MotherFatherSon – the eight-part drama broadcast earlier this year on BBC One starring Richard Gere (Chicago, Pretty Woman) in his first major television role for 30 years – will be released on DVD on June 3rd, courtesy of BBC Studios.
Written by Tom Rob Smith, the series follows the story of Max Finch (Richard Gere), the owner one of the world’s most influential media empires. Information is his trade: he holds dark secrets on everyone, and uses his power ruthlessly.
His son Caden (Billy Howle – The Witness for the Prosecution) is the youngest ever editor of Max’s prized newspaper, The National Reporter. But Caden is crumbling under the pressure of his father’s expectations, numbing his pain with cocaine and intense anonymous sexual encounters. When Caden suffers a massive stroke, he’s left like a helpless child, battling to rebuild his life.
For Kathryn (Helen McCrory – Peaky Blinders, the Harry Potter series) – Max’s estranged wife – this is a second chance to be a mother to her son. A respected former journalist from a wealthy British family, she’s determined to reconnect with the sensitive boy Max ripped away from her. But as Max and Kathryn fight for the soul of their son, another fight is about to begin.
Caden knows secrets that could bring Max’s empire crashing down. And Caden’s silence can’t be bought. This is a fight for family, a fight for truth – a fight for the heart of the nation…
The DVD release also several extra behind-the-scenes bonus features, including “Introducing MotherFatherSon”, “Creating MotherFatherSon”, “Becoming Caden” and “London”.
MotherFatherSon will be available on DVD from Amazon.co.uk and other retailers from June 3rd.