Sundance Channel is ready to hit the ground running with new miniseries Restless.
Based on the novel by British novelist William Boyd, Restless follows the story of a daughter Ruth (Michelle Dockery) who discovers that her mother Sally (Charlotte Rampling) was recruited as a spy during World War II. The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive trailer for the upcoming two-parter and it's every bit as intriguing as one would imagine a tale like this would be.
As the trailer suggests, it's quite a harsh reality to be met with, finding out that all of a sudden, the mother you've known all your life actually has a secret life. As Ruth begins to uncover her mother's double life as Eva Delectorskaya, we get introduced to the dangerous world that was -- and is -- her life.
Hilary Bevan Jones produced, with Edward Hall directing from a teleplay by Boyd. Dockery, Rampling, Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell and Michael Gambon co-star.
Restless is the first of three original Sundance Channel series: Top of the Lake from Jane Campion starring Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter, and Rectify from Ray McKinnon, which will air in 2013.
Restless premieres 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 on the Sundance Channel.