MyAnna Buring In The Dark for BBC thriller

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BBC One is In The Dark with the four-part drama from Ordinary Lies writer Danny Brocklehurst.

“What interested me was Danny Brocklehurst’s writing and working with Hilary Martin. I have such respect for their work and the way they conduct it. They have developed a great story and have now brought in a brilliant production and creative team, directors, and cast… Gilles has created an incredible atmosphere for all the actors this week – I’m excited for shooting to begin.” – Myanna Buring

The series, adapted from books by bestselling novelist Mark Billingham will star MyAnna Buring as Helen Weeks, a feisty yet fragile detective. She will be joined by Ben Batt as Paul Hopwood, her partner and a head strong Detective Inspector. Further cast confirmed include David Leon, Ashley Walters, Matt King, Clive Wood, Emma Fryer, Jamie Sives, Pearce Quigley, Georgia Moffett, Sinead Matthews and Jessica Gunning.

Characterful, darkly funny and with themes relevant to our times, In The Dark is an incredibly personal and engaging crime series. With visceral emotional dilemmas at the centre of the two crime stories, the series is anchored by Helen Weeks and her journey towards motherhood. Can she overcome childhood secrets and unexpected tragedy that befalls her to make the world a better place for her unborn child? Even if you love someone, do you ever really know them completely?

“It’s always great for a writer when you have a superb cast to bring your words to life. I’m thrilled to be working with the super-talented MyAnna Buring, an actress I have admired for many years, and the brilliant Ben Batt. I know that they will inhabit Helen and Paul, and deliver the performances these complex characters deserve.” – Writer Danny Brocklehurst

In The Dark will is to begin production in Manchester this month with an air date yet to be scheduled.

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