Sundance Now announced today its acquisition of US rights to the six-part Australian drama series The Secrets She Keeps from international distributor DCD Rights.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Michael Robotham, The Secrets She Keeps stars Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey, Marcella, The Spanish Princess), Jessica de Gouw (The Crown, Arrow, Vienna Blood), and Michael Dorman (Patriot, For All Mankind, The Invisible Man).
Akin to The Girl on the Train and Big Little Lies, the six-part domestic noir thriller follows two women — both the same age, both heavily pregnant and due at the same time — who have a chance encounter in a supermarket in an affluent Sydney suburb. Meghan (de Gouw) is a glamorous online influencer on the rise, married to ambitious television sports reporter Jack (Dorman). Agatha (Carmichael) is a loner, barely subsisting above the poverty line as a shelf stacker in a supermarket, while the father of her child, Hayden, a sailor on active duty, remains oblivious to her condition. Both women have secrets. And both will risk everything to conceal the truth. But their worlds are about to collide in one shocking act that cannot be undone.
A Lingo Pictures Production for Network Ten, with production funding from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW, the series is written by Sarah Walker (All Saints, Home and Away, A Place to Call Home) and Jonathan Gavin (Offspring, A Beautiful Lie).
The Secrets She Keeps will make its exclusive US premiere on Sundance Now in summer 2020.
Michael Robotham’s book of the same name has been published in 14 countries and translated into 12 languages. Iconic novelist Stephen King noted, “Two terrific female characters, both with secrets. Add Michael Robotham’s clean prose and whipcrack pacing. The result? A book you won’t be able to put down, although you may occasionally want to hide your eyes.”
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