Amazon has commissioned its first UK original drama series - a period drama set shortly after the Second World War in the world of Parisian high fashion.
The Collection is an eight-part series from Lookout Point, the Production Company behind popular shows such as Ripper Street and upcoming BBC period drama War and Peace.
The drama is being created, written, and executive produced by Ugly Betty showrunner Oliver Goldstick, whose work also includes the popular American TV show, Pretty Little Liars. Joining Goldstick are Emmy Award-winning director Dearbhla Walsh (The Tudors) and BAFTA-winning producer Selwyn Roberts (Parade’s End).
Chief Executive of production company Lookout Point Simon Vaughan praised the “pioneering partnership” between BBC Worldwide and Amazon Prime on The Collection. Liam Keelan, Director of Scripted for BBC Worldwide, added “This project marks another dynamic shift in the way that drama is being created and produced globally”.
“We’re delighted to be bringing such a smart, sophisticated period piece to Amazon Prime members in the UK”, said Amazon Video UK’s film and TV strategy director Chris Bird. “We’re sure our members will enjoy this window into the seemingly glamorous world of Parisian haute couture, perhaps hiding a more sinister undercurrent.”
The show is being filmed in France and Wales from January 2016, and is due to air later next year.