Johnny Harris (Snow White And The Huntsmen), Richard Rankin (The Crimson Field) and Luke Newberry (In The Flesh) are set to co-star opposite Anne-Marie Duff in BBC One’s four-part drama series From Darkness.
Penned by The Paradise scribe Katie Baxendale, From Darkness tells the story of Clare Church (Anne-Marie Duff), who, in the mid-90s, left the Greater Manchester Police, where she often found herself ignored in the office and second place in her relationship with her married DI.
After leaving GMP, Clare moved to the remote island of Canna, with her new man, Norrie, and daughter Megan. But now, four bodies from Clare’s past investigations have been unearthed and she finds herself being pulled back in to a world she’d long since left behind and a case that only she can solve.
Johnny Harris has been cast as DCI John Hind, Clare’s former lover and colleague; Richard Rankin plays Norrie, Clare’s new lover who she lives with on the remote island of Canna; while Luke Newberry will portray Detective Sergeant Anthony Boyce. Caroline Lee Johnson (Chef), Lyndsey Marshall (The Hours), Adrian Rawlings (Harry Potter), Ben Batt (Shameless) and Leanne Best (Ripper Street) also star.
From Darkness, which is the first original series commission for Katie Baxendale, is being produced by BBC Drama North, who developed the project from an a original pitch as part of the BBC Writersroom scheme. The series producer is Helen Ziegler, while Hilary Martin and Oliver Kent will executive produce. The Village and Call The Midwife helmer Domic Leclerc is attached to direct the drama, which is now filming in Manchester and Scotland.