Sundance Now Snaps Up U.S. Rights For The Secrets She Keeps


The AMC Networks streaming service Sundance Now has acquired the U.S. rights to the Australian drama series The Secrets She Keeps.

Based on the novel by Michael Robotham, the six-part series follows two pregnant women—the same age, due at the same time and both guarding secrets—who have a chance encounter in a supermarket in an affluent Sydney suburb. Though leading very different lives, their worlds collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone. The drama is slated to bow on Sundance Now in summer 2020.

The Secrets She Keeps is written by Sarah Walker (All Saints, Home and Away, A Place to Call Home) and Jonathan Gavin (Offspring, A Beautiful Lie). Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey, Marcella, The Spanish Princess), Jessica de Gouw (The Crown, Arrow, Vienna Blood) and Michael Dorman (Patriot, For All Mankind, The Invisible Man) star. Commissioned by Network Ten with production funding from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW, the series is distributed by DCD Rights.

Shannon Cooper, VP of programming at Sundance Now, said: “With its suspenseful, dark and twisty script and a stellar cast led by Laura Carmichael and Jessica de Gouw, The Secrets She Keeps is sure to be another can’t-miss drama for our subscribers.”

Lingo Pictures’ Helen Bowden said: “Sundance Now has some of the best curated content in the U.S., so we are thrilled that North American audiences will soon be able to watch the series on such a respected platform. This is a universal story so I’m delighted that it will screen in the U.S. as well as in the U.K., France, Australia and other major territories. It’s a show we’re very proud of.”