Weeds star Elizabeth Perkins and Game Of Thrones actor Donald Sumpter have joined the cast of BBC Two drama One Child.
Written by BAFTA Award-winning Guy Hibbert the series takes place in London and Hong Kong. Starring Katie Leung, One Child crosses the world as a young Chinese-born woman, Mei (Leung), adopted by Anglo-American parents struggles with who she really is and where her loyalties lies.
Emmy nominated Perkins and Sumpter will play Mei’s adoptive American mother and British father. Mei is asked to return to her birthplace, Guangzhou, when her birth mother, Liu Ying (Mardy Ma) desperately seeks her assistance in saving her son, Ajun (Sebastion So).
How far will Mei go to help the woman who gave her away and the brother she’s never met? One Child takes a new look at what it means to be family. – BBC
The two part drama is co-produced by BBC Drama and Sundance TV. One Child will be executive produced by Hilary Salmon and produced by Grainne Marmion.