Julie Graham (The Bletchley Circle), Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty), Tallulah Greive (Millie In Between), Nico Mirallegro (The Village), Art Malik (The Woman In White) and Wanda Ventham (Only Fools And Horses) have been cast in Penance, Channel 5’s three-part drama based on Kate O’Riordan’s novel of the same name.
Penance follows the lives of Rosalie and Luke Douglas and their teenage daughter, Maddie. Following the loss of their son, Rosalie and Luke find their marriage under immense strain. Maddie and Rosalie find themselves in the caring hands of Jed, a charming and charismatic young man that they encounter at bereavement counselling who is also suffering under the weight of his own grief.
Jed rekindles a hope for the future within the Douglas household. But underneath, a deadly and morally corrupt triangle is taking shape. Julie Graham has been cast as Rosalie; Neil Morrissey Rosalie’s husband Luke; Tallulah Greive as their daughter Maddie; Nico Mirallegro as Jed; Art Malik as Rosalie’s confidante, Father Tom Hayes; and Wanda Ventham as Luke’s mother.
The three-part drama, which was commissioned earlier this year, was penned by Kate O’Riordan and Ben Morris. It is being produced by West Road Pictures in association with All3Media International and GPO TV Productions. Alex Jones is the series producer, while Blood helmer Maurice Sweeney is attached to direct. The executive producers are Ingrid Goodwin and Jonathan Fisher. Filming will take place in Dublin ahead of a 2020 premiere on Channel 5. “We are thrilled to have attracted such a talented cast to Kate O’Riordan’s gripping family drama of lust and betrayal”, Jonathan Fisher said. “With a top-rate production team in place, we can’t wait to share this captivating and entertaining miniseries with our audience.”