SUSPENSEFUL AND COMPELLING ANTHOLOGY SERIES, THE PACT, RETURNS TO SUNDANCE NOW AND AMC+ ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
NEW YORK – August 8, 2023 – The Sundance Now Exclusive anthology series The Pact returns for a thrilling second season with two episodes on Thursday, August 31 on Sundance Now and AMC+. Additional episodes drop weekly, Thursdays, on both platforms. The new six-part season from returning series creator Pete McTighe (A Discovery of Witches, Clickbait) will see the series tell a whole new story with a brand-new cast while maintaining the series’ beautiful Welsh setting and its focus on secrets and lies.
In Season 2, social worker Christine (BAFTA-winner Rakie Ayola, Grace, Black Mirror, who appeared in the first season but is playing an entirely different character in this run) and her adult children, Will (Lloyd Everitt, The Sandman, Flack), Jamie (Aaron Anthony, Emmerdale Farm, Behind Her Eyes) and Megan (Mali Ann Rees, Keeping Faith, Mammoth), are trying to move on after the tragic death of their brother Liam. As Megan’s wedding approaches, their lives are turned upside down when a stranger, Connor (Jordan Wilks, Lagging, The Devolution of the Species), arrives in town claiming an extraordinary connection.
There is much debate over whether to meet this stranger and loyalties are tested even before a decision is made. But ultimately, the siblings meet the man who claims to share their DNA, a strange loner from out of town and the spitting image of their long-dead brother Liam. As Christine realizes her hold over her family is under threat, she seeks to keep Connor at bay, denying his claims. But it’s clear to Connor that Christine is keeping a dark secret, and he’s determined to uncover the truth.
The Pact Season 2 is another edge-of-the-seat morality tale with loveable, complex characters under extreme pressure, navigating blood ties and divided loyalties while facing the ghosts of their past.
The season is written by McTighe, with Joy Wilkinson having written episodes 204 and 205. Nicole Volavka directed the first three episodes, while Christiana Ebohon-Green directed the last three episodes. The season is executive produced by McTighe, Elwen Rowlands, Hayley Manning, Ben Irving, Helen Perry, Rakie Ayola and Adam Knopf. Cardiff-based Little Door Productions produces the series.
Episode 201 – Premieres Thursday, August 31 on Sundance Now and AMC+
A stranger threatens to tear the Rees family apart, but is there truth in his claims?
Episode 202 – Premieres Thursday, August 31 on Sundance Now and AMC+
Christine takes desperate measures to prove that Connor’s suspicions are false.
Episode 203 – Premieres Thursday, September 7 on Sundance Now and AMC+
It’s the day of Megan’s wedding, and tensions are high when Connor reappears.
Episode 204 – Premieres Thursday, September 14 on Sundance Now and AMC+
Megan and Jamie confront their past in an effort to understand the mystery of Connor Moran.
Episode 205 – Premieres Thursday, September 21 on Sundance Now and AMC+
The police close in on the Rees family, while Christine struggles to force Kate’s silence.
Episode 206 – Premieres Thursday, September 28 on Sundance Now and AMC+
Christine is rocked by a shock revelation, and the Rees family will never be the same again.
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