HBO Max is officially the new home of “The Trial of Christine Keeler.”
The show is produced by Ecosse Films and Great Meadow Productions. It brings life to on of the most groundbreaking and controversial political sex scandals in the United Kingdom known as the Profumo Affair.
During the 1960s, the United Kingdom attempted to keep an affair between a British minister (played by Ben Miles) and model Christine Keeler (played by Sophie Cookson) because it was seen as a threat to the government.
The show is written by BAFTA winner Amanda Coe and is directed by Andrea Harkin. The Trial of Christine Keeler will premiere on HBO Max on December 9th and will be told from the model’s perspective.
The show premiered on BBC in December 2019. Some of the cast members are James Norton, Emilia Fox, and Ellie Bamber.
This deal marks the newest sale of the drama for Keshet International which partly financed the series and distribute globally.
Keren Shahar, COO and Keshet International’s president of distribution said in an interview that they are “thrilled to have found this stunning series a home in the U.S. on HBO Max. By retelling this scandal from Christine’s perspective for the first time, this captivating period piece feels relevant, contemporary and so very HBO Max, despite depicting real-life events from nearly six decades ago.”