BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Abi Morgan’s original new drama is an authentic, multi-layered exploration of modern marriage and the legacy of divorce seen through the lens of the Defoes – a family of female lawyers at the heart of London’s emotionally-charged divorce circuit.
Leading divorce lawyer Hannah Stern has walked out on the family firm Defoe’s to join rival company Noble & Hale. She now faces her sister Nina and mother Ruth, also successful family lawyers, on the opposing side of high-profile divorce cases. Multi-millionaire Sportswear mogul Davey McKenzie and his childhood sweetheart Goldie embark on a painful divorce and a wrangle for control of the family business. And in a bitter custody battle Rex Pope, a well-known stand-up comedian, takes on his angry estranged wife and former comedy agent.
When their father Oscar returns after a 30-year absence, Hannah, Nina and youngest sister Rose are thrown into turmoil. Meanwhile at Noble & Hale Hannah has uncharacteristically placed herself back in the orbit of old flame, fellow lawyer Christie Carmichael. As the past resurfaces, Hannah, for so long adept at navigating other people’s lives and relationships, is confronted with questions and painful revelations about her own.
Starring Nicola Walker, Stephen Mangan, Barry Atsma, Anabelle Scholey, Fiona Button, Deborah Findlay & Anthony Head.
Directed by Jess Hobbs, Produced by Lucy Dyke for Sister Pictures.
Filmed with Cooke S4 lenses, Canon K35 Lenses and Arri cameras.