Australian drama series “Bad Mothers” is heading to streaming service Sundance Now according to Deadline, after they acquired the US rights for the eight-part series from Red Arrows Studios International. It will begin streaming on May 7.
The series premiered in Australia early last year on the Nine Network and stars Melissa George, Tess Haubrich, Jessica Tovey, Kate Lister, Daniel MacPherson, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Don Hany and Steve Bastoni.
In Deadline’s report, Sundance Now VP of Programming Shannon Cooper said:
“Sundance Now subscribers are looking for their next streaming obsession, and with its entertaining mix of comedy, drama, and plenty of surprises, Bad Mothers is a perfect addition to our slate. We’re excited to partner with Red Arrow Studios International, Jungle Entertainment and Filthy Productions to bring this high-quality drama to US audiences.”
The show — which is created by “Nothing Trivial” creators Gavin Strawhan and Rachel Lang — has previously shown in other countries around the world, including the UK where the series became available via the on-demand service My5 in September last year.
A synopsis for the series is included in Red Arrow Studios’ page for the series:
“Sarah’s seemingly perfect life as a local GP, loving wife and doting mother comes crashing down the moment she discovers her husband Anton is having an affair with her best friend Charlotte.
Suddenly, Charlotte turns up dead, and Anton is arrested for her murder. As Sarah’s life spirals out of control, she finds unlikely support from a ragtag group of mums called ‘The Bad Mothers Club’. Sarah finds herself drawn into the chaotic worlds of her new friends; Danielle, the outgoing mum who needs more in her life; Bindy, the wild child party mum; and Maddie, the fierce mum battling with a difficult child and an acrimonious custody battle.
There’s just one thing stopping Sarah from leaving the mess of her old life behind her; Anton swears he’s innocent. Now Sarah will have to add ‘detective’ to her already lengthy list of jobs if she is to clear her husband’s name.”
Other series available currently on Sundance Now include “Liar” starring Emmy Award nominee Joanne Froggatt, and their original series “The Restaurant” now in its third season. The service recently celebrated strong women during the month of March, highlighting extraordinary women’s works such as “The Drummer Girl,” “We Need to Talk About Kevin” and “Monster.”