‘Call my agent!’ UK remake hits Sundance now – deadline
The British remake of the buzzy French comedy Call my agent! will air on Sundance Now after streaming service AMC Networks acquires the US rights.
It comes after Amazon reclaimed the UK rights to the series, which originated from W1A John Morton, Bron Studios and Headline Pictures.
Joining the cast as a series regular is Fresh off the boat Chelsey Crisp. Crisp, who plays Honey in the ABC comedy, joins Jack Davenport, Lydia Leonard, Maggie Steed, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Hiftu Quasem, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Rebecca Humphries, Harry Trevaldwyn, Tim McInnerny, Natasha Little, Edward Bluemel, Eleonore Arnaud and Jim Broadbent in the series.
Dominic West, Phoebe Dynevor, Jessica Oyelowo and David Oyelowo will also appear in cameo roles alongside Kelly Macdonald, Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Williams.
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It will premiere on Sundance Now in the US in 2022, shortly after its UK premiere.
The adaptation will retain the essence of the French series, which has seen worldwide success on Netflix, where employees of a Parisian arts agency must scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business afloat after the sudden death of their founder.
Bron Studios produces, co-finances and distributes with producer Headline Pictures of The Man In The High Castle. Executive producers are David Davoli, Samantha Thomas, Steven Thibault and Aaron L. Gilbert for Bron Studios, Christian Baute, Frank Calderon and Laurence Lenica for Headline Pictures, and David Tanner of Turbine Studios. Sarah Curtis is a producer and Ben Rimmer is a co-producer, with Emma Fleischer of Bron as supervising producer. Call my agent! original producers, Aurélien Larger and Harold Valentin of Mother Productions, as well as Dominique Besnehard and Michel Feller of Mon Voisin Productions, are also executive producers.
“Call my agent! remains one of the most popular and talked about series in the world, so Sundance Now is delighted to bring to our American subscribers this much anticipated British reimagining, ”said Shannon Cooper, Vice President of Programming for Sundance Now, AMC Networks. “With its stellar cast and surprising cameos combined with John Morton’s unique British take on the series, our subscribers will be captivated by this new series.”
“This sale to Sundance Now in the US builds on Bron’s already strong relationship with AMC Networks and continues Bron television’s global mandate to identify, fund and produce European / UK intellectual property that can be exploited. in the United States and beyond, ”said David Davoli, President of Bron Studios Television. “We look forward to John Morton’s adaptation of this beloved series to become part of the high-quality body of work with which Sundance is associated and entertain audiences for years to come.”