Channel 4 acquired Eagle Eye’s “Patience”

The series, which recently wrapped filming, was produced by Eagle Eye for PBS Distribution and Beta Film.

20 JUN 2024

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Channel 4 has picked up the detective series “Patience”, which has just wrapped filming by Eagle Eye Drama for PBS Distribution and Beta Film, as part of Eagle Eye’s partnership with the German company, Deadline reported. The series was recorded in Belgium and England. PBS Distribution holds all North American rights and the show will launch on PBS, as well as streaming on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and branded PBS platforms, including and the PBS App.

The series follows Detective Bea Metcalf (Laura Fraser), the first person to spot the talents of Patience Evans (Ella Maisy Purvis), who works in the criminal records department of Yorkshire Police, cataloguing and filing the evidence produced during major cases. A young autistic woman, she craves routine and order, relishing the solitude and structure her job provides, but she yearns for more.

“‘Patience’ is a captivating crime drama that not only delivers gripping mysteries, but also offers a unique and authentic perspective on neurodiversity,” mentioned Ben Wadey, Drama Commissioning Executive, Channel 4. “Channel 4 is incredibly proud to champion this ground-breaking series, which celebrates the power of difference, offering viewers a fresh take on the crime genre.”

The series marks the latest collaboration between UK producer Eagle Eye and Germany-based producer-distributor Beta, following ITV’s “Professor T”, “Hotel Portofino” and “The Couple Next Door”, which recently became Channel 4’s biggest scripted streaming launch ever. The show is being co-produced by JLA Productions in association with Belgium’s Happy Duck Films and has support from the Belgian Tax Shelter.