New BBC political thriller 'Roadkill' has added Irish star Sarah Greene to their impressive acting bill.

Sarah, who you'll know as Detective Cassie Maddox from RTE and BBC's 'Dublin Murders' series, will play an investigative journalist in the new four-part thriller.

Also attached to the project are 'House' actor Hugh Laurie, who will play a "self-made, forceful and charismatic politician" named Peter Laurence, as well as 'Peaky Blinders' actress Helen McCrory as a prime minister called Dawn Ellison.

The premise of 'Roadkill' seems to have been inspired by the likes of real-world political happenings, such as Brexit and Donald Trump. David Hare will act as writer and producer of the drama, whose previous writing credits include films such as 'The Hours' and 'The Reader'.

Speaking to The Daily Mail, Hare describes his new political mini-series as tackling "the future of the Conservative Party, but after Brexit." Hugh Laurie's minister will play the main character, a man that Hare says "puts freedom as the ultimate virtue in his life."

Hare says that the current political happenings around the world inspired the political thrill series, and touches on "shamelessness, and how the rules in the 21st century have changed.

"It used to be that when you committed a 'crime', there was something called disgrace. But no longer. We can see that in politics throughout the world."

As well as Cork actress Sarah Greene joining the cast, 'Roadkill' will also star 'Luther' actress Saskia Reeves, and 'Harlots' star Pippa Bennett-Warner. Filming of 'Roadkill' is already underway in London and the mini-series is expected to arrive on our screens next year.