Channel 4’s new drama series The Virtues will premiere on Wednesday May 15th at 9pm, it has been announced.
The Virtues tells the story of Joseph, a barely on-the-wagon alcoholic whose precarious reality is knocked for six when his ex-partner moves abroad with their young son, from Liverpool to Australia, for a better life. With no immediate family to live for, Joseph is haunted by a past he has tried, for decades, to forget – if not actively obscure with drink and drugs.
Suffering the hangover from hell – the dry spell over – he walks away from his present life and boards a boat bound for Ireland to confront hazy, fear-inducing memories from a childhood spent in the care system that he’s had to forget. The four part drama, which was penned by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne, is produced by Warp Films and Big Arty and stars Stephen Graham, Helen Behan, Frank Laverty, Mark O’Halloran and Niamh Algar. Meadows also directed, while Mark Herbert and Nickie Sault are the producers.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.