BBC One’s Highest-Rated New Drama of 2020 – THE NEST – Premieres July 13

BBC One’s Highest-Rated New Drama of 2020

Starring Martin Compston (Line of Duty) and Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard, Gentleman Jack)

To Premiere Exclusively in U.S., Canada and Mexico on Acorn TV this July  


Acorn TV’s Twisty Psychological Thriller Premieres Monday, July 13 with Two Episodes, and Weekly Premieres Through August 3, 2020

“Intelligent, gripping and questioning drama” –The Scotsman

 “Handsome staged and tautly written… emotionally engaging” –iNews

“Intriguing look at class, ambition and mistakes” –The Guardian

 “Martin Compston and Sophie Rundle shine” –Radio Times

Silver Spring, MD (June 9, 2020): BAFTA award-winner Martin Compston (UK’s #1 2019 drama, Line of Duty, Sweet Sixteen, Mary Queen of Scots) and Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard, Gentleman Jack, Peaky Blinders) lead a stellar ensemble cast in the top-rated BBC One drama THE NEST, to premiere exclusively in U.S., Canada, and Mexico on Acorn TV on Monday, July 13, with weekly episodes through August 3. This emotional psychological thriller from BAFTA and RTS award-winning writer Nicole Taylor (Three Girls, Wild Rose) explores the consequences of a pact between a wealthy Scottish couple and a troubled teenage girl, which changes all of their lives forever: they have one last chance to have a child and she offers to be their surrogate –what is the real cost of getting what they want? THE NEST is BBC One’s highest-rated new drama of 2020 (premiering March 22 in the UK) and has been one of the most-viewed TV series on BBC iPlayer this spring.

In this five-episode Acorn TV Original series, property developer Dan Docherty (Compston) and music teacher wife Emily (Rundle) are crazy about each other, and live in a huge house in a beautiful waterfront location outside Glasgow and want for nothing. All that’s missing is a baby – and they’ve been trying for years with no success. Through a chance encounter they meet Kaya (Mirren Mack, Sex Education), an 18-year-old from the other side of the city, whose life is as precarious as theirs is comfortable. Back in her bare local authority flat, Kaya decides to change her future. She tracks down Emily and makes her an offer – she’ll be Dan and Emily’s surrogate, if they help set her life on track. She can change their lives, if they can change hers.

But with only one embryo left, can Dan and Emily trust a teenage girl they barely know with their last chance to have a family? 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?  

Also starring is Fiona Bell (Shetland, Blood), James Harkness (The Victim, Wild Rose), Shirley Henderson (Stan And Ollie, Happy Valley), Katie Leung (Harry Potter, Chimerica), Kate Dickie (Game Of Thrones, The Witch), David Hayman (Hatton Garden, Trial & Retribution), Bailey Patrick (London Kills, Good Omens), Paul Brannigan (The Angels’ Share, Under The Skin), Samuel Small (Game Of Thrones, So Awkward), Liz Ewing (Gentleman’s Relish, Taggart) and Christine Bottomley (End Of The F**king World, Back To Life).

Filmed in and around Glasgow, THE NEST is a stirring thriller about love, trust and the true cost of buying whatever you want.

U.S. Premiere: Monday, July 13 (2 episodes, followed by weekly episodes through August 3)        Eps: 5 (46 mins. each)

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