Amazon Prime has boarded ITV mystery crime drama White Dragon from Two Brothers Pictures, the maker of ITV/Sundance’s Liar, Cinemax/BBC One’s Rellik and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag. The streaming service has taken U.S. rights to the eight-part conspiracy thriller, which will star Doctor Who and Mad Dogs‘ John Simm and The Casual Vacancy and Merlin‘s Emilia Fox. The series will premiere on ITV before airing as an Amazon Prime Exclusive in the U.S.
Source and more: Deadline
About White Dragon:
Professor Jonah Mulray’s life is turned upside-down when his wife, Megan, is killed in a car-crash in Hong Kong. Although she lived and worked there half the year, Jonah’s never been. He lives a small, sheltered life, and his fear of flying has kept him in London. But now he has no choice but to cross the ocean to identify the body of the woman he loved.
The rich Amazon deal expands White Dragon‘s all-important reach and revenue, thus boosting its early Season 2 renewal odds. Stay tuned…