Parisian fashion drama, The Collection, is to launch exclusively in the UK on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 2nd September.
Set in Paris in 1947, the series stars Richard Coyle (Coupling) and Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons) as brothers with secrets that could destroy their dreams of seeing the family’s fashion house restore Paris’ supremacy as the haute couture capital.
Internal rivalries and betrayals, hateful bargains made to survive the Nazi occupation, and the twisted secret behind the master’s success could threaten to topple this empire at any moment.
The staff of the atelier survived one devastating war, but another looms; one where personal battles and passionate love stories set family against family, protégés against mentors, and the past against the future. No one’s position is secure…
Showrunner Oliver Goldstick leads a creative team which includes Emmy award-winning director Dearbhla Walsh and BAFTA award-winning producer Selwyn Roberts.
The drama has been filmed in Wales and France by Lookout Point and Artis Pictures, Federation Entertainment and MFP with the participation of France Televisions for BBC Worldwide Ltd.
“We’re incredibly excited to be bringing this new, original series to Amazon Prime members in the UK,” said Jay Marine, VP Amazon Prime Video EU.
“We have a collection of all-star British, American and European talent on this show, both in front and behind the camera.
“Headed by Oliver Goldstick, the team have created a taut family drama playing out in a sumptuous universe within the glamour of 1940s Paris.
“Against a backdrop of beautifully-made gowns, sparring business rivals, war heroes and villains, The Collection is a captivating, original drama and Prime members will get a chance to see it before anyone else.”
The Collection also stars Frances de la Tour as formidable matriarch Yvette, Mamie Gummer (Ricki and the Flash, The Good Wife), and Jenna Thiam (The Returned).