Ragdoll
Genre
Created byFreddy Syborn
Based onRagdoll
by Daniel Cole
Written byFreddy Syborn
Starring
Music byMoses Boyd
Country of origin
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producers
  • Sally Woodward Gentle
  • Lee Morris
  • Freddy Syborn
ProducerLizzie Rusbridger
Cinematography
  • Dave Pimm
  • Phil Wood
Editors
  • Dan Crinnion
  • Paul Dingwall
  • Galina Chakarova
Running time44–46 minutes
Production companies
DistributorBBC Studios
Release
Original network
Original releaseNovember 11, 2021 (2021-11-11) –
present (present)

Ragdoll is an internationally co-produced thriller series based upon the novel of the same name by Daniel Cole. In the United States, it premiered on AMC+ on November 11, 2021, and in the United Kingdom, it premiered on Alibi on December 6, 2021.

Premise

The series follows the murder of six people who have been dismembered and sewn into the shape of a grotesque body, "The Ragdoll". As detectives begin to investigate, the killer begins to taunt them.

Cast and characters

Episodes

No.Title [1]Directed byWritten byU.S. release date [1]
1"Episode 1"Toby MacDonaldFreddy SybornNovember 11, 2021 (2021-11-11)
2"Episode 2"Toby MacDonaldFreddy SybornNovember 18, 2021 (2021-11-18)
3"Episode 3"Toby MacDonaldFreddy SybornNovember 25, 2021 (2021-11-25)
4"Episode 4"Niall MacCormickStory by : Freddy Syborn and Florence Keith-RoachDecember 2, 2021 (2021-12-02)
5"Episode 5"Niall MacCormickFreddy Syborn and Kara SmithDecember 9, 2021 (2021-12-09)
6"Episode 6"Niall MacCormickFreddy SybornDecember 16, 2021 (2021-12-16)

Production

Development

In February 2021, it was announced AMC and Alibi would co-produce a thriller series based upon the novel Ragdoll by Daniel Cole. Freddy Syborn would adapt the series and serve as an executive producer. Production companies involved with the series include Sid Gentle Films and AMC Studios, with BBC Studios distributing worldwide.[2] The series premiered on November 11, 2021, on AMC+ in the United States.[3]

Casting

In March 2021, Lucy Hale joined the cast of the series in a starring role.[4] In April 2021, Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Thalissa Teixeira joined the cast of the series in starring roles.[5]

Filming

Principal photography began in London in May 2021.[6]

Reception

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 90% approval rating with an average rating of 7.9/10, based on 10 critic reviews.[7] On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 65 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[8]

Daniel Fienberg, of The Hollywood Reporter, called the series a "metaphor" rather than a TV show, saying that "[it] has enough unnerving moments to satisfy impressionable devotees of the genre."[9]

References

  1. ^ a b "Shows A-Z – Ragdoll on AMC+". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  2. ^ White, Peter (February 18, 2021). "AMC & UKTV's Alibi Order Crime Drama 'Ragdoll' From 'Killing Eve' Producer Sid Gentle Films & Freddy Syborn". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  3. ^ Pedersen, Erik (August 17, 2021). "AMC Networks Sets Fall Premiere Dates For 'Doctor Who', 'Ragdoll', 'Ultra City Smiths' & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (March 12, 2021). "'Lucy Hale To Star In AMC Crime Drama Series 'Ragdoll'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 19, 2021). "'Ragdoll': Henry Lloyd-Hughes & Thalissa Teixeira Join Lucy Hale In AMC Crime Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  6. ^ Yossman, K.J. (May 28, 2021). "Lucy Hale's 'Ragdoll' Series For AMC, Alibi Starts Production in U.K. (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  7. ^ "Ragdoll: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  8. ^ "Ragdoll: Season 1". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  9. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (November 10, 2021). "AMC+'s 'Ragdoll': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 11, 2021.