via press release:
A&E NETWORK TO PREMIERE CHILLING MINISERIES
“THE ENFIELD HAUNTING” ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH AT 10PM
TIMOTHY SPALL, MATTHEW MACFADYEN AND JULIET STEVENSON STAR IN THREE-PART SERIES
A TERRIFYING DRAMATIZATION OF THE BEST DOCUMENTED PARANORMAL INCIDENT IN HISTORY FROM ENTERTAINMENT ONE
NEW YORK– September 28, 2015 – A&E Network presents the supernatural thriller “The Enfield Haunting,” a dramatization of the terrifying real-life events that took place in a seemingly ordinary home in northern London during the fall of 1977. Written by Joshua St. Johnston (Walking on Sunshine, Sweeney Todd) and directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing), the miniseries premieres Friday, October 9th at 10PM ET/PT on A&E.
Adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair’s book “This House is Haunted,” “The Enfield Haunting” draws on extensive documentation, recordings and witness statements recorded at the time. To this day, the incident remains the most documented account of poltergeist activity in British history and the basis of horror films including the upcoming The Conjuring 2.
The miniseries stars 2014 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Timothy Spall (Harry Potter, The King’s Speech) as Maurice Grosse, a rookie paranormal researcher, and BAFTA nominated actress Juliet Stevenson (Emma, Truly Madly Deeply, The Village) as his grieving wife Betty. BAFTA winner Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street, Frost/Nixon, Pride and Prejudice) portrays Guy Lyon Playfair, an experienced investigator who approaches the case with skepticism. Following a personal tragedy, Maurice is drawn to the house in Enfield after disturbing reports of a desperate family terrorized by malevolent unseen forces. Working together to get to the heart of the supernatural happenings, Maurice and Guy find that they cannot save the tortured family without first coming to terms with their own demons.
A&E licensed the US broadcast rights to “The Enfield Haunting” from Entertainment One (eOne). The miniseries was produced by Eleven Films and executive produced by Adrian Sturges (“The Disappearance of Alice Creed”), Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson for Eleven. Sky’s Cameron Roach also served as executive producer.
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About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson, Eleven produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets.
Eleven’s most recent success was THE ENFIELD HAUNTING, a supernatural drama starring Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson and Matthew Macfadyen for Sky Living. The show became Sky Living’s highest rated original drama.
Eleven previously produced the critically acclaimed, multi award nominated series GLUE, an 8-part mystery drama for E4 written by double-BAFTA winner Jack Thorne and starring Yasmin Paige, Billy Howle, Callum Turner, Charlotte Spencer and Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks. Other recent titles include THE SECRET LIFE OF THE PUB, a Cutting Edge documentary for Channel 4, and ROTTERS, a comedy for Sky Arts.
In 2014 the Channel 4 Growth Fund invested in Eleven, making it the first drama production company to benefit from the £20m fund. Eleven has projects in development for all of the major UK broadcasters as well as a mini-series in development with Fox in the US about the teenage years of Jesus.