HBO Max buys UK crime drama scripted by Kris Mrksa and Giula Sandler
White House Farm.
White House Farm, a British true crime drama created by Kris Mrksa and co-written with Giula Sandler, has been acquired by HBO Max for North America.
The WarnerMedia-owned streaming service will air the six-part series, which centres on the notorious murder of three generations of one family at an isolated English farmhouse in 1985, next year.
BBC Studios acquired the Australian rights to the drama directed by Paul Whittigton and produced by Lee Thomas for New Pictures (Catherine the Great).
Freddie Fox plays Jeremy Bamber, who was jailed for life for killing his parents June and Nevill Bamber, their adopted daughter Sheila and grandchildren Daniel and Nicholas.
Alfie Allen plays Bamber’s friend Brett Collins with Mark Addy as Stan Jones, the detective who is convinced Bamber, who first called police to the farm, is guilty. Mrksa wrote four episodes and Sandler penned two.
Bamber, one of the few prisoners in the UK subject to a whole-life order, still maintains his innocence.
“It is a fascinating true story which raises all sorts of questions about the slippery nature of truth,” Kris told IF. “There is also an astonishing set of circumstances and facts surrounding it; some of it is stranger than anything you could make up.”
All3Media International sold the series to Canal Plus in France, DirecTV for Latin America, Sky New Zealand and public broadcasters in Belgium, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands.