By Patrick Munn | December 4, 2019 - 12:10 pm | No Comments
BBC One has handed out a six episode series order to Showtrial, a drama series about a trial that grips the nation, placing victim and accused - as well as their families - at the heart of a media storm. It hails from Line Of Duty and Bodyguard indie World Productions.
By Patrick Munn | November 19, 2019 - 4:09 pm | No Comments
AC-12 has found their new target. Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, The Victim) has signed on as the guest lead for the upcoming sixth season of BBC One's Line Of Duty. She will play Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder, whose unconventional conduct raises suspicions at AC-12.
By Patrick Munn | August 8, 2019 - 1:37 pm | No Comments
Lesley Manville (Mum, Harlots) has joined the cast of Lennie James' Sky Atlantic series Save Me for its second season. “I couldn’t be more delighted to be joining this phenomenal series", Manville said. "Save Me was a major highlight of 2018, a testament to Lennie James’ writing and acting and the exceptional cast and creative team.”
By Patrick Munn | April 23, 2019 - 12:01 am | No Comments
Here's some late casting news from the BBC. Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle, And Then There Were None) has joined the cast of Line Of Duty in a major recurring role for the final two episodes of season five. She will play Detective Chief Superintendent Patricia Carmichael, a senior anti-corruption detective brought in from outside of AC-12. Her first episode will air this coming Sunday (April 28th) at 9pm.
By Patrick Munn | November 5, 2018 - 4:11 pm | No Comments
This is a major coup for Acorn TV. The North American streaming service has secured the exclusive U.S. streaming rights to the upcoming fifth season of BBC One's Line Of Duty in a deal with Kew Media Distribution. They replace Hulu as the U.S. home to Jed Mercurio's thriller.
By Patrick Munn | October 3, 2018 - 12:01 am | No Comments
Line Of Duty has cast balaclava man. Boardwalk Empire star Stephen Graham has joined the cast of the BBC One thriller for its six episode fifth season, which is now filming in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Graham plays John Corbett, a pivotal figure in a deadly organised crime group. Known to have links with corrupt police officers and suspected to be under direct command of the shadowy figure known only as 'H'. He becomes a person of interest to AC-12 following an explosive chain of events.
By Patrick Munn | September 24, 2018 - 3:16 pm | No Comments
Bodyguard wrapped is run last night with record ratings. The new thriller series from Jed Mercurio and World Productions came to a close with 10.4 million viewers (peaking at 11 million); making it the highest overnight rating for the six episode series.