Billy Zane (Titanic, Zoolander), Miranda Richardson (Stronger, Churchill), Michael Biehn (Aliens, The Terminator) and Harriet Walter (Law & Order: UK, The Crown) have joined the cast of Sky One’s street racing drama series Curfew.
Curfew tells the story of ordinary people competing in the world’s fastest, most furious, illegal night-time street race. Desperate for their own reasons, the challengers risk everything as they race through the night from London to northernmost Scotland in their pimped-out, weaponised vehicles to win the ultimate prize — freedom from the totalitarian government curfew that controls their lives.
The quartet join a cast that also includes Sean Bean (Broken, Game of Thrones), Adrian Lester (Riviera, Trauma), Phoebe Fox (Blue Iguana, Intrigo: Samaria), Malachi Kirby (Black Mirror, Roots), Robert Glenister (Hustle, Spooks), Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Troy: Fall of a City, Peaky Blinders), Rose Williams (Reign, A Quiet Passion), Elijah Rowen (Vikings) and Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen, Borderline).
“Joining the immensely talented cast and crew of Curfew as Joker Jones fulfils many cinematic and literary fantasies all at once”, Billy Zane said in a statement. “Playing a gonzo cowboy, member of a viral video performance art troupe, on a healing hell-ride, just about falls square in my wheelhouse right now.”
Curfew is created by writer Matthew Read, who also serves as an executive producer. It is being produced by Tiger Aspect Productions in association with Moonage Pictures, with Simon Maloney serving as the series producer. The executive producers are Will Gould and Frith Tiplady for Tiger Aspect Productions. Peaky Blinders helmer Colm McCarthy is the director. The series was commissioned by Sky’s Head of Drama Anne Mensah, Sky One Director Adam MacDonald and Director of Programming for Sky UK & Ireland Zai Bennett.
“A childhood of soaking up westerns has finally paid off, except that the horses are replaced by cars! I’m feeling lucky to be interpreting Matthew Read’s Lou: kind, tough, brave, practical and romantic, – someone you definitely want on your team”, added Miranda Richardson. “All this and the chance to drive two wildly different vehicles. Curfew is covering a lot of new ground for me which is always fun. Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!”