Amazon Prime continues to expand its international programming line-up, securing the rights to ITV’s eight-part conspiracy theory thriller White Dragon from Two Brothers Pictures. Written by newcomers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood and directed by Paul Andrew Williams (Broadchurch), the series stars John Simm (Doctor Who, Mad Dogs) and Emilia Fox (Merlin) and will premiere on ITV before airing exclusively in the U.S. on Amazon Prime.
White Dragon introduces us to sheltered London professor Jonah Mulray (Simm), who travels to Hong Kong to investigate the strange circumstances surrounding the death of his wife. Mulray’s journey will take him from the city streets of Hong Kong to the mountain roads of Tai Po, searching for the truth behind her mysterious car accident to get to the core of what’s really happening.
White Dragon follows Professor Jonah Mulray, played by Life On Mars star John Simm, who learns his wife has died while working in Hong Kong.
Travelling to the Chinese city to identify the body is just the first obstacle in what Jonah soon discovers is a very complex criminal case.
Assisted by British consulate Sally, played by Emilia Fox, Jonah tries to get to the bottom of what happened to his wife – as the Chinese detectives seem to be holding something back.
Anthony Wong (The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon), Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill) and Dervla Kirwan (Doctor Who) are set to join Simm and Fox on the series. Shot in both Hong Kong and London, the series is being produced by Matthew Bird (The Musketeers).
White Dragon was one of the first dramas secured under Harry and Jack Williams’ Two Brothers banner after it was acquired by UK super-indie All3Media earlier this year. The Williams are credited for writing both seasons of BBC/Starz’ The Missing, which was also produced by New Pictures. Other projects that moved forward under Two Brothers include ITV/Sundance’s Liar, Cinemax/BBC One’s Rellik and Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag.
“[White Dragon is a] taut and tantalizing thriller with a compelling narrative which keeps you gripped from the outset.” – Polly Hill, Head of Drama, ITV