AMC Networks’ Acorn TV acquires THE NEST from all3media international


A3mi has announced sales for Studio Lambert’s recently premiered drama;

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV premiering in the USA, Canada and Latin America this July

Leading independent distributor all3media international has signed a range of new scripted deals for Studio Lambert’s latest thriller The Nest, as the five-part drama heads to Asia, America and Europe.

Starring Martin Compston (Line of Duty), Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders) and Mirren Mack (Sex Education), The Nest is set to air in the USA, Canada and Latin America on AMC Networks’ streaming service Acorn TV beginning Monday, July 13 as well as across Scandinavia ( Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland) for a launch window on pay tv channel C More whilst Asia  will see the drama through a BBC Global Channels acquisition. The deal covers TV rights in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. In Europe, Spain’s Comunidad Filmin has secured rights to deliver The Nest via its SVOD service.

Produced by Studio Lambert, emotional thriller The Nest made its debut on BBC One in the UK in March. From BAFTA and RTS award-winning writer Nicole Taylor (Three Girls), the 5 x 60’ drama also stars Shirley Henderson (Happy Valley), David Hayman (Hatton Garden), Fiona Bell (Blood) and Katie Leung (Strangers). The series currently ranks within BBC One’s top 10 programmes of the year, with The Guardian and Independent labelling it ‘gripping’.

Maartje Horchner EVP Content at all3media international, commented, “We’re delighted to be announcing sales around the world so quickly on the The Nest, a premium primetime drama that we know will keep audiences hooked wherever it airs. A truly suspenseful thriller exploring love, trust and the cost of being able to buy whatever you want, The Nest features outstanding performances from Martin Compston, Sophie Rundle and newcomer Mirren Mack, alongside a skilfully layered story from the acclaimed Nicole Taylor. We look forward to confirming more deals globally as we continue to roll the drama out to our international buyers.”

Don Klees, SVP of Programming for Acorn TV at AMC Networks, said, “After working with our friends at all3media international on two hugely popular series with the return of Miss Fisher and Blood earlier this year and the upcoming return of Welsh drama Hidden, we’re excited to work with them on this excellent new UK drama. With its first-rate ensemble cast and riveting script, The Nest is sure to thrill our subscribers across North and South America.”  

The Nest centres on a wealthy couple and a teenage girl who make a pact that will change all their lives forever. Dan (Compston) and Emily (Rundle) are crazy about each other. They live in a huge house in a beautiful location just outside Glasgow and want for nothing. All that’s missing is a baby – and they’ve been trying for years. Through a chance encounter they meet Kaya (Mack), an 18-year-old from the other side of the city, whose life is as precarious at theirs is comfortable. When Kaya agrees to carry their baby, it feels like they were meant to meet – but was it really by chance? Who is Kaya and what has brought her to this couple? Can the dreams of Kaya, Emily and Dan be fulfilled, or have all three embarked on a relationship of mutually assured destruction?

About all3media international

all3media international distributes popular, award-winning TV programmes to over 1,000 broadcasters and media platforms around the world.

The company has been celebrated for producing, marketing and distributing quality, ground-breaking and pioneering shows to a global audience – consistently topping the Broadcast and Televisual annual Indies Surveys and we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of our growth – twice. Our catalogue contains over 15,000 hours of content across all genres.

As well as Britain’s top-selling drama series MIDSOMER MURDERS, our quality scripted content includes FLEABAG, THE MISSING, SKINS, MYSTERY ROAD, NATIONAL TREASURE, LIAR and VAN DER VALK. Non-scripted and format highlights include GOGGLEBOX, UNDERCOVER BOSS, GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK, FLIRTY DANCING, THE DOG HOUSE and RACE ACROSS THE WORLD. As part of the UK’s leading multi-label studio we partner with industry-leading UK and international producers – including our own studios – in developing, financing and delivering content and formats.

About AMC Networks

Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX) 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 EveBetter Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on basic cable television for ten consecutive years, as well as Documentary Now!BrockmireLove After Lockup, and the films BoyhoodDeath 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 Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now; and UMC (Urban Movie Channel); RLJE Films; and Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit