Also during the session, the network announced premiere dates for its upcoming originals. Hap & Leonard, the drama based on the Joe Lansdale books starring James Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams and Christina Hendricks, will premiere March 2 at 10 PM. Another, The Last Panthers starring Samantha Morton and John Hurt, will bow April 13 at 10 PM. The historical drama Rebellion will air as a miniseries event April 24-26 at 9 PM in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Easter Uprising.
SundanceTV also said it has inked a co-production deal with Keshet International to become the U.S. home for the BBC series The A-Word, a six-episode, drama that will bow in the spring after its UK premiere. Based on the Israeli Keshet and July August Productions drama series Yellow Peppers, the adaptation centers on a contemporary family after their young son is diagnosed with autism. Max Vento, Lee Ingleby, Morven Christie, Vinette Robinson, Greg McHugh and Chris Eccleston star.
The deal was made by WME, Keshet and SundanceTV parent AMC Networks.
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