BBC Two’s China Miéville adaptation The City & The City will premiere on Friday April 6 at 9pm, it has been announced.
The City & The City opens after the body of a foreign student is discovered in the streets of the down at heel city of Besźel. Cases like this are run of the mill for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad – until his investigations uncover evidence that the dead girl had come from another city called Ul Qoma.
But the relationship between the two cities defies comprehension and will challenge everything Borlú holds dear. The four-part drama is produced by Mammoth Screen and stars David Morrissey, Lara Pulver, Mandeep Dhillon, Maria Schrader, Ron Cook, Danny Webb and Christian Camargo. The adaptation was penned by Tony Grisoni and directed by Tom Shankland. Robyn Slovo executive produces alongside Tony Grisoni, Preethi Mavahalli and Damien Timmer from Mammoth Screen and Lucy Richer from the BBC.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.