Cast of The Collection to Attend MIPTV


LONDON: BBC Worldwide is scheduled to premiere its new drama The Collection at MIPTV with a screening attended by cast members Tom Riley, Mamie Gummer and Irène Jacob.

Also attending the event are the writer, creator and award-winning showrunner Oliver Goldstick (Pretty Little Liars, Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives); Emmy Award-winning director Dearbhla Walsh (Penny Dreadful, The Tudors, Esio Trot); and executive producers Anne Thomopoulos (Rome, Band of Brothers), Kate Croft (Murderland) and Pascal Breton (Marseille). The exclusive dinner and screening will take place the evening of April 4.

Set in Paris just after World War II, The Collection tells the story of the meteoric rise of an illustrious fashion house, led by two very different brothers. The eight-part drama is a Lookout Point and Artis Pictures Production, co-produced with Federation Entertainment and MFP for Amazon Prime Group, France Télévisions and BBC Worldwide Group. It will launch exclusively this year on Amazon Prime in the U.K.

Paul Dempsey, the president of global markets at BBC Worldwide, said: “There is already huge excitement from international buyers about The Collection. The award-winning combination of show-runner Oliver Goldstick’s world-renowned creativity and director Dearbhla Walsh’s proven track record of bringing script to screen, makes The Collection a must-see series. We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming them, along with the other cast and crew from the series, to Cannes.”

Simon Vaughan, the CEO of Lookout Point, said: “The launch of The Collection in Cannes feels like a coming-of-age moment for Lookout Point. This production showcases everything that matters to us: creative ambition, global reach and top-quality partnerships. It feels fitting to celebrate the launch of the series with our wonderful creative team and with the wider industry at this breathtaking château in France.”