ESQUIRE NETWORK SETS PREMIERE DATE FOR FIRST SCRIPTED SERIES "SPOTLESS" FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Marc-André Grondin, Denis Ménochet, Miranda Raison, and Brendan Coyle Lead The Ten Episode, Hour-Long Dark Irreverent Drama From The Minds Of "Shameless" and "CSI"
LOS ANGELES - September 8, 2015 - No one gets away clean. On Saturday, November 14 at 10/9c, Esquire Network premieres its first-ever scripted pursuit SPOTLESS. Laced with dark humor, the 10-episode season follows two estranged brothers who are forced to reconnect after their lives were torn apart by a terrible childhood secret. Witnessing a double murder, they jeopardize their successful crime scene cleaning business by inadvertently becoming entangled in the deadly dynamics of organized crime. Marc-André Grondin (C.R.A.Z.Y.), Denis Ménochet (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS), Miranda Raison (24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY) and Brendan Coyle (DOWNTON ABBEY) star in the genre-bending series SPOTLESS.
Set in contemporary London, SPOTLESS is a story of a troubled young family man, Jean Bastiere (Grondin) whose life is turned upside down when his crook brother, Martin (Ménochet), crash lands into his world. On the surface Jean has everything including a gorgeous wife (Raison), two doting children, and a thriving crime scene cleaning business. However his morals are compromised when his estranged brother's presence begins to unravel his seemingly stable life.
Martin is the polar opposite of his brother Jean. Affected by the same childhood tragedy as his brother, Martin drifted into a life of crime, alcohol abuse, drugs, and loose women. Now, yearning for a better life, Martin is forced to confront dark sins of the past and real dangers of the present. The Bastiere brothers' lives collide when Jean stumbles across what appears to be a murder that his brother is trying to cover up. Forced to put his crime scene cleaning skills to the test, Jean must now clean up Martin's mess.
As the series progresses, Jean's skills unintentionally catch the attention of mob boss Nelson Clay (Coyle) who enlists the brothers, against their will, into his life of crime. Constantly forced down a dangerous and blood-soaked path, Jean must protect his family's future... by jeopardizing his own.
The thrilling drama is filled with relentless twists, provocative stories, and pervasive wit. Dirty deeds can never be cleaned. SPOTLESS premieres Saturday, November 14 at 10/9c on Esquire Network.
SPOTLESS is produced by TANDEM Productions for CANAL+, with Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-nominated, Rola Bauer (THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, CROSSING LINES) as executive producer. SPOTLESS is co-created by BAFTA Award-winner Ed McCardie (SHAMELESS) and Academy(R) Award-winner Corinne Marrinan (CSI).
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About Tandem Productions
Since opening its doors in 1999, TANDEM has established itself as a leading provider of quality drama television productions that have garnered nominations and awards such as Golden Globes(R) and Emmys(R). The end of 2011 marked a new chapter in TANDEM's history with STUDIOCANAL taking a majority stake in the company. This enabled TANDEM to strengthen its one-hour series strategy, leading to TANDEM's production of the one-hour procedural crime series, Crossing Lines, currently in production on its third season with internationally acclaimed producer/writer, Frank Spotnitz (The Man in the High Castle, The X Files). Spotless, a CANAL+ Création Originale, produced by TANDEM, their latest new, one-hour drama series, completed production of its first season of 10 episodes shot on-location in London.
TANDEM develops, finances and produces primetime programs for the worldwide market, exclusively distributed by STUDIOCANAL. Emmy & Gemini Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated, The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End are just two examples of TANDEM's award-winning and critically acclaimed productions. TANDEM PRODUCTIONS based in Munich, Germany, was founded by CEO Rola Bauer and COO Tim Halkin, both company Partners. Jonas Bauer became a partner in the company in 2007.