French filmmaker Eva Husson's (Cannes 2021 title Girls Of The Sun) is set to direct her five-part series Playdate for Disney+ UK
Nicola Shindler’s Quay Street Productions is teaming with Tanya Seghatchian and John Woodward’s UK outfit Brightstar to produce the series based on Alex Dahl’s novel of the same name.
Playdate tells the story of a mother-of-two whose world is turned upside down when she agrees to let her nine-year-old daughter have a sleepover at her new best friend’s house. When she goes to pick her up the next day, she discovers the beautiful house where her daughter was supposed to be staying is a holiday rental and her daughter has disappeared. A manhunt across Europe follows.
Catherine Moulton has penned the script. Husson will also produce with James Dean.
”Playdate is a very rare beast – a thriller that combines beautifully crafted edge-of-the-seat suspense with unexpected plot twists and truly powerful drama focused on these strong women who are intent on hiding their darkest secrets from the world,” says Seghatchian and Woodward in a statement,
It is the latest original to come from the Disney+ UK team, which last week commissioned Suspect: The Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes from writer Jeff Pope and Etta Pictures.