Rosamund Pike as Louise and Chris O’Dowd as Tom
FRIDAY, MAY 17TH
THE FINALE OF SUNDANCETV’S SHORT FORM SERIES “STATE OF THE UNION” STARRING ROSAMUND PIKE AND CHRIS O’DOWD AIRS ON SUNDANCE TV
AT 10:00 PM ET/PT
SATURDAY, MAY 18TH
A NEW DANGER REVEALS OLD WOUNDS ON
AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF AMC’S “THE SON” AT 9:00PM ET/PT
SUNDAY, MAY 19TH
VILLANELLE FINDS A DEEP EVIL WHILE UNDERCOVER ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF THE ASSASSIN SPY THRILLER “KILLING EVE”
AT 8:00PM ET/PT ON BBC AMERICA AND AMC
DIANA LEARNS THE TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER CHILDHOOD
ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES”
AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON BBC AMERICA AND AMC
THURSDAY, MAY 23RD
SUNDANCE TV’S NEW LIMITED SERIES
“THE NAME OF THE ROSE”
BASED ON UMBERTO ECO’S HIGHLY ACCLAIMED NOVEL
PREMIERES WITH TWO BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES BEGINNING AT
This week on AMC Networks, all new episodes of “Killing Eve,” “A Discovery of Witches,” “The Son,” “State of the Union” and series premiere of “The Name of the Rose.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The finale of “State of the Union,” the premium scripted drama short form series, airs Friday, May 17 on SundanceTV as part of its “10@10” slate.
Written by Nick Hornby (Brooklyn, An Education) and directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, A Very English Scandal), State of the Union explores the world of Louise (Rosamund Pike) and Tom (Chris O’Dowd) as they attempt to repair their crumbling marriage through weekly marital therapy sessions. Before each appointment, the couple meets at a pub where they delve into how they came together and, how eventually, their marriage fell into disrepair. Throughout each episode, audiences are provided with an honest and humorous take on contemporary relationships.
Pierce Brosnan as Eli McCullough
The final season of AMC’s “The Son,” continues on Saturday, May 18th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the all-new episode, “Scalped a Dog,” a new danger reveals old wounds in Young Eli's tribe in 1852. In 1916, Eli and Phineas try to fight off Standard Oil as Maria Garcia returns.
Based on Philipp Meyer’s New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize finalist novel of the same name, season two of The Son concludes the journey of the iconic “First Son of Texas.” Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan) will stop at nothing to secure his legacy against the backdrop of the nascent oil industry of 1917. His tools are deceit, fraud and murder -- weapons he wields with the effortless skill of the Comanche warrior he once was. But the biggest challenge he faces will be quelling a civil war under his own roof, triggered by his idealistic son Pete (Henry Garrett). Eli knows the ultimate prize of American dynasty is nearly in his grasp, and time is running out. Meanwhile, in 1851, young Eli (Jacob Lofland) is now married and a respected warrior among the Comanches, but tragedy forces him into a leadership position as the vast Comanche empire crumbles around him. Broadening the scope, a 1988 timeline is introduced, bringing the McCullough saga into the more immediate past. Here, at age 85, Eli’s granddaughter Jeanne Anne McCullough (Lois Smith) is confronted with a long-buried family secret.
Jodie Comer as Villanelle
Season 2 of BBC America’s hit “Killing Eve,” continues on Sunday, May 19th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the all-new episode, “Wide Awake” Villanelle dives deep into the dangerous world of her target under the guise of her newfound persona, Billie, while Eve may have worrying competition for Villanelle’s affections.
“Killing Eve” is the story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act: Eve, an MI6 operative, and Villanelle, the beautiful, psychopathic assassin that she has been tasked to find.
Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop
“A Discovery of Witches” continues with an all-new episode on Sunday, May 19th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. In this week’s episode, Diana learns the tragic circumstances surrounding why she was spellbound as a child, while her devastation at having lived her life as only half herself is interrupted by the Madison house releasing one of the missing pages from Ashmole 782.
Brilliant historian Diana Bishop is a witch denying her own heritage. When she unexpectedly calls up an ancient, bewitched manuscript from Oxford’s Bodleian library, one that was thought by the creatures to be lost and could answer the mysteries of their existence, she finds herself thrown into the heart of a dangerous mystery – and into the path of the enigmatic geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont. Matthew is driven to solve the looming threat of the creatures’ decline and extinction, but their unlikely alliance to find the book before it falls into the wrong hands – and their deepening relationship – threatens to violate age-old taboos and shake the fragile peace that exists between the species.
Damian Hardung as Adso and John Turturro as William of Baskerville
“The Name of the Rose” premieres on Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Set in Italy in 1327, the series follows the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (John Turturro) and his novice Adso von Melk (Damian Hardung) as they arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps. There they become witnesses to a series of mysterious murders. While Baskerville and Melk investigate and search for the killer, they are hunted themselves by the merciless inquisitor Bernard Gui (Rupert Everett), who prosecutes those who criticize the pope.
In the series premiere episode, Adso, a young soldier and son of a German general befriends William of Baskerville, a learned and intelligent English Franciscan friar. The two journey to a remote monastery where an important conference will be held between the Pope’s delegation and that of the Emperor. They arrive just as the body of one of the monks is found -- initially dismissed as a suicide, suspicions arise when a second body is discovered shortly after.
In the second episode, airing at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, the abbot receives a message from the Pope informing him that the delegation led by Bernard Gui is on its way. Increasingly worried, he presses for William to find the murderer before their arrival. William works with Severinus, the abbey’s herbalist and scientist, to analyze the monk’s body, concluding he was poisoned before thrown in the vat. They soon realize that a highly lethal poison from the herbalist’s collection has been taken.
When their trail leads them to the infamous library, William and Adso devise a plan to enter the labyrinth but quickly realize not everything is as it seems once inside.
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About BBC AMERICA
BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the critically acclaimed series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG Award-winner Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and from Phoebe Waller-Bridge; top-rated phenomenon Doctor Who starring Jodie Whittaker; Emmy® and IDA-winning Planet Earth II and the producers’ next epic story of our planet, Dynasties; Emmy®-winning Blue Planet II; acclaimed drama Luther starring Golden Globe®-winner Idris Elba; ground-breaking unscripted series Top Gear; buzzy and hilarious The Graham Norton Show; and the world’s biggest darts championships. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Orphan Black and Broadchurch, among many others, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, TCA Awards, Gotham Award and Golden Globes®. Created in 1998, the irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Get caught up, BBCA offers full episodes On Demand across all major digital platforms, BBC AMERICA app and bbcamerica.com.
About Sundance TV
Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundancetv.com, on demand and mobile.