PBS’s Masterpiece Boards Ruth Wilson Drama


Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther) is starring in a brand-new drama series about her own family history: Mrs Wilson (working title), a BBC/Masterpiece co-production.

Wilson will star in the three-part drama inspired by the memoir of her grandmother about her family’s history, written by Anna Symon (Indian Summers). Executive producers are Wilson, Ruth Kenley-Letts (The Casual Vacancy, the Strike series), Neil Blair (the Strike series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Lucy Richer for the BBC and Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece.

Global sales for the drama will be managed by all3media international.

Wilson commented: “I am so excited to bring to the small screen the extraordinary lives of my grandparents. Theirs is a profoundly moving story and Masterpiece on PBS is the perfect home for it.”

Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton said, “Ruth Wilson has brought to life an iconic heroine in Jane Eyre, a serial killer in Luther and a grieving mother in The Affair. One can only imagine the power she’ll bring to the complex character of her own grandmother.”