Blindspot actor Ukweli Roach will star in BBC One’s new crime thriller series.
The six-part series, titled Wolf, will be based on the famous Jack Caffery novel by author Mo Hayder.
Roach will play Detective Inspector Jack Caffery, who tries to correct other people’s mistakes while battling an obsession with the neighbor he believes murdered his 10-year-old brother in the ’90s.
The series will also follow the wealthy Anchor-Ferrers family, who find themselves victims of the cruel games of a psychopath, trapped and terrorized while living in an isolated home in Monmouthshire , Wales.
When these two stories collide, it will be a “thriller, thrilling and deeply disturbing race against time”, the BBC said.
The broadcaster announced that the project had begun filming in Wales, written and adapted by Megan Gallagher, who previously worked on the Netflix series Borderliner.
Roach said: “I’m honored to take on the role of Jack Caffrey in Wolf. Megan Gallagher brought the dark plots of Mo Hayder into focus in a way that would challenge but also be every actor’s dream. I can’t wait to bring Jack into my life.”
Also among the cast are Doctor Who’s Sacha Dhawan as Honey and Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon as Molina, mismatched professionals forced together on a job.
Emmerdale’s Sian Reese-Williams will play DI Maia Lincoln, Truly, Madly, poignant star Juliet Stevenson will play Matilda Anchor-Ferrers and Game Of Thrones’ Owen Teale will play Oliver Anchor-Ferrers, the rich husband and Matilda’s good relationship.
The series will be produced by Hartswood Films, formerly behind Sherlock and Dracula, and APC Studios in association with Creative Wales.
Kristoffer Nyholm will direct the first three episodes with Lee Haven Jones directing the final three.
Executive producers are Elaine Cameron for Hartswood Films, Laurent Boissel for APC Studios and Ben Irving for the BBC.
“We are delighted to have attracted such an amazing cast into our wonderfully entertaining crime/horror world,” Cameron said. It’s a true testament to the uniqueness of Megan’s scripts.
“I’m especially excited about young actor Ukweli Roach playing the lead role of Jack Caffery – I guarantee once the movie comes out he’ll be a household name.”
Irving, official editor for BBC Drama, added: “It comes as no surprise that the combination of brilliant screenplays by Megan, Kristoffer Nyholm in the director’s chair and the world-class creative team at Hartswood and APC, have drawn an extraordinary cast to this engaging and delicious drama.
“The characters of Mo Hayder are in safe hands. We can’t wait to bring the show to audiences on BBC One and Player.”
Wolf will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/ukweli-roach-to-star-in-new-bbc-one-crime-thriller-series-41456165.html Ukweli Roach to star in new BBC One crime thriller series