Sundance Now announced today its acquisition of the exclusive US premiere rights to the British remake of the acclaimed French comedy series Call My Agent! from BRON Studios.
The UK version of Call My Agent! will be written by BAFTA Award winner John Morton (Twenty Twelve, W1A), who is also directing the first two episodes and executive producing the series.
This English adaptation will keep the sensibilities and premise of the French series, in which the staff of a Parisian talent agency must hustle to keep clients happy after the abrupt death of their founder — all while juggling their own personal issues and love lives. The British remake, though, will also take a close look at London culture and class inequality and Britain’s entertainment relations to American Hollywood, and provide a whimsical tonality, unique to John Morton’s writing.
Regular cast members of Call My Agent! include Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Next of Kin), Lydia Leonard (Flesh and Blood, River), Maggie Steed (Elizabeth Is Missing, Pie in the Sky), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Patrick Melrose, Doctor Foster), Hiftu Quasem (The Nest), Fola Evans-Akingbola (Death in Paradise), Rebecca Humphries (Trigonometry), Harry Trevaldwyn (The King), Tim McInnerny (Game of Thrones), Natasha Little (War of the Worlds), Edward Bluemel (A Discovery of Witches), Eleonore Arnaud (Criminal: France), Academy Award® winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), and the recently added Chelsey Crisp (Fresh Off the Boat).
The series will feature cameos from Dominic West (The Affair), Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton), Jessica Oyelowo (The Water Man), David Oyelowo (Selma), Kelly Macdonald (The Victim), Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), and Olivia Williams (The Nevers).
Said Shannon Cooper, VP of Programming for Sundance Now, AMC Networks:
“Call My Agent! remains one of the most popular and talked about series globally, so Sundance Now is thrilled to bring our US subscribers this highly-anticipated British reimagining. With its stellar cast and surprising cameos combined with John Morton’s unique British take on the series, our subscribers will be enthralled with this new series.”
Added David Davoli, President of Television for BRON Studios:
“This sale to Sundance Now in the US builds on BRON’s already strong relationship with AMC Networks, and continues BRON television’s global mandate to identify, finance and produce European/UK IP that can be exploited in the US and beyond. We look forward to John Morton’s adaptation of this beloved series becoming a part of the high-quality body of work that Sundance is associated with, and entertaining audiences for years to come.”
The series’ Executive Producers are David Davoli, Samantha Thomas, Steven Thibault, and Aaron L. Gilbert for BRON Studios; Christian Baute, Frank Calderon, and Laurence Lenica for Headline Pictures; and David Tanner from Turbine Studios. Sarah Curtis is a producer and Ben Rimmer is a co-producer, with BRON’s Emma Fleischer as supervising producer. Call My Agent! original producers, Aurélien Larger and Harold Valentin of Mother Productions, and Dominique Besnehard and Michel Feller of Mon Voisin Productions, are also executive producers. BRON Studios is producing, co-financing and distributing, with Headline Pictures co-producing.
Call My Agent! will premiere in the US on Sundance Now in 2022, soon after its UK world premiere.
Stay tuned for updates.
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