The Gray House to Open Monte-Carlo Television Festival


The 63rd Monte-Carlo Television Festival, taking place from June 14 to 18, is set to open with the world premiere screening of The Gray House.

The screening of the Republic Pictures limited series from Kevin Costner’s Territory Pictures, Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment and Big Dreams Entertainment will follow a red-carpet arrival and opening ceremony. The title tells the true story of the women who turned the tide of the American Civil War in favor of the Union.

“As a storyteller, I’ve always looked to history,” said Costner. “The Gray House is an important American story, yet is relatable to audiences around the world because it’s a true saga of sacrifice for freedom. It is an epic spy adventure that will thrill, educate and inspire viewers. I would have liked to direct it myself, but I’m proud to be part of this project. The considerable talent of director Roland Joffé has given us a portrait of four incredibly brave women against the sweeping backdrop of war, romance, history and tragedy.”

Freeman and McCreary stated, “At Revelations we look for stories that inspire and reveal truth. The Gray House is just that—the tale of four female spies who fought to keep America together during the Civil War. This true story of spy craft was almost lost to history—but in fact it was critical to the Union’s victory over the Confederacy.”

Laurent Puons, CEO of Monaco Mediax, commented, “The Monte-Carlo Television Festival is a unique celebration of television from all parts of the world and continues to grow year on year. We are very proud to have such a special drama to open the 63rd edition. I am looking forward to welcoming our friends from Paramount Global Content Distribution who have been great supporters of the Festival for many years, together with the eminent producers and cast members of The Gray House to join us in Monaco to share the World Première of their eagerly anticipated drama with us all.”