PBS Masterpiece has joined Alice & Jack as a co-producer and is set to bring the original drama series to U.S. audiences in spring 2024.
When Alice (Andrea Riseborough) and Jack (Domhnall Gleeson) first meet, they’re bound by a connection so powerful it seems nothing can break it. Their path forward may lead them to a place of happiness and togetherness, or life and their own emotional complexities may get in the way.
Alice & Jack comes from award-winning writer Victor Levin (Mad Men, Mad About You) and stars Riseborough (To Leslie, Birdman) alongside Gleeson (Brooklyn, The Revenant). Aisling Bea (Greatest Days, This Way Up), Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education, Living) and Sunil Patel (This Time with Alan Partridge, Stath Lets Flats) also appear in supporting roles.
Finnish film director and screenwriter Juho Kuosmanen, who co-wrote and directed Compartment 6, is the lead director, and Hong Khaou (Lilting) directs the second block of the series.
PBS Masterpiece joined co-producers Fremantle, Groundswell Productions, Me+You Productions and De Maio Entertainment. The series is a collaboration with Channel 4, which is set to air the series exclusively in the U.K.
Susanne Simpson, executive producer for PBS Masterpiece, said: “We’re thrilled to come on board with Alice & Jack. This is an exceptionally beautiful and profound series that we are proud to add to our lineup, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with the U.S. audience in spring 2024.”
Lisa Honig, senior executive VP of distribution for North America at Fremantle, said: “We’re honored to be premiering Alice & Jack at TIFF this weekend and that U.S. audiences will be able to enjoy this rich, emotional and cinematic series on Masterpiece next year. It’s the perfect home for this high-quality drama that explores the complexities of love and features moving performances from award-winning actors Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson.”
Lorenzo De Maio, of De Maio Entertainment, said: “Alice & Jack is an incredibly beautiful love story created by an exceptional team of storytellers, from Vic’s deeply touching scripts to the amazing producing team to Juho and Hong’s unique vision and the brilliant cast, led by Andrea and Domhnall. We are thrilled to have the show premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and to have its U.S. home with Masterpiece.”