TF1 boards Euston Films’ ‘Nightsleeper’ for French debut

Nightsleeper (Source: Euston Films/BBC)

French broadcaster TF1 has acquired upcoming suspense thriller Nightsleeper, following a deal with distributor Fremantle.

The 6 x 60-minute series, produced by Fremantle-backed Euston Films for the BBC in the UK, is created and written by Nick Leather, alongside Laura Grace, and stars Alexandra Roach and Joe Cole.

The drama follows the hacking of a sleeper train travelling from Glasgow to London, and a government agency’s frantic efforts to intervene in the rapidly-escalating events onboard.

The series is executive produced by Euston Films’ managing director, Kate Harwood with Nick Leather, Jamie Magnus Stone and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC.

It is directed by Jamie Magnus Stone and John Hayes, while Jonathan Curling is producing. Daisy Costello is co-producing. Fremantle handles global distribution.

Sophie Leveaux, artistic director of acquisitions & international drama development for TF1, said “We’re delighted to partner with Fremantle to add this series to our line-up. This addictive thriller fits in perfectly with our content offering, both in linear mode on TF1 and on our TF1+ streaming platform.”

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