Fronted by the Marcella star, Butterfly is penned by The Secret Agent writer Tony Marchant. It tells the story of the complex relationship between separated parents, Vicky, played by Friel and Stephen, played by Emmett J. Scanlan, and their division in opinion over how to support their youngest child, Max, played by Callum Booth-Ford. From a young age, Max has identified as a girl but has tried to suppress these feelings in an attempt to earn Stephen’s approval.
The show is produced by RED Production Company and Adam Kemp’s AENON for ITV. Nicola Shindler, Caroline Hollick and Adam Kemp are executive producers on the show, which launched in the UK in October.
Caroline Kusser, SVP, Distribution US, International, Fremantle said, “We are pleased to be working with Hulu to bring this powerful drama to US audiences. Butterfly is a beautiful story that addresses sensitive, contemporary issues and features outstanding performances from a brilliant cast, including the award-winning actress Anna Friel. It’s the perfect addition to Hulu’s extensive catalogue of quality programming.”