TF1 acquired thriller series “Nightsleeper” from Fremantle

The 6x60 series was produced by Fremantle’s Euston Films for BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

23 MAY 2024

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TF1 has boarded the upcoming suspense thriller “Nightsleeper”, following a deal with Fremantle. Produced by Fremantle’s Euston Films for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, the 6x60 series is written by BAFTA award-winning writer Nick Leather ("Murdered For Being Different") and stars Alexandra Roach ("The Light in the Hall") and Joe Cole ("Gangs of London").

“Nightsleeper” is a real-time thriller about the hacking of a sleeper train travelling from Glasgow to London, and a government agency’s frantic efforts to intervene in the rapidly-escalating events onboard. Can two people who’ve never met, one on the train and one not, work together to save the lives of its disparate group of passengers as the Heart of Britain overnight service hurtles towards what might quite literally be its final destination?

Al De Azpiazu, SVP of Sales & Distribution, French Speaking Europe, Italy, Spain & Portugal, International, Fremantle said: “‘Nightsleeper’ is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that is set to excite and challenge audiences, making it the perfect addition to TF1’s content offering. We’re proud to be partnering with TF1 to introduce it to French audiences.”

Sophie Leveaux, Artistic Director of Acquisitions & International Drama Development, TF1 mentioned: “We're delighted to partner with Fremantle to add this series to our line-up. This addictive thriller fits in perfectly with our content offering, both in linear mode on TF1 and on our TF1+ streaming platform.”

The series is executively produced by Euston Films’ managing director, Kate Harwood with Nick Leather, Jamie Magnus Stone and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC. The series is directed by Jamie Magnus Stone (“Doctor Who”, “Ten Pound Poms”) and John Hayes (“Dublin Murders”). Created and written by Nick Leather with Laura Grace (Episodes 4 and 5). Producing is Jonathan Curling (“The Sister”, “Baghdad Central”). Co-Producer is Daisy Costello. Fremantle handles global distribution.