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The Six-Part Series Is Produced By Vertigo Films In Association With Evolutionary Films And Will Be Distributed By Federation Studios

Paris, February 27th February, 2024

Paramount+ has greenlit original UK drama CURFEW (w/t) from Vertigo Films (Monsters, Britannia, Mammals) in association with Evolutionary Films (I Am Vengeance: Retaliation), which has commenced filming in and around London this month.

The six-part crime thriller is set in a society where all men live under ‘The Women’s Safety Act’, meaning they are bound by a strict curfew from 7PM to 7AM every night, with their movements tracked by an ankle tag 24 hours a day. When a woman’s body is discovered, brutally murdered during curfew hours and left on the steps of the Women’s Safety Centre, veteran Police officer Pamela Green believes that a man is responsible. But in a world where men are bound by the curfew system, her theory is rejected. The introduction of The Women’s Safety Act almost three years ago is widely considered as effective at protecting women, who have been able to go out at night without looking over their shoulders, and nobody wants to hear different.

If Pamela proves a man committed this murder, it could bring The Women’s Safety Act crashing down – people in high places are determined to make the curfew a success and will do all it takes to prevent Pamela from discovering the truth.

Sarah Parish (Stay Close) is Pamela, our lead investigator, whilst Mitchell Robertson (Mayflies) is rookie cop Eddie, who is shadowing Pamela during the investigation. Mandip Gill (Doctor Who) joins the cast as Sarah, an employee at the local tagging centre at the heart of Pamela and Eddie’s investigation. Alexandra Burke (Sister Act) joins the cast as Helen, a well intentioned local school teacher and advocator for the curfew.

CURFEW (w/t) was commissioned by Sebastian Cardwell, Deputy Chief Content Officer, UK, and Paul Testar for Paramount+. On the new series order, Testar said: “Curfew is a gripping addition to our UK originals slate for Paramount+. We are excited to be collaborating with the team at Vertigo Films and a brilliant cast to bring this propulsive thriller to life.”

Nathalie Peter-Contesse added: “Curfew is a provocative and thrilling show that aims to contribute to the important conversation around violence against women. We are delighted to work with Paramount+ and Federation to bring it to UK and International audiences.

Joasia Goldyn (Britannia) is Director on the series, whilst Lydia Yeoman (The Haze) is lead writer. Joining Yeoman in the writing team is Jess Green (EastEnders), who will write episode three and Sumerah Srivastav (Manifest) will write episode five. Allan Niblo, Jane Moore and Nathalie Peter-Contesse are Executive Producers on the series for Vertigo Films, and John Adams (Damaged) joins the team as Producer. 

CURFEW (w/t) will be available exclusively on Paramount+ in the UK, whilst Federation Studios will handle global sales. CURFEW (w/t) joins a rosta of UK scripted originations for Paramount+, including The Flatshare, Sexy Beast, A Gentleman In Moscow, Insomnia and STAGS.


About Paramount+ 

Paramount+ is a global digital subscription video streaming service from Paramount that features a mountain of premium entertainment for audiences of all ages. Internationally, the streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including SHOWTIME®, BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel™, in addition to a robust offering of premier local content. The service is currently live in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia, Italy, France, Japan and South Korea.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com

About Vertigo Films

Vertigo Films has built up one of the most successful feature film businesses in the UK having produced and released over 50 films from critical hits MONSTERS and BRONSON to Oscar Nominated AJAMI, to No.1 UK box office hits STREETDANCE 3D and THE SWEENEY. It has also built a successful TV company which produced three seasons each of Jez Butterworth’s epic drama BRITANNIA and No 1 smash hit BULLETPROOF for Sky. Recent TV production includes MAMMALS starring James Corden and Sally Hawkins for Amazon and A TOWN CALLED MALICE for Sky.

As well as being one of the most prolific and experienced producers in the UK, Vertigo has built and sold several successful companies; Vertigo Releasing, Post Republic and Automatik. In partnership with Film4 and Ingenious, Vertigo also set up Protagonist Pictures.

In September 2022, Federation Studios acquired a majority stake in Vertigo Films to expand their offering of premium film and TV to the global market and attract entertainment’s top creators and talent for an ambitious development slate.

About Federation Studios

Run by founder Pascal Breton and co-led by Lionel Uzan and Marco Chimenz, Federation Studios heralds a new breed of independent European studios, focusing on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high-quality original productions for the global marketplace. Federation Studios works with the best worldwide talents and partners on the scene today to create a strong distribution portfolio as well as an array of premium international productions.

Ten years after its creation, the group federates 35 production companies located in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Madrid, London, Berlin, Cologne and Tel-Aviv.

Active in the drama, kids & family, documentary and cinema space, Federation co-finances projects in the early stages and accompanies partners in their specific production needs throughout the entire creative process. The strong distribution arm of the company has been building up a rich lineup, mixing in-house and third-party premium content. Its portfolio includes major award-winning and international successes.

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