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BBC Embraces Binge-Viewing Model for New Top of the Lake Release


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The return of Jane Campion’s acclaimed series Top of the Lake will be released as a full series, with all episodes available at once, on BBC iPlayer.

All six episodes of Top of the Lake: China Girl will be made available to download or stream on BBC iPlayer from July 27, immediately after it premieres on BBC Two. China Girl sees Elisabeth Moss reprise her Golden Globe-winning role as Detective Robin Griffin. She will be joined by Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

Piers Wenger, the controller of BBC Drama, said: “It is imperative that we continue to explore and offer a range of ways to watch our dramas and I believe BBC Two and Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake: China Girl is the perfect offering as the next full series to premiere on BBC iPlayer.

“It’s a captivating watch, a six-part movie which takes you into a murky world as Robin follows unexpected leads to solve a darkly disturbing case. I’m thrilled we are able to give the viewers the opportunity to get engrossed into all six episodes at once on BBC iPlayer, or watch week by week on BBC Two.”

Jamie Laurenson, executive producer for See-Saw Films, added: “It’s great that the BBC are offering viewers the chance to watch Top of the Lake: China Girl in one go. We think the series has all the compulsive qualities that will make watching more than one episode at a time irresistible.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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