•• “One Child”, new SundanceTV Mini-Series premieres on Friday Nov 28. Trailer of SundanceTV’s two-night special event One Child, starring Harry Potter’s Katie Leung, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Elizabeth Perkins and Donald Sumpter. Mei (Katie Leung), a young woman who was adopted from China as a baby, is dramatically pulled back into the land of her birth.
•• The original miniseries follows the story of Mei, a young woman born in China and raised by British parents who is called back to Guangzhou by her desperate birth mother after Mei’s brother is wrongly accused of murder. One Child stars Katie Leung as the woman who struggles in the face of crisis to determine her family loyalties, true identity and the meaning of family. Elizabeth Perkins, Donald Sumpter play her UK parents. SundanceTV will air the four-hour mini, which it acquired in the spring, on November 28 & 29. One Child is a BBC Drama production for BBC Two, co-produced with SundanceTV and distributed by BBC Worldwide North America. Hilary Salmon is the executive producer.
•• SundanceTV announced today that Elizabeth Perkins and Donald Sumpter have joined the cast of One Child, a co-produced, new original scripted mini-series. The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert (Complicit, Five Minutes of Heaven) and starring Katie Leung (Harry Potter) is currently in production in London and Hong Kong and will air in late 2014. One Child crosses the world as a Chinese-born young woman adopted by British parents must struggle with who she really is in order to decide where her loyalty lies.
Emmy nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins, known for her role on acclaimed series Weeds and Donald Sumpter (Game of Thrones, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will play Katherine and Jim Arthurton, adoptive parents of Mei (Leung). Mei a first-born Chinese girl adopted by English parents who gets called back to Guangzhou when her birth mother desperately seeks her assistance in saving her son. But how far will Mei go to help the woman who gave her away and the brother she’s never met? ONE CHILD takes a new look at what it means to be family.
One Child will be executive produced by Hilary Salmon for BBC Productions. The project is a BBC Drama production for BBC Two and is co-produced with SundanceTV and is distributed by BBC Worldwide North America.