Top Of The Lake: China Girl to be released as a full series on BBC iPlayer
I’m thrilled we are able to give the viewers the opportunity to get engrossed into all six episodes at once on BBC iPlayer, or watch week by week on BBC Two
The return of Jane Campion’s acclaimed series Top Of The Lake will be released as a full series on BBC iPlayer.
All six episodes of Top Of The Lake: China Girl will be available to download or stream on BBC iPlayer from Thursday 27 July immediately after it premieres on BBC Two.
The next instalment – which recently made history as the first television show to premiere at Cannes Film Festival – sees Elisabeth Moss reprise her Golden Globe winning role as Detective Robin Griffin. She will be joined by Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, says: “It is imperative that we continue to explore and offer a range of ways to watch our dramas and I believe BBC Two and Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake: China Girl is the perfect offering as the next full series to premiere on BBC iPlayer.
“It’s a captivating watch, a six-part movie which takes you into a murky world as Robin follows unexpected leads to solve a darkly disturbing case. I’m thrilled we are able to give the viewers the opportunity to get engrossed into all six episodes at once on BBC iPlayer, or watch week by week on BBC Two.”
Jamie Laurenson, Executive Producer for See-Saw Films, says: “It’s great that the BBC are offering viewers the chance to watch Top Of The Lake – China Girl in one go. We think the series has all the compulsive qualities that will make watching more than one episode at a time irresistible.”
Also joining the cast are David Dencik (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures, Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell) and Ewen Leslie (The Daughter).
Top Of The Lake: China Girl is a crime mystery story that finds Detective Robin Griffin recently returned to Sydney and trying to rebuild her life. When the body of an Asian girl washes up on Bondi Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Robin discovers ‘China Girl’ didn’t die alone.
Robin looks to the investigation to restore herself, but her problems are personal. Haunted by a daughter given up at birth, Robin desperately wants to find her, yet dreads revealing the truth of her conception. But her search to discover ‘China Girl’s’ identity will take her into the city’s darkest recesses and closer than she could have imagined to the secrets of her own heart.
The first episode Top Of The Lake: China Girl will broadcast on BBC Two from Thursday 27 July, 9pm and the full series will be available on BBC iPlayer from 10pm.
Top Of The Lake: China Girl is made for BBC Two by See-Saw Productions, in association with BBC First and Foxtel in Australia, BBC UKTV in New Zealand, SundanceTV and Hulu in the United States, ARTE in France and BBC Worldwide.
Will the UK binge-release help build the viewership/buzz needed for a third season, or will Top of The Lake sink to the bottom of the cancellation abyss? Stay tuned…