Paramount+ Orders New U.K. Original Drama


The six-part U.K. original Curfew (w.t.) has been commissioned by Paramount+.

The crime thriller is set in a society where, in order to protect women’s safety, all men are tracked by an ankle tag 24 hours a day and fall under a strict curfew every night. When a woman’s body is found murdered during curfew hours, the system is threatened.

The cast includes Sarah Parish (Stay Close), Mitchell Robertson (Mayflies), Mandip Gill (Doctor Who) and Alexandra Burke (Sister Act). Joasia Goldyn (Britannia) is director on the series, whilst Lydia Yeoman (The Haze) is lead writer.

Curfew, produced by Vertigo Films in association with Evolutionary Films, will be available exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.K. Federation Studios will handle global sales.

Paramount+’s Paul Testar said, “Curfew is a gripping addition to our U.K. originals slate for Paramount+. We are excited to be collaborating with the team at Vertigo Films and a brilliant cast to bring this propulsive thriller to life.”

Nathalie Peter-Contesse, executive producer, added, “Curfew is a provocative and thrilling show that aims to contribute to the important conversation around violence against women. We are delighted to work with Paramount+ and Federation to bring it to U.K. and international audiences.”