Blackout was created by Bill Gallagher and tells the story of Daniel Demoys, who has gone from being an idealistic young man to a disillusioned and corrupt council official. Daniel wakes up one day after an alcohol fuelled night and realises that he might be responsible for brutally beating his “business partner” and putting him in a coma. But after saving a young man from being shot, public opinion of him as a straight-talking everyday hero couldn’t be higher. So much so that the council official has become a candidate in the race to become Manchester’s mayor. But as his public star rises ever higher and he tries to repair the damage done to his private life, Daniel is painfully aware that it could all come crashing down at any moment.
The drama series stars Christopher Eccleston as Daniel Demoys, Dervla Kirwan as Alex Demoys, Ewen Bremner as Jerry Durrans, MyAnna Buring as Sylvie, Branka Katic as Donna, Andrew Scott is Dalien Bevan, David Hayman as Henry Pulis, Rebecca Callard as Ruth Pulis, Lyndsey Marshal as Lucy Demoys; Olivia Cooke as Meg Demoys and Danny Sapani as Detective Griffin. Blackout is produced by Red Production Company, with Bill Gallagher, Nicola Shindler and Piers Wenger serving as executive producers.
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