Adam Brody is joining Sky One’s exhilarating street race drama Curfew, playing the role of a mysterious megalomaniac millionaire, Max Larssen.
Sky original production, which follows the story of ordinary people and
extraordinary characters competing in the world’s fastest, most furious
illegal night-time street race, will see Brody (The O.C.) join
previously announced cast members Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Adrian Lester (Riviera), Phoebe Fox (Blue Iguana), Malachi Kirby (Roots), Billy Zane (Titanic) and Miranda Richardson (Churchill).
Brody said: “The
Curfew scripts came my way and I couldn’t stop reading; I loved the
outsized personality it had. It’s bleak, hopeful, violent, funny and
tender all at the same time. It’s a joy to work with such a talented
group of performers and downright lovely human beings. Max Larssen is
unlike any character I’ve played and it was a thrill to try to access
such an intelligent and remote individual.”
Also confirmed to star are Harriet Walter (The Crown), Michael Biehn (Aliens), Robert Glenister (Hustle), Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Peaky Blinders), Rose Williams (Reign), Elijah Rowen (Vikings) and Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen).
eight-part series from Tiger Aspect Productions in association with
Moonage Pictures will be available exclusively in the UK on Sky One and
TV streaming service NOW TV in 2019. Curfew will premiere exclusively
in the US on Spectrum Originals in 2019.
Curfew is written and executive produced by Matthew Read (Pusher). The series is executive produced for Tiger Aspect Productions by Will Gould and Frith Tiplady in association with their new independent production company Moonage Pictures. It is directed by Colm McCarthy (The Girl with All the Gifts, Peaky Blinders) and is produced by Simon Maloney (Peaky Blinders).
Curfew was commissioned for Sky by head of drama Anne Mensah and director of programming for Sky Entertainment UK & Ireland Zai Bennett. Sky Vision will handle distribution rights.
NOTES TO THE EDITOR:
is Europe's leading entertainment company, serving 23 million customers
across seven countries - UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain
and Switzerland. The company had annual reported revenues of £12.9
billion in 2016/17, and is Europe’s leading investor in television
content with an annual programming spend of around £7 billion.
exclusive partnerships with HBO, Showtime and Warner Bros. to Sky
Original Productions, Sky offers the best and broadest range of content
along with the best viewing experience to suit each and every customer.
Whether that’s through the multi-award winning next generation box, Sky
Q, or Sky’s contract-free online streaming service, NOW TV, customers
have access to the latest movies, drama, sports and kids entertainment
wherever and whenever they like. This is all supported by Sky’s best in
class customer service.
Sky’s success is not just based on what
the company does but how it does it. Three new major commitments have
been launched for Sky’s corporate campaign Sky Ocean Rescue; the
reduction of our own single-use plastics by 2020; an investment fund of
£25 million over five years in technology solutions; and support of
marine protected areas across our markets.
Sky has over 31,000
employees and is listed as one of The Times Top 50 employers for women,
as well as being recognised in the Stonewall list of Top 50
LGBT-inclusive employers. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange
About NOW TV
TV is a pick and mix TV streaming service that lets you choose from a
range of passes contract free. Available anytime, anywhere, you can
watch through a NOW TV Box, on the web or on over 60 devices with the
NOW TV app.
Whether you’re into big dramas, blockbuster movies,
live sports or even just some extra TV for the kids, NOW TV offers four
passes which include the latest and best TV and movies: Entertainment,
Sky Cinema, Kids and Sky Sports. This includes Sky Atlantic, over 300
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company and the second largest cable operator in the United States.
Charter provides a full range of advanced residential broadband
services, including Spectrum TV® programming, Spectrum Internet®, and
Spectrum Voice®. Under the Spectrum Business® brand, Charter provides
scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small
and medium-sized business organizations, including Internet access,
business telephone, and TV services. Through the Spectrum Enterprise
brand, Charter is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based
technology solutions serving many of America's largest businesses and
communications service providers. Charter's advertising sales and
production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach® brand. Charter's
news and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand.
More information about Charter can be found at newsroom.charter.com.
last year, Charter announced partnerships with several content
companies to produce original series that would be viewed first by
Spectrum customers. Katherine Pope was brought on board to spearhead
these initiatives, and to secure rights to create and distribute
high-quality, original entertainment that will further differentiate
Charter's market-leading video products in ways that create value and
drive subscribership. Charter already produces award-winning programming
via its Regional Sports Networks and its exclusive Spectrum News
About SKY VISION
Vision is the production and distribution arm of Sky. The distribution
arm represents around 6,000 hours of quality primetime programming from
Sky Original Productions and independent third party production, across
all key primetime genres (drama, entertainment, factual entertainment
and factual). The business also has equity investments in ten production
businesses in the UK and US; Love Productions, Blast! Films, Sugar
Films, True North, Chrysalis Vision, Avanti Media and Sky Vision
Productions in the UK; and in the US, Jupiter Entertainment, Talos Films
and Znak & Co.
In addition to its equity investments, Sky
Vision works extensively with independent producers in the UK and North
America and has development deals with a number of production companies
including Double Nickel, MyEntertainment and Peacock Alley in North
America; and Bohemia Films, Chalkboard TV, LittleRock Pictures, Merman
Films, Spark Media Partners, ACME and STV Productions in the UK.
About TIGER ASPECT PRODUCTIONS
Aspect Productions is internationally recognized as one of the UK’s
most successful and prolific independent television producers. Producing
high profile, multi-genre content for both UK and international
audiences, key productions include Peaky Blinders (BBC TWO), The Good
Karma Hospital (ITV 1), Ripper Street (Amazon), Bounty Hunters (Sky
One), Benidorm (ITV 1) and Mr Bean (CITV).
About MOONAGE PICTURES
in 2017 by Will Gould, former co-MD of Tiger Aspect Productions, Frith
Tiplady, former co-MD of Tiger Aspect Drama and ex-BBC Drama
commissioner, producer and writer Matthew Read. Moonage Pictures (whose
name is inspired by the Bowie classic Moonage Daydream), is focused on
creating, original, unconventional, inventive programming. The company
was officially launching in March 2018.