Sky Atlantic Picks Up UK Rights To HBO Miniseries ‘Olive Kitteridge

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Sky Atlantic is adding a HBO miniseries to their lineup.

As part of their longstanding output deal with HBO, which was recently renewed through 2018, the channel has picked up the UK broadcast rights to four-part miniseries Olive Kitteridge, TVWise has learned.

HBO’s first miniseries since Mildred Pierce in 2011, Olive Kitteridge tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of a woman whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and a staunch moral center.

Based on Elizabeth Strout’s novel of the same name, Olive Kitteridge was penned by Jane Anderson, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks and Frances McDormand. The four-part mini, which is eyed for a December premiere on Sky Atlantic, was directed by Lisa Cholodenko and stars Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoe Kazan.

This is the latest HBO series to land on Sky Atlantic owing to the output deal between the two. Thanks to said deal, Sky Atlantic is also the exclusive UK home to such series as Game of Thrones, The Newsroom, The Leftovers, Silicon Valley, Veep and The Knick, which premieres tonight (October 16th) at 9pm.