AMC to Bring The Salisbury Poisonings to the U.S.


The Salisbury Poisonings, a limited series from BBC One and Dancing Ledge that marked the biggest overnight launch of a new drama in the U.K. in six years, is coming to AMC this fall, following a deal with Fremantle.

Based on the true story of the 2018 Novichok poisonings and the impact it had on a local community, the four-part drama stars Anne-Marie Duff (Sex Education, His Dark Materials), Rafe Spall (Trying), MyAnna Buring (The Witcher, Ripper Street) and Johnny Harris (Jawbone).

The Salisbury Poisonings tells the story of how ordinary people and public services reacted to a crisis on their doorstep, displaying extraordinary heroism as their city became the focus of an unprecedented national emergency.

The Salisbury Poisonings is a riveting story about the bravery and resilience of a small town under siege by a silent killer,” said Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC and co-president of AMC Studios. “With mysterious twists and turns and an array of complex, heroic characters, it’s exactly the type of captivating, high-end scripted drama that our audience craves, and we’re thrilled to share it with them this fall.”

Lisa Honig, senior executive VP of distribution for North America, International, Fremantle, who brokered the deal with AMC, said: “The events that took place in 2018 in Salisbury truly shocked the world. Dancing Ledge has created a sensitive and authentic telling of this event in The Salisbury Poisonings, bringing together a brilliant cast who portray the real people affected in such a compelling way. We are proud to partner with AMC to bring this important and poignant story to U.S. audiences.”

Laurence Bowen, CEO of Dancing Ledge Productions, said “We couldn’t be more delighted to have AMC as a partner and to share the series with a U.S. audience. We’ve always felt this is a universal story of a community coming together to face an invisible threat—with ordinary people rising to an incredible challenge with bravery and resilience. And the truth is that an attack like this could happen anywhere in the world.”