3 October 2023
Newen Connect Invertigates Global Sales for Paramount+’s THE SERIAL KILLER’S WIFE

Newen Connect has acquired the international distribution rights to Clapperboard Studio’s and BlackBox Multimedia’s upcoming thriller The Serial Killer’s Wife ahead of this month’s MIPCOM. It will feature as one of several new scripted titles that the European distributor will be bringing to the annual TV sales market as part of the business’ drive to expand its English-language catalogue.

Josephine Fontaine, VP, Content Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Newen Connect said: “The Serial Killer’s Wife was already an engaging story of truth and deception, yet the teams at Clapperboard Studios and BlackBox Multimedia have elevated it into a gripping tale with a wonderful cast that has become must-watch television. That it has found a home in Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland is testament to the quality of the series and I have no doubt that the buyers at MIPCOM will be equally ready to find a place for it on their networks and services.”

Due to air in the UK and Ireland on Paramount+, the 4 x 60’ series stars Annabel Scholey (The Split, The Sixth Commandment), Jack Farthing (Rain Dogs, Spencer, The Lost Daughter) and Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named bob, Ordeal By Innocence).

Set in a family home nestled in an idyllic English town, Beth Fairchild (Scholey has prepared a surprise birthday party for her husband Tom (Farthing). With most of the village present as Tom is the beloved local doctor, Beth’s world is turned upside down when the party is interrupted by the police and Tom is arrested for the murder of his former assistant.

Beth believes her husband has been wrongly accused but she soon makes some shocking discoveries that cast doubt on his innocence. As she confides her worries to Adam (Treadaway), Tom’s best friend from childhood, further developments see Beth begin to realise not everything in her supposedly idyllic life is as it seems.

Based on the book by Alice Hunter, The Serial Killer’s Wife has been adapted for television by Suzanne Cowie (The Dumping Ground, Casualty) and Ben Morris (Bancroft), and is directed by Laura Way (Maxine). The series has been produced by Jonathan Phillips (Father Brown) with Andy Morgan and Mike Benson (Clapperboard) and Chiara Cardoso and Giuliano Papadia (BlackBox Multimedia) as executive producers.