APC Inks Acorn Deal on Welsh Drama


About Premium Content (APC) has taken on its first English-language drama, Vox Pictures’ Keeping Faith, and landed a co-production deal on the S4C and BBC Wales commission with Acorn Media Enterprises.

The Acorn deal covers all rights across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, plus home entertainment in the U.K. and Ireland. APC is handling all international broadcast sales, including in the U.K. The outfit’s main shareholder, Nevision, is gap-financing the 8×60-minute thriller, which is slated for a 2017/2018 premiere and features a cast that includes Eva Myles (Victoria, Torchwood, Broadchurch). Emmanuelle Guilbart, joint CEO and co-founder at APC, noted, “We first scouted Keeping Faith at Series Mania two years ago and knew immediately it was a project we wanted to be involved in. We are genuinely delighted to be working with the talented team at Vox on this impactful series. Moving into English-language drama marks the next step in the growth of our portfolio and we are excited to have secured a home for the show in the U.S. already, and look forward to taking it to audiences across the globe.”

Adrian Bate, joint CEO of Vox Pictures, added, “Eve Myles plays a warm-hearted mother at the heart of this distinctive series, which shakes up our normal perceptions of the thriller genre. APC understood the material from the get-go and have been both supportive and effective in their approach to finding the right partners for the project.”

Shane Murphy, managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises, noted, “As we ramp up our co-production activities, we’re delighted to be bringing Keeping Faith to the English-speaking world and to have forged new partnerships with APC and VOX.

The series is filming in English and Welsh. It will air as Un Bore Mercher on S4C this fall. Vox Pictures’ Pip Broughton is directing and producing, with a script by Matthew Hall and Anwen Huws.