Colin Morgan (The Fall, Merlin) and Charlotte Spencer (Glue, Line Of Duty) have been set as the leads in The Living And The Dead, BBC One’s six episode supernatural thriller from Life On Mars and Eternal Law creators Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham.
“The Living And The Dead is one of those scripts that you read and are instantly compelled and engaged by. It’s intelligent, chilling and engrossing”, said series star Colin Morgan. “It’s going to be very special and I can’t wait to start working on it with the wonderful creative team.”
“It’s always been a dream of mine to appear in a period drama and they don’t come better than this – fantastic, original scripts and, in Charlotte Appleby, a superb character who’s strong, passionate and gutsy”, added Charlotte Spencer. “Couple this with an incredible director, crew and cast, I can’t wait to get started!”
The Living And The Dead is set in Somerset, England, in 1894 and tells the story of Nathan Appleby (Colin Morgan) and Charlotte Appleby (Charlotte Spencer), who inherit a farm that’s almost as old as the English countryside itself and are determined to start a new life together. But their presence in this isolated corner of England starts to unleash strange, unsettling and dangerous supernatural phenomena that will start to threaten their marriage.
The series hails from Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham, who previously collaborated on such dramas as Eternal Law, Ashes To Ashes and Life On Mars. The Living And The Dead is being produced by BBC Wales Drama production in association with Monastic Productions and BBC America. The executive producers are Ashley Pharoah, Matthew Graham, Faith Penhale and Katie McAleese for BBC Wales Drama Production. Eliza Mellor is the series producer, while Alice Troughton is attached to direct.