Channel 4’s new Jack Thorne drama The Accident will premiere on Thursday October 24th at 9pm, it has been announced.
The Accident is set in the fictional Welsh town of Glyngolau and explores a forgotten community devastated by disaster. An explosion on the construction site of a much-needed and sought-after regeneration project in this “left-behind” town claims the lives of many children who have broken into the building site to make mischief.
The four-parter follows Polly Bevan, the wife of the local politician who championed the project. Their rebellious daughter, Leona, had led a group of friends who broke onto the site on the day of the explosion, but now is left with a lifelong disability after the disaster. As communal grief gives way to a torrent of anger and blame, the community finds itself torn apart. Unwilling accept that their children were to blame, the families cry for justice. It falls to Polly to hold the community together, and to face the challenging truths that begin to emerge.
The Accident is the third and final entry in a trilogy of Jack Thorne dramas for Channel 4, following in the footsteps of both National Treasure and Kiri. The series is being produced by The Forge and stars Sarah Lancashire, Joanna Scanlan, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Mark Lewis Jones, Genevieve Barr, Jade Croot, Nabhaan Rizwan, Eiry Thomas, Shaun Parkes, Adrian Scarborough and Ruth Madeley. Morenike Williams is the series producer, while Sandra Goldbacher is directing. The executive producers are George Ormond and George Faber. Hulu are co-producing and will air the series in the United States.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.