas Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant and Cush Jumbo and Gold Digger starring Julia Ormond; as well as several returning favorites with the return of Welsh drama Hidden and Acorn TV’s first feature film with the Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears. Coming up, Acorn TV has the U.S. Premieres of the highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest (July 13), Swedish drama Rebecka Martinsson, Season 2 (July 27), BBC One comedy The Other One (Aug. 10), French drama Family Business (Aug. 24), as well as award-winning Australian drama Mystery Road, Series 2 in September.
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Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically-acclaimed series and independent films include Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on basic cable television for nine consecutive years, as well as Portlandia, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the films Boyhood, Death of Stalin, and many more. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The Company also operates AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; the subscription streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now; Acorn TV; and UMC (Urban Movie Channel); and Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com.
ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE INTERNATIONAL
Global distributor Endemol Shine International has a diverse portfolio of owned and third-party programming across scripted and non-scripted genres.
The company’s international and diverse drama portfolio includes Peaky Blinders, Deadwater Fell, Grantchester, The Good Karma Hospital, Tin Star, Broadchurch, The Fall, The Tunnel, Beck, The Sandhamn Murders, Home and Away, Archer, Younger and Mr Bean.
Global hits include non-scripted superbrands MasterChef, LEGO® Masters, The Block, 24 Hours in A & E, Ambulance, Family Food Fight, Deal or No Deal, The Biggest Loser, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, One Born Every Minute and Mr Kitchen Rules.
Endemol Shine International has regionally focused distribution hubs in London, Los Angeles, Sydney, Miami, Moscow, Singapore and Mumbai, which serve broadcasters and other platforms in every market.
Endemol Shine International is part of Endemol Shine Group. In July 2020 Endemol Shine Group was acquired by Banijay, creating the world’s largest international content producer and distributor spanning 22 territories with over 120 production companies and a multi-genre catalogue boasting over 88,000 hours of original standout programming.