BBC Two has commissioned MotherFatherSon, an eight-part drama series from best-selling author and screenwriter Tom Rob Smith.
“I’m delighted to be working with the BBC and executive producer Hilary Salmon from BBC Studios. Hilary’s reputation for producing enthralling thrillers speaks for itself. In addition, it’s very exciting to be joined by producer Alan Poul, many of whose shows have been inspirations to me. After House of Cards crossed the Atlantic, it feels like the perfect time for a provocative new political thriller set in the UK, a notion certainly supported by recent events.” – writer Tom Rob Smith
A political and psychological thriller, MotherFatherSon sits at the intersections of police, politics and the press, as much a family saga as it is a savage, unflinching study of power and how even the mightiest of empires can be in peril when a family turns on each other. Tom previously wrote the five-part series titled London Spy for BBC Two in 20154. It was described as a “gripping, contemporary and emotional thriller” which saw an innocent young romantic drawn into a dangerous world of espionage.
The eight part drama series is set in London and produced by BBC Studios for BBC Two. It will shoot next year primarily in London and transmit on BBC Two in 2018.
“I was a huge fan of London Spy and am absolutely delighted that Tom Rob Smith is writing his next major drama for BBC Two. BBC Two is a channel where the best creative voices can produce their most original work and MotherFatherSon promises to be an exceptional series from an exceptional writer.” – Patrick Holland, BBC Two Channel Editor