Sundance Now takes exclusive rights to Studiocanal’s ‘Sanctuary’


AMC Network’s streaming service Sundance Now has acquired exclusive US and Canadian rights to broadcast eight-part psychological thriller Sanctuary after striking a deal with distributor Studiocanal.

Sanctuary, produced by Italy’s Fabula Pictures and Sweden’s Yellow Bird, is based on the novel The Devil’s Sanctuary by Marie Hermanson and stars Josefin Asplund (Vikings) and Matthew Modine (Stranger Things).

The series is directed by Oskar Thor Axelsson and Enrico Maria Artale, and follows the story of estranged Swedish identical twins Siri and Helena (both played by Asplund). When Helena visits her institutionalised sister at an exclusive sanitorium in the Alps, she is hoping for a few days of peaceful recuperation following the loss of her partner, but soon finds herself the victim of a case of mistaken identity – and a sinister doctor (Modine).

Sanctuary will premiere on Sundance Now from 23 April.

Shannon Cooper, VP of programming at Sundance Now, said: “With its gripping script, impressive international ensemble and the picturesque backdrop of the Italian Alps, Sanctuary is a perfect addition to Sundance Now’s slate of addictive dramas.”

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