First Images: BBC One’s New Abi Morgan Series ‘The Split’

BBC One has released a pair of first look images from The Split, their upcoming six episode drama series from The Hour scribe Abi Morgan.

The Split is set in the fast-paced, emotionally-charged world of divorce law and explores contemporary marriage and relationships through the personal and professional lives of the Defoes, a family of lawyers at the heart of London’s divorce circuit. The series mixes legal, relationship and family drama as Hannah, her sister Nina and mother Ruth negotiate scandalous affairs, big-figure settlements and fraught relationship battles at work, while navigating their own complicated lives at home.

The six-part series, which was originally commissioned at BBC One last August, was created and penned by Abi Morgan. The Split is produced by Jane Featherstone’s indie Sister Pictures and stars Nicola Walker, Annabel Scholey, Deborah Findlay, Stephen Mangan, Meera Syal, Fiona Button, Barry Atsma, Stephen Tompkinson, Anthony Head and Rudi Dharmalingam. Mathew Baynton, Tanya Franks, Chanel Cresswell, Tamara Lawrance and Claire Rushbrook guest star. Jessica Hobbs is the director. Jane Featherstone, Abi Morgan. Jessica Hobbs and Lucy Richer serve as executive producers. SundanceTV is co-producing and will air the series in the United States. BBC Worldwide is handling global sales

Check out the first look images below.