The A Word To Premiere On Sundance In The US

BBC drama The A Word, written by Peter Bowker (Marvellous, Blackpool) will premiere on SundanceTV in the US on Wednesday, July 13th at 10/9c. The six part series is the story of a multigenerational family as they adjust to life as their young son is diagnosed with autism.

The A Word follows 5-year-old Joe (Max Vento); Joe’s parents, Paul (Lee Ingleby) and Alison (Morven Christie), who struggle with parenting philosophies; his aunt and uncle, Nicola (Vinette Robinson) and Steve (Greg McHugh), who are working through infidelity; and his grandfather, Maurice (Christopher Eccleston), a recent widower and owner of the family brewery.

Joel Stillerman, President of Original Programming for SundanceTV, said: “The A Word is exactly the kind of intimate, unique and emotionally impactful story we want to showcase on SundanceTV.”

“It’s hopeful, honest and ultimately about the power of family, and the range of issues that families can face together, from autism to aging to adultery. We can’t wait to share it with our growing universe of SundanceTV viewers.”

The A Word is based on the Israeli drama series Yellow Peppers, created and written by Keren Margalit, who is also executive producer on the UK series.