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Netflix moves for another BBC/Sundance drama

Netflix has acquired upcoming BBC and Sundance drama series One Child, TBI has learned.

The miniseries is a coproduction between AMC Networks and UK public broadcaster the BBC. The series stars Katie Leung (Harry Potter) as a young Chinese-born woman adopted by Anglo-American parents as she struggles with her identity.

The deal gives Netflix rights to the drama after its window on US cable net Sundance in the US.

Sundance is part of the AMC Networks channels group. AMC and the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, BBC Worldwide, last week struck a deal for cable net BBC America and said they will be making more drama series together.

One Child is the third drama coproduced by AMC and the BBC, following The Honourable Woman and Top of the Lake. Both of these have previously been acquired by Netflix, and the One Child deal means the streaming service has acquired US rights to each of the Sundance-BBC copros.

One Child, which was shot in London and Hong Kong, will be a 2x90mins drama in the UK and a four-parter in the US. Written by Guy Hibbert (Blood And Oil), it will launch on Sundance on December 5 at 9pm and on BBC Two later this year in an as yet unannounced slot.

Netflix has recently picked up exclusive US streaming rights to another BBC drama, Peaky Blinders, while commissioning a King Kong cartoon, a comedy from director Judd Apatow, F for Family, an animated series based on comedian Bill Burr’s stand-up, and a Canadian original drama with rival SVOD service Shomi.