Falling Water to premiere on Amazon on 15th January
James R | On 08, Dec 2016
Recently, we reported that Amazon was negotiated with USA Network to nab the exclusive UK rights to Falling Water. The good news? It was successful.
All episodes of the drama will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in the UK on 15th January. It joins USA Network’s Mr. Robot, which Amazon also holds the exclusive streaming rights to.
A provocative character-driven drama set against a visually stunning backdrop, Falling Water tells the story of three seemingly unrelated people, who slowly realise that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each is on a mysterious and highly personal quest that can only be found in their subconscious: one is searching for his missing girlfriend, one is searching for a lost child and one is looking to cure his catatonic mother. However, the more they use the dream world as a tool to advance their hidden agendas, they begin to realise that their visions are trying to tell them something else and that their very real lives are at stake.
The show stars David Ajala (The Dark Knight), Lizzie Brocheré (The Wedding Song) and Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine).
Amazon hasn’t yet released a trailer for the show, but you can watch the first 10 minutes here, courtesy of USA Network’s YouTube channel:
Amazon in talks for USA Network’s Falling Water
24th November 2016
Amazon is in talks to acquire the exclusive rights to USA Network’s Falling Water.
The supernatural thriller, created by Blake Masters (Brotherhood), Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) and the late Henry Bromell (Homeland), premiered in September 2016 on the US channel, which is best known for Mr. Robot. Indeed, Amazon has already signed a deal for the UK rights to the cyber-thriller, so it is perhaps no surprise that the two should be in conversation over its latest series.
A deal with Amazon would certainly help the show’s prospects: Deadline, which reported on the negotiations, notes that Falling Water has not had the strongest ratings in America, but a solid audience from an international streaming platform would shore up its potential for renewal. Indeed, the show’s small, dedicated fan base is the kind of thing that Amazon likes – one of its highest profile originals to date has been Ripper Street, which it renewed after the BBC cancelled it. Add in a dense mythology and you have a show that could be well-suited to binge-viewing rather than a weekly, linear broadcast.
An intersection between reality and unconscious thought, Falling Water is the story of three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each is on a quest for something that can only be found in their subconscious. However, the more they begin to use the dream world as a tool to advance their hidden agendas they realise that their visions are trying to tell them something more, and that their very real lives are at stake.
The show stars Lizzie Brochere, David Ajala, Will Yun Lee, Zak Orth, Anna Wood and Kai Lennox. Hurd is an Executive Producer on the show, with Juan Carlos Fresnallido having directed the pilot. Should the deal go ahead, it would strengthen Hurd’s relationship with Amazon: she is already developing a horror anthology series based on Aaron Mahnke’s Lore podcast for the streaming service.