Carey Mulligan, John Simm, Nicola Walker to star in new David Hare thriller for BBC

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BBC Two today announced yesterday a new four-part thriller series called Collateral, a gripping, high-octane thriller set in present-day London, from pre-eminent playwright David Hare and starring Academy-Award nominee Carey Mulligan in the leading role. Read on for more…

The ensemble cast will also include John Simm, Nicola Walker, and Billie Piper who most recently won multiple awards for her on-stage role in Yerma at the Young Vic. Acclaimed director SJ Clarkson will helm.

Set over the course of four days, the four-part drama explores the spiralling repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. Refusing to accept this is a random act of senseless violence, tough and single-minded Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie (Mulligan) is determined to discover if there is a darker truth.

Politician David Mars (Simm) becomes instantly embroiled in the drama through his turbulent relationship with his troubled and unpredictable ex Karen (Piper). While Jane Oliver (Walker), a compassionate vicar, struggles to conceal her affair with the only witness to the crime. Hare’s electrifying writing acts as a moving spotlight, asking crucial questions about the state of modern Britain.

Sounds terrific, and that cast *fans self*

More news when I get it.

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