Channel 5 has acquired a new drama for their Christmas schedule.
The Viacom owned broadcaster has picked up The Haunting Of Radcliffe House after striking a deal with Content Film + Television, TVWise has confirmed.
The Haunting Of Radcliffe House follows Alec Hamilton and his family, who have moved to Radcliffe House, a remote estate that his wife Meg has been hired to renovate. Upon arrival, Meg learns that the previous owner, a man named Radcliffe, murdered his wife Isabella in a demonic ritual. Isabella, it was said, then haunted Radcliffe until, driven mad, he died violently by throwing himself out a window. It quickly becomes apparent that the Hamilton family’s arrival has unleashed the estate’s haunted past as strange things begin to happen.
The supernatural drama was penned and directed by noted British helmer Nick Willing, whose long list of previous credits include Alice, Neverland and upcoming Syfy series Olympus. It was produced by Great Point Media and stars Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises), Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense), Antonia Clarke (The Thirteenth Tale), Adam Thomas Wright (The Awakening) and Steve Oram (The World’s End).
The project was originally conceived of as a feature film (then under the title Altar), but is bypassing cinemas in the UK and will exclusively air on Channel 5 this Christmas. Robert Halmi Sr, who has previously worked with director Nick Willing on numerous projects, served as executive producer on The Haunting Of Radcliffe House, which received funding from Screen Yorkshire. The producers recently finished a crowdfunding drive on Kickstarter to raise enough funds for a theatrical release in the US.