Amazon nabs The Kettering Incident for North America

26 August, 2016 by Staff Writer

Elizabeth Debicki in The Kettering Incident.


Amazon Prime has snapped up North American rights to The Kettering Incident, which looks set to capitalise on the rising star of Elizabeth Debicki after The Night Manager, in which she starred with Tom Hiddleston, took U.S. audiences by storm earlier in the year. 

The Tasmania-shot Kettering was created by Vicki Madden and producer Vincent Sheehan, and will premiere on Prime September 30. Amazon nabbed the rights from BBC Worldwide North America.

“Following the successful launch of The Kettering Incident in Australia, we are now bringing the mystery drama exclusively to Amazon Prime Video for U.S. audiences to enjoy,” said Matt Forde, BBC Worldwide North America's EVP, content production, sales and distribution. 

“Amazon is already home to two of our most beloved programs, Doctor Who and Orphan Black, and we believe it is the perfect place for this rarefied story as it ventures into American homes.”

Sheehan, Madden, and Andy Walker are the producers. Madden is also the showrunner and wrote the series with Andrew Knight, Cate Shortland and Louise Fox. Rowan Woods and Tony Krawitz directed with all eight episodes lensed by swiftly rising DP Ari Wegner. 

The show was commissioned by Foxtel's Penny Win and is produced by Porchlight Films in association with Sweet Potato Films. EPs are Win and Porchlight's Liz Watts and Anita Sheehan.