Elizabeth Perkins and Donald Sumpter join cast of new BBC Two drama, One Child

Date: 15.05.2014     Last updated: 19.06.2014 at 14.39
Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds, Big) and Donald Sumpter (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Game Of Thrones) have joined the cast of BBC Two’s One Child, written by BAFTA Award-winning Guy Hibbert. Filming has begun and will be shot on location in London and Hong Kong.

Starring Katie Leung (Harry Potter, Run), One Child crosses the world as a young Chinese-born woman, Mei (Leung), adopted by Anglo-American parents struggles with who she really is and where her loyalties lies. Emmy nominated Perkins and Sumpter will play Mei’s adoptive American mother and British father.

Mei is asked to return to her birthplace, Guangzhou, when her birth mother, Liu Ying (Mardy Ma) desperately seeks her assistance in saving her son, Ajun (Sebastian So). How far will Mei go to help the woman who gave her away and the brother she’s never met? One Child takes a new look at what it means to be family.

The 2x90-minute drama is written by Guy Hibbert (Blood And Oil, Five Minutes Of Heaven) and directed by John Alexander (The 7.39, Exile, A Small Island). It is co-produced by BBC In-House Drama England Production and Sundance TV.

One Child will be executive produced by Hilary Salmon and produced by Grainne Marmion (What Remains, A Small Island) for BBC Productions. It was commissioned by Janice Hadlow, former Controller, BBC Two and Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning.