White Lies to Land in North America


Sundance Now has acquired the North American rights to White Lies, a South African drama series from Fremantle, Quizzical Pictures and M-Net.

White Lies will reach U.S. and Canadian audiences exclusively on Sundance Now and AMC+. The 8×60-minute murder mystery stars Natalie Dormer (Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Picnic at Hanging Rock), who is also executive producing, and Brendon Daniels (Four Corners, Skemerdans, Trackers).

Shirley Bowers, senior VP of U.S. distribution for Fremantle, said: “It’s fantastic to be bringing White Lies to the U.S. with our formidable partners at Sundance Now. It’s the ultimate modern-day murder mystery, so cleverly written and features a hugely talented cast led by the brilliant Natalie Dormer. It’s packed with twists and turns that will no doubt leave Sundance’s viewers totally hooked.”

Shannon Cooper, VP of programming for Sundance Now, commented: “White Lies is a brilliantly written, edge-of-your-seat murder mystery brought to life by remarkable performances from both Natalie and Brendon, set against an incredible South African backdrop. Sundance Now subscribers are in for an absolute treat and we’re thankful to our partners at Fremantle, M-Net and Quizzical Pictures.”

Waldimar Pelser, channel director for premium channels at M-Net’s parent group MultiChoice, said: “White Lies is the perfect example of how a story steeped in deeply South African challenges has a place on international screens. The series encapsulates the struggles that South Africans face every day and we’re delighted to see it has found an international audience—that’s the magic of powerful storytelling.”