Details about the next project from 'Line of Duty' producers has been revealed, and it stars a couple of Irish actors.
The BBC has released details about their next big drama series, which began filming this week in Bristol. 'Showtrial' will star Irish actor Sinéad Keenan, and comes from World Productions who produce the hit cop drama series 'Line of Duty'.
Sinéad will be recognisable to anyone who has been glued to RTÉ's Dublin-based soap, 'Fair City'. She played the role of Farrah Phelan (a character who has seen four different actors take on) during the early 2000s.
Her first big-screen role however was opposite Cillian Murphy in 1999's 'Sunburn', playing love interest Margaret. The Dublin-born actor has also appeared in TV series 'Doctor Who', 'Deep Water', and Northern-Irish comedy 'My Left Nut' for the BBC.
Joining Sinéad Keenan for 'Showtrial' will be Northern Irish actor Kerr Logan, who starred as Conor in 'London Irish' and also Matthos Seaworth in 'Game of Thrones'.
Finishing out the casting of the series is Tracy Ifeachor ('The Originals'), James Frain ('Star Trek: Discovery'), Sharon D Clarke ('Doctor Who'), Celine Buckens ('Bridgerton'), and Lolita Chakrabarti ('Criminal: UK').
The BBC has released the synopsis for the series, which reads: "When Talitha Campbell, the estranged daughter of a wealthy property developer, is charged with conspiring to murder fellow university student Hannah Ellis, the trial that follows places victim and accused - and their families - in the eye of a media storm. Into that storm enters Cleo Roberts, the duty solicitor on the night of Talitha’s arrest. Refusing her father’s help, Talitha wants Cleo to lead her defence against a prosecution weaponising Talitha’s gender as well as her social privilege against her.
"From arrest to verdict, Cleo and defence vie with the prosecution to convince us of the truth about Talitha. Damaged scapegoat? Or cold-blooded killer?"
The series will be made up of five hour-long episodes with executive producers Simon Heath ('Line of Duty', 'The Pembrokeshire Murders') and Mona Qureshi ('Call The Midwife') onboard, with Zara Hayes ('Poms') as director.