Produced by Buccaneer, The Doll Factory will be streaming from 27 November. With all episodes available from 1 December in the UK & Ireland.
Paramount+ has released the official trailer for the upcoming UK Original Drama, THE DOLL FACTORY. The series is produced by Buccaneer. And is adapted from The Sunday Times bestselling novel of the same name by Elizabeth Macneal. THE DOLL FACTORY will be streaming on Paramount+ UK & Ireland from 27th November with all episodes available from 1st December.
Esmé Creed-Miles (Hanna) stars as Iris, a frustrated artist, who spends her days creating mourning dolls alongside her twin sister Rose, played by Mirren Mack (The Witcher: Blood Origin, The Nest). By night, Iris secretly paints herself naked in the cellar. Displaying a fantastical creativity that she is forced to subdue during the day. Whilst living under the watchful eyes of Mrs Salter, played by Pippa Haywood (Magpie Murders). Éanna Hardwicke stars as Silas, a taxidermist hoping to achieve fame by finding a unique item. George Webster (Wedding Season, Masters of the Air) is Louis, a painter and member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, searching for his next muse.
In a city humming with anticipation for the Great Exhibition, their three worlds collide. Iris is offered an opportunity to escape and start a new life. To do so, she must abandon her sister and sacrifice her reputation. As Iris’ world expands, she finds herself challenging patriarchal beliefs, and exploring her sexuality. And starting to experience the things she has always dreamed of. But alongside her newfound independence, a story of dark obsession begins to unfold.
The series also stars Sharlene Whyte (Stephen). Newcomer Reece Kenwyne-Mpudzi, Freddy Carter (Shadow and Bone). Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Derry Girls), Laurie Kynaston (The Sandman). Jim Caesar (The Witcher), Akshay Khanna (Chloe), Aysha Kala (The Undeclared War) and Nell Hudson (Outlander).
On today’s release, the novel’s author Elizabeth Macneal commented: “It might sound like a cliché, but to have my novel turned into a TV series is a dream come true. It has been an extraordinary process to see ideas that once existed only in my head, coming to life on set and now on screen. Each scene has been perfectly rendered – from the artist Louis Frost’s lavish painting studio to the doll shop where twins Iris and Rose paint the faces of China dolls. Buccaneer has been a joy to work with, and Charley Miles’s script excited me from the very first page. I can’t wait to share this story with viewers!”
“We are so excited for viewers to enter the world of The Doll Factory. We couldn’t be more proud of what our incredible creative team – led by Charley Miles, Sacha Polak & Cathy Brady – have created, and of our phenomenally talented cast. Thank you, once more, to Elizabeth Macneal for giving us the gift of her debut novel, to Paramount+ for being such supportive collaborators throughout, and finally to our partners at Cineflix, SBS and TVNZ for recognising the potential of the show so early on” said Buccaneer Executive Producer Anna Burns.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Tony Wood, Anna Burns and Richard Tulk-Hart are Executive Producers for Buccaneer. Charley Miles is the series screenwriter and is also the Executive Producer. Sacha Polak (Hanna, Dirty God) is the Director, Cathy Brady (Wildfire, Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope) is the second Director, whilst Suzanne McAuley (Magpie Murders, Maigret) is the Series Producer and Julie Harkin (I May Destroy You, Becoming Elizabeth) is Casting Director.
Cineflix Rights will be distributing the series internationally and public broadcasters SBS in Australia, and New Zealand’s TVNZ have also boarded the historic thriller.
PARAMOUNT+ UK ORIGINALS
THE DOLL FACTORY joins the growing list of Paramount+ UK originals, which includes A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, THE EX-WIFE, THE FLATSHARE, SEXY BEAST, THE KILLING KIND, INSOMNIA, NO ESCAPE, THE CASTAWAYS, THE SERIAL KILLER’S WIFE and THE BURNING GIRLS.
The Doll Factory will open for business when it premieres on Paramount+ on December 1st in the UK and Ireland.
Source: Paramount Plus
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