Line of Duty maker World’s BBC thriller Showtrial has been renewed for a second season with a fresh cast.
BAFTA-winning Sherwood star Adeel Akhtar will feature in a new story alongside Shane Meadows’ Gallows Pole lead Michael Socha and Nathalie Armin (Home), in the show created by The Diplomat’s Ben Richards.
As with Season 1, the second run will focus on a hotly-contested criminal trial that divides the nation and takes place in the full glare of the media spotlight. Logline reads: “When the high-profile climate activist Marcus Calderwood is left for dead in a violent hit and run, he uses his dying moments to identify his killer – a serving policeman. But who is this unnamed ‘Officer X’? What does his own history reveal about the nature of trauma and revenge, and was Marcus’s death a careless accident or cold-blooded murder?”
We’ll Be Back: Photo Gallery Of TV Series Renewed In 2023
‘Line Of Duty’ Star’s Wedding Serenade From Dementia Choir She Featured In Acclaimed Doc
The first season starred Tracy Ifeachor and Céline Buckens in a story about the arrogant daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur who is arrested following the disappearance of a fellow student.
Showtrial is one of a number of BBC dramas produced by Line of Duty maker World and is created and written by Richards, whose past credits include COBRA and Spooks.
“I am very grateful to the BBC for the opportunity to explore another sensational trial which I hope will be just as entertaining as our first outing,” said Richards. “I love writing Showtrial and I’m honored to have a cast of such high quality to deliver it.”
Filming in Northern Ireland will kick off later this year with further casting announced in due course. Showtrial is directed by Julia Ford (Everything I Know About Love) and produced by Ken Horn (Line of Duty). EPs are Simon Heath and Emma Luffingham for World, with Nawfal Faizullah for the BBC.
Must Read Stories
Chief Negotiator Says Union “Remains Very Eager” To Return To Table With AMPTP
Restart Of Talks Brings Hope As Window Narrows For Scripted Broadcast Series
Disney Sued By Film Finance Partner TSG Over Hundreds Of Millions In Profits
‘Blind Side’ Family Lawyer Marty Singer Says Michael Oher Attempted “Shakedown”
Read More About:
Source: Read Full Article