BBC One has set the cast for Mrs Wilson. Iain Glen (Game Of Thrones, Delicious), Keeley Hawes (The Durrells, Ashes To Ashes), Anupam Kher (Silver Linings Playbook, The Boy with The Topknot) and Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, True Blood) have been tapped to star opposite Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair) in the three-part period drama.
Mrs Wilson (formerly known as The Wilsons) is set between 1940s and 1960s London and follows Alison Wilson (Ruth Wilson), who thinks she is happily married until her husband dies and a woman turns up on her doorstep claiming that she is the real Mrs. Wilson. Alison is determined to prove the validity of her own marriage – and Alec’s (Iain Glen) love for her – but is instead led into a world of disturbing secrets.
The three-part drama, which was originally commissioned last May, was penned by Indian Summers scribe Anna Symon and is set up at Snowed-In Productions. PBS Masterpiece has boarded the drama and will co-produce and broadcast Mrs Wilson in the United States. Jackie Larkin is the series producer, while Richard Laxton is directing. The executive producers are Ruth Wilson, Ruth Kenley-Letts, Neil Blair, Lucy Richer and Rebecca Eaton. Northern Ireland Screen is providing funding support. Production got underway yesterday in Northern Ireland and London.
“Anna Symon’s scripts, based on the remarkable story of Ruth Wilson’s grandparents, are full of twists and turns”, Lucy Richer, Executive Producer for the BBC, said in a statement. “It is a story of breath-taking secrets and love against the odds, and I can’t wait to see it brought to life for BBC One by such a fascinating cast, led by Ruth.”