Rainmaker Content Secures Staged Starring David Tennant And Michael Sheen For Global Distribution
London, 10th June – Rainmaker Content, the newly launched international distributor specialising in drama, factual and special event programming, has secured global rights (excluding the UK) to Staged, the highly-anticipated lockdown comedy series written and directed by Simon Evans starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen.
Launching on BBC One today, the Infinity Hill and GCB Films Production, Staged (6 x 22’) features the cast of a play – the cream of the crop of acting talent – who are furloughed when their upcoming production is suddenly brought to a halt. The series follows the cast as they try their best to keep the rehearsals on track in lockdown.
Absurd and humorous in equal measure, Staged takes on the challenges of creating a drama in lockdown, on stage and off, and stars David Tennant (Good Omens, Broadchurch, Doctor Who) and Michael Sheen (Good Omens, Masters of Sex, Frost/Nixon, Prodigal Son), with a line-up that includes Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton as well as a selection of eminent guest stars.
Graham Begg, who together with Greg Phillips founded the new distribution company, comments, “We are thrilled that we can launch Rainmaker with such an exceptional series that really speaks of our time. With stellar acting talent, alongside awardwinning writing and production teams, this lockdown drama is funny, poignant and so relevant to now – wherever you are in the world. It is a clear indication of the calibre of programming that we intend to represent on the global stage as we build our business.”
“I can think of no better pairs of hands to put our beloved show into than those of Greg Phillips and Graham Begg”, commented Staged producer Victor Glynn.
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