The BBC One series based around the 2018 poisonings in the U.K, The Salisbury Poisonings is being added to AMC according to Variety. The four-part series tells the story of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia’s poisoning by Novichok, a lethal nerve agent which can kill 20,000 people with just half a teaspoon.
“The Salisbury Poisonings is a riveting story about the bravery and resilience of a small town under siege by a silent killer,” Dan McDermott president of original programming for AMC and co-president of AMC Studios, said according to Variety. “With mysterious twists and turns and an array of complex, heroic characters, it’s exactly the type of captivating, high-end scripted drama that our audience craves, and we’re thrilled to share it with them this fall.”
The series is produced by Fremantle-backed Dancing Ledge and stars Anne-Marie Duff (Shameless) as Tracy Daszkiewicz, the director of public health of Wiltshire Council; MyAnna Buring (The Witcher) as Dawn Sturgess, Johnny Harris (A Christmas Carol) as Charlie Rowley, Dawn’s boyfriend, and Rafe Spall (The Big Short) as Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey. Laurence Bowen and Chris Carey for Dancing Ledge, Lucy Richer for the BBC, and Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn executive produce The Salisbury Poisonings. Patterson and Lawn also wrote for the series.
“The events that took place in 2018 in Salisbury truly shocked the world,” Lisa Honig who brokered the deal with AMC added according to Variety. “Dancing Ledge have created a sensitive and authentic telling of this event in The Salisbury Poisonings, bringing together a brilliant cast who portray the real people affected in such a compelling way.”
The series premiered in 2020, with no word on further installment.