AMC Networks’ Sundance Now and Acorn TV Acquire
New Zealand Drama Series ONE LANE BRIDGE
from all3media international
The new dark crime drama with a supernatural edge arrives this fall on Sundance Now and Acorn TV
New York, NY; August 6, 2020 – AMC Networks’ streaming services Sundance Now and Acorn TV acquire exclusive rights to New Zealand drama series ONE LANE BRIDGE from leading independent distributor all3media international. Sundance Now will feature the exclusive U.S. and Canadian premieres, while Acorn TV will feature the exclusive U.K. and Latin American premieres. Created by Pip Hall (800 Words) and Philip Smith and starring Joel Tobeck (The Luminaries), Michelle Langstone (800 Words), Sara Wiseman (A Place to Call Home), Alison Bruce (The Gulf),and Dominic Ona-Ariki (The Commons), the six-episode series offers a character-driven crime drama with a dark, supernatural edge. ONE LANE BRIDGE will make its U.S. and Canadian Premiere on Sundance Now on Thursday, September 17, 2020 with weekly episodes. Acorn TV will feature its U.K. and Latin American premieres later this fall.
Ambitious young Māori detective, Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki) arrives in Queenstown with high hopes for his future. When local legend Grub Ryder is found dead at the bottom of the infamous One Lane Bridge, Ariki joins the investigation led by his boss, respected stalwart, Detective Senior Sergeant Stephen Tremaine (Joel Tobeck). During the investigation, Ariki inadvertently unlocks his Matakite – a supernatural ability akin to second sight that he hasn’t experienced since his youth. As ONE LANE BRIDGE twists and turns and the pressure to solve the crime heats up, Māori metaphysics collides with Southern Man scepticism and Ariki’s spiritual gift threatens to endanger the case, his career and his life.
And at the centre of it all sits the mysterious One Lane Bridge, a historic Queenstown landmark synonymous with murder, suicide and fatal accidents. Grub’s death wasn’t the first. And it won’t be the last…
Shannon Cooper, VP of Programming, Sundance Now, said, “With a stellar ensemble of top New Zealand talent, a picturesque setting and a gripping supernatural twist, ONE LANE BRIDGE is sure to become a new favorite for Sundance Now subscribers. Our friends at all3media continue to be excellent partners for finding excellent high-end drama.”
Don Klees, SVP of Programming, Acorn TV, said, “Acorn TV is excited to offer this gripping New Zealand thriller to our subscribers in the U.K. and Latin America and partner with all3media international on another first-rate drama series.”
Sally Habbershaw, EVP Americas at all3media international, commented, “We’re very pleased to see ONE LANE BRIDGE heading to viewers in the US as we continue our successful partnership with Sundance Now as well as viewers in the UK and Latin America through Acorn TV. Shannon Cooper and Don Klees have a fabulous track record in curating hit shows for the Sundance Now’s and Acorn TV’s audiences and this genre crime thriller, with its atmospheric landscape and Maori cultural influence offers a distinct, suspenseful viewing opportunity to really draw viewers in across its six episodes. We know it will prove to be a gripping new addition to their line-ups.”
The series is produced by Great Southern Television for TVNZ, New Zealand in association with All3media International.
Streaming service Sundance Now offers a rich selection of original and exclusive series from engrossing true crime to heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world, all streaming commercial-free. IN 2020, Sundance Now has featured the return of highly-acclaimed French spy thriller The Bureau and Swedish period drama The Restaurant, as well as Sundance Now Exclusives, such as Australian drama Bad Mothers, Nordic drama Sanctuary, Nordic noir thriller Wisting, and Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps. Coming up, Sundance Now features the exclusive U.S. premiere of critically acclaimed Australian drama Upright (Thursday, August 6) starring Tim Minchin, and Canadian true crime docuseries The Suspect(Tuesday, August 18). The streaming service can be enjoyed on most streaming devices for only $6.99/month or $4.99/month (plus tax) with an annual membership. No cable subscription is needed.
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, Gold Digger starring Julia Ormond, and highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest; as well as several returning favorites including Acorn TV’s first feature film with Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears. Coming up, Acorn TV has the U.S. Premieres BBC One sitcom The Other One (Monday, Aug. 10), French drama Family Business (Monday, Aug. 24), as well as award-winning Australian drama Mystery Road, Series 2 and New Zealand thriller The Sounds this fall. Website: Acorn.TV
Press Contact: Sundance Now/Acorn TV, Chad Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org
About AMC Networks
Known for its ground-breaking 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 Eve, Better 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!, 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 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 http://www.amcnetworks.com.
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