Paul Abbott’s award-winning cop show, No Offence, is about to start filming its second series, and the show has hired a director who has gained critical acclaim for a show that has also appeared on Channel 4. The fifth episode of the seven-part series two is to be directed by Deutschland 83’s Samira Radsi – her first British drama project.
Radsi’s work was first seen in the UK on Channel 4 in the international award-winning Deutschland 83, she says: “This is my first UK gig and once I started watching No Offence I couldn’t stop and fell in love with those fantastic characters, and all being played so well. The show’s been bought by ZDF Neo so is being shown in Germany and I’m definitely curious to see how the German audience reacts! Of course I knew Shameless and I was a fan of Paul, as his work is unique and original. He has a deep understanding for how life can become so desperate and absurd to try and survive as a human being – whoever you are and wherever you come from. No matter how off the wall some of his characters behave and how wild some of the scenarios are, there is always a deep sense of truth to it. Simply brilliant work!”
The unorthodox crack team of cops all return at full-throttle, headed up by the brilliant DI Viv Deering, (Joanna Scanlan), impulsive and street-smart DC Dinah Kowalska (Elaine Cassidy) and neurotic DS Joy Freers (Alexandra Roach). Other regular Friday Street cops, played by Will Mellor, Paul Ritter, Tom Varey, Neet Mohan, Ste Johnston, Kate O’Flynn and Saira Choudhry, all go above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done. Joining as regulars this season are: Sarah Solemani, Rakie Ayola, Conor MacNeill, Zachary Momoh, Charlie May-Clarke and Jody Latham. Further casting includes: Patrick Bergin, Keith Dunphy, Orla O’Rourke, Chook Sibtain, Kieran O’Brien and Zac Sutcliffe.
Shooting starts next week.