Sundance Channel Announces Second Original Drama


Sundance Channel has announced a second original drama, Appropriate Adult, which will air in the fall as a two-part miniseries.

The announcement comes after the network garnered two Emmy nominations for its first scripted drama, miniseries Carlos. The new project follows the story of British serial killer Fred West and his relationship with Janet Leach, who serves as the "appropriate adult" that sits in on U.K. police interviews with children or vulnerable adults for support.

"With emotional depth, superb acting and a powerful script, Appropriate Adult recounts a story that shook a nation and continues to resonate today," said Sundance Channel general manager Sarah Barnett in a statement. "We look forward to bringing our audience a second brand-defining scripted project, distinguished by culturally relevant subject matter and authentic and compelling storytelling."

The miniseries is a co-production of Sundance Channel and ITV Studios and written by Neil McKay.